Donald Trump: I’m a ‘Genius’ (Video)
April 20, 2011
(ChattahBox Political News)–What dumb stuff has reality TV buffoon Donald Trump said lately? There’s a long list, courtesy of NBC’s decision to put his feet to the fire and throw him to the wolves, by forcing The Donald to face some real media scrutiny. It didn’t go well. During a probing interview with NBC’s Michael Isikoff, Trump’s fake tan started to visibly fade, as he unsuccessfully tried to defend his spotted business history. In the end, he reverted to boastful subterfuge. I’m a “genius,” declared Trump. Really, what more is there to say?
Talking Points Memo reports on the painful interview. When Trump was unable to explain the bankruptcies of the Trump Atlantic Casino, he tried to distance himself from the company’s management practices. But when asked about payments made to him by the casino, he responded that he was compensated for his genius business acumen, of course.
“I was chairman but I didn’t run the company,” Trump said. “I had nothing to do with running the company.”
But Isikoff pressed him further, asking why then was he paid $2 million from a failing casino.
“Because of my genius,” Trump responded.
Yesterday was not a good day for birther carnival barker Trump. He also felt the heat from a lengthy interview conducted by MSNBC’s Savannah Guthrie, in which he was unable to make the connection between the constitutional right to privacy and the legal foundation of the Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion, Roe v. Wade.
GUTHRIE: “Is there a right to privacy in the Constitution?”
TRUMP: “I guess there is, I guess there is. And why, just out of curiosity, why do you ask that question?” [...]
When Guthrie asked Trump to explain how his response made sense in light of his anti-abortion views, Trump, asked “Well, that’s a pretty strange way of getting to pro-life. I mean, it’s a very unique way of asking about pro-life. What does that have to do with privacy? How are you equating pro-life with privacy?”
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