The highly political Grammys all-time low ratings are why presidents don’t sing the State of the Union address: It makes your endeavor an example of rising to the level of your own incompetence. This straying-from-the-script phenomenon was well epitomized by Hillary Clinton’s pre-taped appearance at the music awards, where she joined others in reading excerpts from Fire and Fury, the Trump tell-all book that’s so much of a tell-all it even tells lies.
The failed ex-presidential candidate, ex-secretary of state, ex-senator, and ex-first lady — the only ex Hillary is not, ironically, given her husband’s continual infidelities, is an ex-wife — read a book passage about how President Trump liked eating at McDonald’s because he feared being poisoned. This evoked laughter from the audience, and not, presumably, because the tofu-and-tiara attendees fancy fast-food poison itself.
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