I’ll confess right away that I feel guilty for not writing about Egypt tonight. The world’s eyes are on Cairo, and I’m writing about American politics. But as I’ve said before, you can find far more useful and interesting commentary elsewhere on the blogosphere and the twittersphere.
Instead, I bring you future President Trump at the Conservative Political Action Committee (CPAC):
He bragged that he had beaten “many people and companies” and “earned billions of dollars,” earning him the title of the world’s most competitive businessman, he said. He contrasted himself with President Obama, who he said “came out of nowhere… With no track record. There was no record. Nothing to criticize,” Mr. Trump said. “Nobody knew who the hell he was.”
Mr. Obama has turned America into the “laughing stock” of the world, Mr. Trump said. “The United States has become a whipping post for the rest of the world.” By contrast, he said that a President Trump would move quickly to restore respect of America. He said he is pro-life, against gun control and will work to repeal Mr. Obama’s health care plan. “If I decide to run, I will not be raising taxes,” he said. Under his administration, Mr. Trump said America will be “taking in hundreds of millions of dollars from countries that are screwing us.”
I really hope he runs – and he says that he’ll let us know by June of this year. He’s toyed with presidential runs in the past, but this one actually seems serious. And he’d be the perfect republican candidate, honestly. He’s bankrupted companies. He’s a jerk. He’s been married five times. And he has wonderful hair:
Truly, truly, a God among men – and God’s gift to women. And it’s all so amazingly insincere. How do you think this would play with the republican base, for example?