Donald Trump for President – Really?

Dear Commons Community,

Gail Collins has a fun piece in the NY Times today on Donald Trump and the weirdness of his campaign for president in 2012.  His basic platform right now is asking for President Obama’s birth certificate.   Ms. Collins has some real zingers for Mr. Trump including:

“In a potential Republican field that includes Michele Bachmann, Sarah Palin and Newt Gingrich, it’s hard to come up with a line of attack loopy enough to stand out from the pack. But darned if Trump didn’t manage to find one. “  “If he wasn’t born in this country, it’s one of the greatest scams of all time,”


“Trump’s main argument for why he should be taken seriously as a presidential contender is his business success. Has Obama ever hosted a long-running reality series? Owned a bankruptcy-bound chain of casinos? Put his name on a flock of really unattractive high-rise apartment buildings? No!”


“Celebrity Apprentice” is widely regarded as terrible and cheesy programming, but, actually, it has its moments. I recently saw an episode in which a former top model had a serious discussion with a fellow competitor about whether this was the 20th century or the 21st.”

Great fun for a Saturday morning.  Thank you Ms. Collins!



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