Liberal elites are fretting that DC will lose its chic hipster elan when Trump and the Deplorables take over. Pretty much the Kamehameha of #FirstWorldProblems.
Michelle Obama has burned off her date-night meals at Washington’s new generation of acclaimed restaurants by pedaling at SoulCycle. President Obama has shopped for Jonathan Franzen novels with his daughters at local independent bookstores. Obama administration staff members, their barhopping chronicled in the gossip pages, have hit the 14th Street hot spots hard.
Mr. Trump seems unlikely to drop in at Oyamel, the Mexican restaurant and Obama favorite owned by José Andrés, a star chef and devoted Trump critic. For that matter, it is even unclear whether Mr. Trump, who has used his new Trump International Hotel as an outpost here, will spend weekends in the White House or in New York. And he is unlikely to feel a debt of gratitude to a city where Hillary Clinton won 93 percent of the vote.
“D.C. is going to take a really hard hit, culturally, socially, everything. We were really finding our footing; we weren’t second to New York,” said Jazmine Johnson, a graphic designer who said she now planned to move to New York.
The affluence of DC has been financed … Hunger Games Style … by sucking in the wealth of the fifty-states to finance an out-of-touch ruling elite. Washington DC produces nothing but regulation and arrogance; there is no innovative tech industry, no manufacturing, no real art, no wealth of any kind produced in the nation’s capital. (These are the people who spent $2Billion to build a website.) Their trendy expensive lifestyles are financed entirely by what they suck out from the rest of the country. If Trump is able to cut off some of the flow, it might make it harder for a hipster environmental lobbyist to find a chic wine bar in which to sip fair trade Merlot … but it would be much better for the rest of America.