Monday, May 16, 2011

(Completely Unsurprising) Quote of the Day

"I maintain the strong conviction that if I were to run, I would be able to win the primary and ultimately, the general election."

-- Donald Trump's ego, still desperately flailing for attention and relevancy, upon its announcement that its host, reality TV star Donald Trump, won't be running for president

So, Trump's entirely phony flirtation with running for the White House, of course, ends exactly the way it started and as what it continued to be all along, despite the shameful level of hype surrounding it: that would be complete bullshit and nothing more.

The most patently offensive thing about this? That this despicably megalomanical asshole dragged not just Barack Obama, the first black President of the United States, but the very office of the presidency through the sewer just for the hell of it and that the American press let him get away with it because the sideshow made for great entertainment. Just think for a moment about how low this country's attention and discourse were brought during that brief period just before Obama basically stood up and bitch-slapped Trump, relegating him once again to the Phantom Zone of D-list nobodies and impotent carnival barkers.

It's worth mentioning, incidentally, that Trump made his completely predictable announcement at this morning's upfront for NBC's fall season -- a season which of course includes the return of Celebrity Apprentice. In other words, Lawrence O'Donnell was right: NBC's entertainment division knew all along that Trump was committed to the network for another year and therefore wouldn't be running for president. It knew this, and yet it not only allowed Trump to continue his charade, but the suits in Burbank willfully screwed over NBC News by withholding information on a story it was covering.

I swear, the lapdog American media had better never forget this. And the rest of us should never forgive Donald Trump.

And NBC? Go fuck yourself.


drater said...

While Trump is certainly an ass, this fiasco is hardly worth getting upset over. If not the donald, our worthless media would have been focusing on balloon boy or some other pointless diversion. At least Trump sucked up some of the oxygen from other Republican hopefuls, and his over-the-top antics, and the Republican's willingness to go along with him, sort of showed how loopy all of them are. Part of me thinks he was pulling a Colbert, but that's probably giving him too much credit.

Chez said...

Actually, you could be right. If Trump had set out from the very beginning to screw the Republican party he couldn't have done a better job.

Benoit from Ottawa said...

drater, Chez: he's not that kind of smart -- the Colbert kind*. Trump's major characteristic seems to be ego, blunt force ego.

*More than a little rare in N. America; Tina Fey also, and who else?

Marsupialus said...

He accomplished so much for NBC, too. The Apprentice has been locked out of viewing in our household and anyone else's that I can get to the remote control without anyone seeing.

J. Dack said...

Dude got exactly what he wanted: his name on every single website and newspaper in the country.

I mean how often did you really hear about him before all this?

Successful mission. Though I'd say if he really wanted to milk it, he'd have run for a while, then dropped out due to some scandal (real or fake) and write a book about his struggles against adversity on the campaign trail.