Thursday, April 28, 2011
Trump Dumped on Rump
Thanks for playing Donald, now go home.
Donald Trump was outmaneuvered by the White House who released President Barack Obama’s long form birth certificate on Wednesday. It was a move that surprised most people, but it definitely should put the issue to rest.
It should also put Donald Trump’s fledgling Presidential campaign behind the eight ball. Instead of trying to play up the birther issue, Trump will now actually have to find something substantive to base his campaign on. When that happens, I think folks like Mitt Romney and serious contenders for Obama’s job will come back to the forefront of the party. In essence, once again, Donald Trump’s 15 minutes on this issue are up.
Now, like the showman that he is, The Donald will have to find the next sideshow to get people to pay attention to. For his part, he couldn't help but pat himself on the back saying, "I'm proud of myself." Just the kind of egomaniac you want for a President, right?
Let’s also hope that this moment in history makes the word “birther” something that shows up on a VH1 special about the decade or the year 2011 at some point. I can just hear the comedians making fun of it now.
Trump, for his part, took credit for the President releasing the long form certificate, and he said the next step will be to see if the certificate is authentic. Ok. Will Donald tell us if his hair is authentic? Shouldn’t we know that about a President?
Ok, that last one got a little personal. I’m sure The Donald doesn’t mind though.