Sunday, April 10, 2011

Donald Trump - Brither

I have long believed that Donald Trump was a narcissistic megalomaniac, but not until today did I believe he is either stupid or just liar.  My bet is on liar since I doubt he is as stupid as he sounds.

Why>?  Well Trump in his silly bid for the presidential nomination has jumped on the "birther" bandwagon and is drinking as much of the kool-aid as he can stomach.

His latest interview is just silly.  He claims President Obama's grandparents "planted" the birth announcement to secure him citizenship and welfare.  Problem is the hospital made the announcement and having a mother with US citizenship makes his access to public programs in the US a given. 

My suspicion is the whole "welfare" angle is intended to play into the right-wing narrative about "welfare queens" and is a less than subtle dig at his race.

Trump is pretty much a jerk, so I guess I shouldn't be surprised at this kind of crap form him, but most encouraging was that someone in the press actually called him on the lie.  In this interview his lies are refuted and all he can say is "well that was 50 years ago...."  As if 1960 was a time when we kept records with cave paintings that were open to interpretation.

It's time for "the Donald" to go back to investing and get out of the limelight.  Yeah, that will happen!


Atlanta Roofing said...

I really don't get what Trump's end game here is...he will never financially disclose his assets, so its highly doubtful he will actually run for president.

Anonymous said...

Funny thing about 'Welfare'... the only version we had in 1961 when Obama was born was called 'Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC).' About 470,000 American families were in the program in the late 1950's, and it didn't grow much until President Johnson's 'War on Poverty' in the late 1960's. So, how did Obama's family qualify to be part of this really limited welfare system? Doesn't seem likely.

richard h.
fort worth, texas, usa