In just about 100 days Americans are going to elect a new president. As a public service, we’ve enlisted our ol’ political writer-buddy Jack Hoffman to illuminate/excavate Trump’s brain – or whatever’s rotting beneath The Donald’s Day Glo orange hair-mat. So you’ll know better – and vote for Hillary!
Yep! Jack’s back at his laptop! Missed him? He was on sabbatical! His doc’s prescribed medical marijuana…he’s in a good place…Read him in InCity Times! At least until inauguration day.
– Rosalie Tirella
Trumpity Trump Trump!
By Jack Hoffman
From 1982 to 1990 the New Jersey governor was Thomas Kean (pronounced Kane). During this time New Jersey was about to legalize casinos in Atlantic City. Enter Donald Trump – we all know the stories about the profits he made by screwing lots of hard working folks – helping them go bankrupt.
During that same period, Trump befriended the governor or vice versa, and the gov got Trump to buy a New Jersey professional football team that eventually went belly up.
Chalk up another one for The Donald!
Fast forward to 2016. The Democratic nominee for president, Hillary Clinton, picks her running mate – Senator Tim Kaine (also pronounced Kane). He’s the former governor of Virginia.
Not more than three days after the announcement Trump, at a Miami rally, says the following about “her running mate, Tim Kaine, who by the way, did a terrible job in New Jersey.” Trump goes on: “He was not very popular in New Jersey and he still isn’t.” And there were other Trump embraceable comments about the wrong Kaine or Kean – just pick a number. Wasn’t Trump a New York resident? Isn’t New Jersey next to New York? How could he screw up? How could he be saying “she” instead of “Hillary Clinton”? Women don’t exactly like that. They have names, Donald. And you want women to vote for you!
Here is another beauty from the Book of Trump: we all know about his respect for Vladimir Putin – one of the “great” leaders of all time, says Trump. He labels Putin’s invasion of the Crimean part of Ukraine a good move. I would suggest to Mr. Trump the Ukraine is an ally of the U.S. And an independent country, formerly part of the old USSR and soon to be a NATO member. Catch this one! Paul Manafort ,Trump’s campaign manager, lived in Kiev for a period of time. What a team! They’re like the Washington Generals playing the Globetrotters, or better still, Bud Abbott and Lou Costello arguing about “Who’s on First?”!
I must confess: I wanted Trump to win the nomination way back when. I knew, and so did lots of folks, that a Trump candidacy would bury the Repugs for 10 years, maybe more.
Get to your bookie! Trump will lose by 10% . If he is lucky, he might win three states – Alabama for one. You can pick (maybe) two more.
BYE BYE, DONNY!