Friday, June 10, 2016
Donald Trump is the Poor Don Rickles of Politics
Is Donald Trump a racist? He certainly appears to be, but I don’t think so. House Speaker Paul Ryan called Trump’s statement on Judge Gustavo Curiel the “textbook definition of a racist comment.” A great test of discrimination is in the workplace. Donald Trump, unlike Secretary Clinton or Senator Elizabeth Warren, has created thousands of jobs in the private sector. He is leaving a legacy in New York, one of the hardest places to do business. No evidence of racial, sexual, gender, ethnic, or religious discrimination has appeared in his workplace. Is Donald Trump a sexist? He certainly appears to be, but I don’t think so. Is Donald Trump a misogynist? He certainly appears to be, but I doubt it. Donald Trump is a case of arrested development. These insults seem so funny in high school. They quickly wear out their welcome as adults; they’re just insulting. Donald Trump is an equal opportunity trash talker. He indiscriminately lashes out with his crude insults. He is the Don Rickles of politics. He will insult anyone and everyone anytime and anyplace for a reason or no reason. Don Rickles was funny. Insults were his shtick as a comedian. You enjoyed tRickles' humor. Donald Trump is not funny. He is not charming. There is no humor in his vituperative remarks. His shtick is disgusting, and out of place in running for the Presidency of the United States of America. Donald Trump is not playing a gig in the Comedy Club, Laugh Factory, or on the Vegas Strip. He is playing for the White House, the biggest gig in the United States. It is an insult to the American people. Donald Trump may not be racist or sexist, but that’s not how it appears.