Sunday, February 10, 2013

Donald Trump is probably not the son of an orangutan

By Richard K. Barry

For reasons unclear to me, it is frequently thought in our culture that those able to make themselves a lot of money are more intelligent than the rest of us. I don't doubt that they are perhaps better at that one specific thing that has allowed the cash to roll in, but we tend to ascribe to them a more general intelligence. Donald Trump is a perfect example of this tendency.

Regarding a recent event in which Trump once again shows how stupid he is, Salon writes:

The real estate mogul yesterday filed a $5 million lawsuit against Bill Maher, after the television host failed to fulfill his end of a deal asking Trump to prove he is not a "spawn of an orangutan."

Maher made the bet on Jay Leno's show, very obviously mocking Donald Trump's non-announcement announcement in October, in which the birther promised to donate $5 million to a charity of Obama's choice upon the release of the president's college transcripts. Maher mocked Trump and "the syphilitic monkey that runs his Twitter tweet," saying, "We did a new rule one week, that suppose that Donald Trump had been the spawn of on orangutan having sex with his mother." He clarified to Leno, "I'm not saying it's true — I hope it's not true. But unless he comes up with proof, I'm willing to offer $5 million to Donald Trump that he can donate to a charity of his choice."

Everyone was in on the joke except for Trump, who amazingly became the joke of the joke (of the joke). He offered up his birth certificate to prove that he was not, in fact, the son of an orangutan: "Attached hereto is a copy of Mr. Trump's birth certificate, demonstrating that he is the son of Fred Trump, not an orangutan."

And after Maher didn't pay up, Trump sued. "I don't think he was joking," Trump said regarding the bet on Fox News yesterday. "He said it with venom. That was venom. That wasn't a joke. In fact, he was nervous when he said it. It was a pathetic delivery."

Wow. Just, wow. Can you image the court proceedings in a lawsuit like this? Or maybe Trump does believe that there is no bad publicity as long as they spell his name right. He's wrong about that. The man is truly an idiot. 

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