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Donald Trump Will Never Be President of the United States

April 25, 2011

 

Audio Commentary:

Sable Verity Donald Trump Commentary

 

Script:

Donald Trump will never be President of the United States.

It seems silly I should even have to say it; it’s a glaring truth we should all be able to see.

It has nothing to do with his television show, how much money he makes, the properties he owns, or the authenticity of his birth certificate (or his hair), and everything to do with the fact that he is probably less qualified than –you betcha- Sarah Palin.

Getting elected President in this country is a brutal task.  Much of a candidate’s success hinges on public confidence.

Raise your hand if you’re confident Donald Trump has the knowhow needed to lead this nation.

Raise your hand if you’re confident Donald Trump has the skillset needed to work alongside those in government or the armed forces whenever a crisis rears its head.

Raise your hand if you’re confident Donald Trump has the finesse needed to work with leaders from other nations whether allies or enemies.

 

Donald Trump will never be President of the United States.

But the mainstream and cable news media seem to relish in covering everything Trump says or does since he first claimed he’s thinking about a run for president.

Why?

Because in this day and age of the 24 hour breaking news cycle, these news outlets have decided that political theater is good enough to pass for news critical to all of our lives.   Covering the so-called political aspirations of someone like Trump is an easy, cheap gimmick they’ve become adept at passing off as real news.

It’s not.

As a potential presidential candidate, Trump has managed to avoid addressing what he feels are significant issues our country faces now and in the future, nor has he discussed the solutions he would propose or implement as president.

Instead, to maintain his daily slot in the news cycle, he goes for shock value.  Lately he’s been harping on the validity of Barack Obama’s birth certificate, which is soooooo 2008, by the way.

Every day for a week there was coverage of what Trump had to say about Obama and where he was or wasn’t born.

Just the other day Trump said that if he runs for president, he won’t release his taxes unless Obama releases his birth certificate.  It’s one of the most nonsensical, pointless red herring ultimatums in the history of ultimatums.

Mainstream news media ate it up, regurgitated it and then served it on your plate- as long as you continue to consume it, they’ll continue to serve it.

What’s the true motivation for Trump’s political *ahem* aspirations?

Ratings.

If you haven’t noticed, Trump appears weekly on a show called Celebrity Apprentice, a show that just happens to be in the midst of its 11th season. That he’s taking bigoted pot shots at the current president only brightens the spot light on himself. Suddenly more people are tuning in to see what he’s going to say next.

Donald Trump doesn’t want to be president. He just wants you to watch his show in order to cash in; the more viewers the greater payout he gets.

 

America, it’s time to change the channel.

 

 

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. April 25, 2011 11:01 pm

    The problem is two-fold. Yes, Trump is an attention whore without a shred of integrity or dignity and, in our reality t.v., celebrity train-wreck culture, that gets ratings. He’s the Charlie Sheen of Presidential candidates.

    But what makes the situation worse is the there are very few ACTUAL candidates to cover. Aside from Tim Pawlenty and Mitt Romney, no other major Republicans have stepped up. While the media definitely shouldn’t be giving Trump as much attention as they have, the GOP hasn’t really given them much else to work with. Historically speaking, Republicans are getting kinda late in the game in terms of declaring their candidacy. I suspect this is also due to the 24 hour news cycle which has created the position of “professional candidates”; people that are paid to talk about politics and act like they’ll run for office, but are really just in it for the pay check (Sarah Palin, Newt Gingrich, Mike Huckabee, etc.).

  2. April 26, 2011 4:08 am

    LOVED it. —not only was this piece INFORMATIVE–I wasn’t aware of this piece of political buffonery (sp?).

    It was also well-spoken AND well-written.

    Keep Bringin’ It!

  3. May 2, 2011 8:27 am

    Donald Trump and his Birther cronies are not serious candidates or voters. (Why people pander to the fringe remains a mystery I’m not sure I want solved.) They are rabble rousers browsing through the rubble of this country seeking to stir the political pot with nothing more than a loudspeaker and already solved controversy. Their roaring and hell raising is not the way to debate issues or prove worthiness of winning the Presidency. Their roaring and hellraising is just that; at some point I hope they go hoarse. But hat I would really like to see is them do is sit down, shut up, and not speak unless spoken to. But knowing this media infested political arena someone will unfortunately pass them a mic because the worse thing you can do is not to waste a crisis, but waste a controversy that keeps tongues wagging over everything but the one thing that truly affects their lives.

    http://changecomesslow.com/2011/04/20/will-donald-trump-please-sit-down/

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