If Donald Trump is the poster child of American capitalism, then it’s time to consider socialism.
Steve Dibert, MFI-Miami
For nearly 30 years, Americans have been forced to watch Trump and his exploits play out like it was a real life version of the 80’s TV shows Dallas or Dynasty. Through the bankruptcies, the rise and fall of his casino empire, the divorces and the TV show, we put up with his egocentric antics. Hell, we even put up him slapping his name on everything except toilet paper which is kind of surprising considering the trademark for “Trump” brand toilet paper by the Fort Howard Paper Company expired in 1993 has not been renewed.
Then about two years ago, as Trump’s popularity began to wane when people began to realize he was full of bullshit and the ratings for his TV show began to tank. So either by design or by some form of mental illness, Trump took a turn into the Twilight Zone of Nuttiness. I’m not talking about Howard Hughes or C. Montgomery Burns plutocrat kind of nutty, I’m talking paranoid right-wing Ted Nugent nuttiness. He embraced the ramblings of “Birther Queen” Orly Taitz, who has made a career out of trying to prove President Obama was born in Kenya. What was even more baffling was that Trump made Taitz’s crazy theories the centerpiece of his teaser presidential campaign. We all know Trump has a fetish for Eastern European women and we all know the stories about Taitz’s bedroom antics but let’s face it, Trump isn’t that stupid or crazy.
After his teaser presidential run, Trump discovered the wonderous world of Youtube and Twitter and almost hourly began posting insane rants that would make even the crankiest seniors at nursing homes around Miami Beach or West Palm Beach envious. Like this gem one week before last year’s presidential election where Trump takes credit for forcing the White House to release President Obama’s birth certificate that the President, the White House and the Democratic Party had already done at least a dozen times since 2008. He then makes some insane offer to donate $5 million to a charity if President Obama released his college transcripts, passport applications, etc.
Then there was this Twitter rant calling for revolution on election night when it was announced President Obama won re-election:
The recess from Trump nuttiness didn’t last long. Last month, he got into a Twitter war with the guys at Deadspin after they tweeted, “@realDonaldTrump Go fuck yourself.” after he made a comment about them breaking the story of the fake death of Manti Te’o fake girlfriend.
He then appears on Stuart Varney’s show on the Fox Business Channel to a start a fake rumor about how people have approached him about buying the New York Times.
What really showed Trump has gotten off on the last exit to Bizarro World, was yesterday when he filed a $5 million lawsuit against comedian Bill Maher for making a joke on the Tonight Show last month that he wanted to see proof that Trump wasn’t the offspring of his mother mating with an orangutan.
The New York Daily News reports that prior to the presidential election, Donald, Jr., Eric and Ivanka Trump concerned about how Trump’s behavior was affecting business had already staged one “put a sock in it” intervention.
Unfortunately, another idiocy intervention maybe too little too late but it’s worth a try. The only other alternative is to force him into retirement.
Let’s face it, Donald Trump has become an embarrassment not only to America but American Capitalism and it may be time for him to exit the stage before he is remembered not for his handful of accomplishments but for his lunacy.
What brought on this pattern of lunacy, I have no idea. I’m not a doctor nor am I a psychologist. For all I know, it could be the result of erectile dysfunction but regardless, it’s time for Trump to retire to West Palm Beach and hang out with other crazy rich old white people who think he is still married to his first wife, Ivana and swap Merv Griffin stories.
Besides, with Florida’s depressed property values due to the financial crisis, there are lots of great deals to be had on waterfront mansions places like Boca Raton and West Palm Beach. So when Trump goes to play golf with his friends, he can brag about what a great deal he got.