“The Hair” is at it again. Perhaps feeling neglected by the press, he has come up with another stunt to get some attention. We all know he is a media hog with an ego the size of all of his gaudy hotels combined. So in keeping with his odd fixation with our president, Donald J. Trump now wants to make a deal.
The rich birther and Mitt Romney-endorser had promised to release some bombshell news concerning his nemesis, President Obama, and the wild speculations were all over my Facebook feed and Twitter on Tuesday. Some said it was divorce papers for the Obamas, while I thought he had found the birth video of an infant Obama coming out of his mom’s birth canal with a Kenyan flag, a swastika and Stalin’s manifesto clutched in his little hands. But alas, we were all wrong. It was something much more scandalous. Sorry, I jest—it was a total dud, actually.
A friend sent me the statement released today by Trump, so I went looking for the video version. I know, you’re wondering why I care. I guess some of us still pay attention to The Donald. He holds the fascination of a train wreck or some equally appalling incident where one doesn’t want to watch but is held spellbound by the gore. Human nature is a fascinating thing. But so sorry, I digress. Where was I? Oh yes, the “bombshell” statement. (Click on the above video, released through Twitter, to hear the nonsensical Donald.)
The self-proclaimed billionaire wants to make a deal with the president. After taking credit for forcing Obama to release his birth certificate, he now wants him to show us his “papers” for something else: all of his school transcripts and passports, to be shown to “Sir Trump” no later than Oct. 31 at 5 p.m. sharp. What does Obama get in return for proving to “my comb-over” that he did indeed go to Harvard and whatever else he wants to prove by perusing all of Obama’s passports from birth? Five million dollars, donated to any charity of the president’s choice.
I'm not easily stunned these days, but this one has me a tad steamed. Trump is like the female Ann Coulter: he does and says things for effect, publicity, attention. He may be one of the richest birthers out there and has hounded Obama about being an illegal president—a long fight he has waged to delegitimize Obama's presidency. Even though Obama has released his long-form birth certificate, Trump’s statement today still alludes to subterfuge. The insanity will not stop. If he didn’t believe the president showed the public the real deal, why would he now offer $5 million, when he would call whatever transcripts the universities gave him suspect as well?
There is no winning with this kind of insanity, though with Trump, he is too much of shrewd businessman to be driven solely by irrational behavior. The other bumbling birthers maybe, but not him. He is driven by something else. Whatever could it be? He has already declared that he likes “the blacks,” so it couldn’t be racism. The feds did sue him for housing discriminating against “the blacks” in the Eighties, but I’m sure he’s renting, leasing or selling those overpriced condos in New York City to “those black and brown” folks now, right?
Intellectual envy? No, he said he is a very smart man and went to good schools. Not Harvard, like the president, but I’m sure he could have gotten in if his rich daddy had helped. Or maybe he did try to help but money alone couldn’t cut it for the young Donald?
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