On the ‘Fake Campaign Trail’ with Donald Trump

The notion that he is simply too big — too presidential — for a measly job in the Albany Statehouse has temporarily quelled his insecurity. But after this morning, Trump can no longer escape the fact that his political ‘career’ — a long con that the blustery billionaire has perpetrated on the country for 25 years by repeatedly pretending to consider various runs for office, only to bail out after generating hundreds of headlines — finally appears to be on the brink of collapse. … The reason: Nobody seems to believe him anymore.

Buzzfeed‘s McKay Coppins goes on “the fake campaign trail” with Donald Trump.

Odds Even Trump Will Run for NY Governor

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Odds that Donald Trump will run for governor of New York, he told Fox News. Said Trump: “A group of people, a great group, a big group of people, over 50 just came in to my office and I was very honored by it. … So, they are talking to me. And I have given them certain ideas and certain parameters. And we will see what happens. But certainly it’s something I’m considering and I will make a decision pretty much by the end of the month or early February.”

Trump Has Snit Fit, May Quit As GOP Debate Moderator

[Michele Bachmann] came up to see me four times. She would call me and ask me for advice. She said if she wins, she would like to think about me for the vice presidency. Most importantly, I did a two-hour phone call for her with her people. … And after all that, she announced she was not going to do the debate. It’s called loyalty. How do you do that? It’s amazing to me.

– The Donald, explaining why he’s thinking of quitting as moderator of the December 27 GOP presidential debate hosted by birther website, Newsmax.

Why Did Gov. Rick Scott Attend Washington Insider Event?

Much has been made of how the White House Correspondents’ annual dinner has become a celebrity fest. Everyone from Cee Lo Green to Bristol Palin to Paula Abdul attended, along with journalists. But can someone please explain to me why Tea Party Republican Gov. Rick Scott felt he needed to leave Florida to be there? Scott can be clearly seen checking to see if it’s O.K. with Donald to laugh at the Trump jokes, at about 1:40 on the right of the screen. Is this what Florida hired Scott to do?

As a side note, while Trump and Scott certainly share the crazy, their hairstyles offer an interesting contrast. Who says the GOP isn’t full of diversity?

Historic Moment: GOP’s Trump Becomes First Presidential Candidate to Deliberately Use the Word ‘F*ck’ in Stump Speech

This is almost certainly a historic moment: The first time a presidential candidate deliberately used a form of the word “fuck'” in a campaign speech.

If it had been a Democrat who’d coarsened American political rhetoric this way, this story would be leading every hour on cable news and topping the front pages of newspapers across the country.

But the degenerate who dropped the first deliberate F-bomb in American political history was a Republican, so you can rest assured the “liberal” media will paper over this incident, even though it may well prove to be the lowest moment of the 2012 campaign.

Transcript:

Pres. DONALD TRUMP channeling Tony Soprano: Did you see recently where — a couple of days ago — Saudi Arabia said, “Unh, let’s raise the price, let’s cut back production. Can you believe it? You’re gonna be payin’ five, six dollars a gallon for gasoline pretty soon. And they wanna — they wanna go in and raise the price of oil. Because we have nobody in Washington that sits back and says, “Ya not gonna raise that FUCKIN’ PRICE.”

Watch as the audience filled with Republicans — you know, the party of “family values” and high-minded morals — goes nuts, screaming and applauding.