Smoke and Mirrors. February 2017. Trump supporters from Queens gather outside of Trump Tower to express their support for the President. It is easy enough to condemn the man, but I wanted to look at the culture that produced him by spending some time roaming the streets around Trump Tower. Flagship branding, glorification of wealth, overtly sexual advertising, drastic income inequality, skyscrapers financed by international money laundering, overpriced goods that no one needs-the smoke and mirrors of the canyons of winners and losers in midtown Manhattan.