TLP: Can Someone Please Explain How This Happened?
I figured I should go ahead and write something about whatever it is Donald Trump is doing before he pisses off JDA and gets himself banned. It's happened before. And that was to an actual former politician.
Trump has been talking about maybe running for president since last fall. And it seems now that he's close to either jumping in or jumping the shark. He may be annoying the shit out of Republicans, since he's pulling pretty good numbers. But the Democrats seem thrilled, mainly because Trump has gone "birther" in a big way.
Trump's latest venue? CNN:
“The fact is nobody has any information. And his people in the United States don’t even know which hospital. His relatives don’t even know which hospital he was born in,” Trump told CNN Chief Political Correspondent Candy Crowley. “It’s a very strange situation, that’s all I can tell you. And you know, it’s a very sad thing because the people, the birthers, they got labeled and they got labeled so negatively and even the word birther is a negative word.”Clever. Use Trump to minimize the birthers and make him seem like a whack-job at the same time. But maybe too clever? How much attention does the White House want to give Trump, seeing as he can't seem to shut up and apparently has an endless line of people willing to put him on the teevee. And are they saying they want him in because they really want him out?
While the potential 2012 presidential contender continues to make the television rounds with his new mantra, White House senior adviser David Plouffe dismissed Trump’s rhetoric, saying it would not impact the overall 2012 race for the White House.
“There may be a small part of the country that believes these things, but mainstream America thinks it’s a sideshow,” Plouffe said on ABC’s “This Week” Sunday. “That’s not leadership, that’s a kind of a sideshow behavior.”
Plouffe also predicted a negative future for Trump in the presidential field.
“I saw Donald Trump kind of rising in the polls. Given his behavior, and the spectacle of the last couple weeks, I hope he keeps on rising,” Plouffe said. “There is zero chance that Donald Trump would ever be hired by the American people to do this job.”
My head hurts.
And even Bill Cosby can't make it funny.