Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 8:20 AM
Alas Donald Trump’s birther nonsense has attained such cognitive dissonance that even Jay Z is trying to explain it. But only one word explains why Trump is continuing to peddle nonsense about President Obama being a foreigner: publicity.
Evidently the national embarrassment he caused last year by compelling the president (to condescend) to publish his birth certificate - proving beyond any reasonable doubt that he was born in the USA (in Hawaii) – was not enough. This nincompoop dismissed it as a fake.
Frankly, instead of interviewing him as if he has anything remotely relevant to say, I wish media personalities like Wolf Blitzer of CNN would simply refer to him as a “bloviating ignoramus” – as commentator George Will did on last Sunday’s edition of This Week on ABC. But only one word explains why the media will continue dealing with him the way a drug pusher deals with his favorite junkie: ratings.
In any event (and with Black celebrities like Jay Z in mind), I shall dismiss Trump’s latest episode of publicity-seeking hucksterism the way I dismissed his first foray into this birther madness as part of his vain flirtation with a presidential run:
Donald Trump is nothing more than the P.T. Barnum of business: a huckster who thrives on the notion that ‘there’s a sucker born every minute…’
We all knew that Trump was a self-aggrandizing buffoon. But he has now exposed himself as a self-deluding racist as well.
This is why I urge all of the rich folks he depends on to patronize his eponymous resorts and buy up his eponymous condominiums to begin shunning him just as they would a half-baked racist like David Duke. And I urge this especially of the Black Hollywood and sports stars he likes to feature as extras in his one-man freak show.
Trump is entitled to say whatever he likes. But he should not be allowed to insinuate that the first Black president of the United States has perpetrated “the biggest con in U.S. history” just to garner publicity and increase real estate values for his properties.
Furthermore, given that CBS fired Charlie Sheen from One and a Half Men for hurling anti-Semitic remarks at a TV producer; NBC should feel compelled to fire Trump from The Apprentice for slandering the president in this fashion.
So, here’s to this fiendishly thin-skinned huckster having his trademark words thrown back in his face: Trump, you’re fired!
(“Trump for President? Don’t Be a Sucker,” The iPINIONS Journal, April 8, 2011)
Trump for president? Don’t be a sucker