It’s actually quite amazing the times we’re living in when someone who has been a controversial, narcissistic, thrice married, bankrupt, tabloid attention grabbing greedhead for decades is this close to an actual bona fide presidential candidate.
Skip Congress, skip Senate. Skip any sort of elected office or appointed public service gig, go directly to the White House to satisfy the most public self-love fetish we’ve ever seen.
If in “Back to the Future” in the 80’s they had predicted Donald Trump would be president in 2016 the gag would be so ridiculously improbable that it would be comical – like the Cubs ever winning a World Series. Ha!
But here we are living in a gag where a man who has been considered an asshole since the last time a completely unthinkable dick became president, is making a run. At least Reagan had the balls to be a governor first, he did the honest work of ruining a state before having the temerity to ask for votes to send an entire country down the chute.
Trump’s supporters, and the pundits who try to explain them, would have you believe it’s a time for assholes. I will agree, that for some people it’s always time for an asshole. Just like it’s 5:00 o’clock somewhere is a great excuse for alcoholics to have a cocktail, there’s always groups of low information humans roaming the Earth, ready to casually anoint somebody with no qualifications except the requisite lack of humility enough to believe that they, above all else, should be running things.
But really, Trump? That’s a heavy lift. That gravity seems to have been waived for his delusional anointers, at least temporarily, is amazing enough. But the sheer weight of Trump’s head, as well as his long biography of douchedom will crash the gaseous Trump blimp before it reaches Pennsylvania Avenue.
On this Guy Fieri-like episode we’re rolling out to find Donald Trump’s Hypocrisies, Inconsistencies and Lies. First stop we note that no matter what Trump says about supporting veterans now, he has a history of NIMBYism regarding them outside his buildings.
Never mind that for more than a decade Trump sought to deprive veterans in need of their meager livelihood because he found them unsightly nuisances who should not be allowed anywhere near his gleaming headquarters on Fifth Avenue.
The Trump who now extols veterans spent years clamoring for New York City’s politicians to take action and ban even those street vendors with special disabled veteran’s licenses from the environs of Trump Tower.
As was reported in the New York Daily News, Trump wrote in a letter to the New York State Assembly back in 1991, “While disabled veterans should be given every opportunity to earn a living, is it fair to do so to the detriment of the city as a whole or its tax paying citizens and businesses?”
He went on, “Do we allow Fifth Avenue, one of the world’s finest and most luxurious shopping districts, to be turned into an outdoor flea market, clogging and seriously downgrading the area?”
He was still at it in 2004, when he wrote a letter to Mayor Mike Bloomberg.
“Whether they are veterans or not, they [the vendors] should not be allowed to sell on this most important and prestigious shopping street,” Trump declared.
He warned, “The image of New York City will suffer… I hope you can stop this very deplorable situation before it is too late.”
The veterans he’s been fighting against for decades on the streets of NY have some less than fawning words for Trump.
“Despicable,” he said. “He never served. And not his kids.”
“If he gets elected, I’ll die,” she said simply.
The stories behind his numerous efforts to disregard real veterans who work near his buildings or struggling Americans who lived in his properties or poor people in other countries who just happens to live where he wants to build something, are legion.
Join us next time on Hypocrisies, Inconsistencies and Lies as we uncover the worst stories from the incredible career of professional asshole Donald Trump.