What Trump's fast-food feast and Gillette's 'woke' razor blades have in common

There's something sublime about the image, a quality that pushes it past absurdity, through camp and into the realm of true art.

The President of the United States, arms out and hands open, grinning, directly under a portrait of his greatest predecessor, Abraham Lincoln. Candelabras on each side are lit to full brightness, welcoming us, the viewer, into an American fast-food feast of epic proportions.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 17, 2019, with the headline 'What Trump's fast-food feast and Gillette's 'woke' razor blades have in common'. Print Edition | Subscribe