Friday, May 13, 2016

Pass the popcorn!

Damn, this is entertaining. The WP has obtained a recording of a phone call in which someone named John Miller, who claims to be a Donald Trump employee, sings the praises of his boss. But "John Miller" is clearly Trump himself.

The call came from 1991, when a People magazine reporter named Sue Carswell called Trump's office to inquire about the Ivana/Marla Maples nonsense.
Within five minutes, Carswell got a return call from Trump’s publicist, a man named John Miller, who immediately jumped into a startlingly frank and detailed explanation of why Trump dumped Maples for the Italian model Carla Bruni. “He really didn’t want to make a commitment,” Miller said. “He’s coming out of a marriage, and he’s starting to do tremendously well financially.”

Miller turned out to be a remarkably forthcoming source — a spokesman with rare insight into the private thoughts and feelings of his client. “Have you met him?” Miller asked the reporter. “He’s a good guy, and he’s not going to hurt anybody. . . . He treated his wife well and . . . he will treat Marla well.”
“Actresses,” Miller said in the call to Carswell, “just call to see if they can go out with him and things.” Madonna “wanted to go out with him.” And Trump’s alter ego boasted that in addition to living with Maples, Trump had “three other girlfriends.”

Miller was consistent about referring to Trump as “he,” but at one point, when asked how important Bruni was in Trump’s busy love life, the spokesman said, “I think it’s somebody that — you know, she’s beautiful. I saw her once, quickly, and beautiful . . . ” and then he quickly pivoted back into talking about Trump — then a 44-year-old father of three — in the third person.

In 1990, Trump testified in a court case that “I believe on occasion I used that name.” He did not respond to a request for comment for this article.
Trump, lying fuck that he is, denies that he posed as John Miller. He then went on the attack, accusing WP owner Jeff Bezos of having "huge antitrust problems."

On Today, Trump said: "That's not me. Trust me. It doesn't sound like me. How pathetic. You're going back 20-plus years for a story. Sad."

This, from the asshole who wants to dredge up the Monica Lewinsky scandal (about which everything there is to say has already been said).

My first reaction? I immediately flashed on the collapse of Joe Biden's candidacy. In case you don't recall, the media reacted with outrage and umbrage when they caught him lifting a few lines from a speech by British politician Neil Kinnock. At the time, conservatives acted as though Biden had committed the most vile sin since Cain.

How times have changed. How our standards have changed.

Imagine for one second how people would react if anyone named Clinton had been caught impersonating himself (and bragging about his multiple affairs). Seriously: Suppose that a Clinton totally unrelated to Bill or Hillary -- a Clinton who lives in England -- had been caught "pulling a Trump." You know damned well that the entire media would scream for Hillary to get out of the race, on the grounds that anyone named Clinton is untrustworthy.

Right now, the pro-Trump sites are flailing and sputtering in a desperate attempt to change the topic. "But....Hillary! But...Obama!" And when in doubt: "BENGHAAAAAAAZZZZIIIII!!!"

They can't defend Trump's impersonation. They can't defend his inane, ridiculous, transparent lies about that impersonation. They can't defend a candidate with a phobic reaction to the truth.

Trump has outed himself: He's a nut.

Only an insane person would would ever have thought that he could get away with that puerile "John Miller" gambit. Only an insane person would refuse to apologize once he has been well and truly caught out.

Similarly, only an insane person would think that he can run for president without divulging to the world that he is really worth a lot less than he pretends.

Finally: Sheldon Adelson has formally endorsed Donald Trump.

As has John Bolton and Walid Phares.

Can we finally end this nonsense we've all heard about Trump being the antidote to neoconservativism? Hillary may be on too-friendly terms with the Kagan clan, but she is also friendly with the Blumenthals. She had an entirely laudable connection to the entirely laudable Tyler Drumheller. Trump, by contrast, surrounds himself with the worst assholes on the planet -- people like Adelson, Bolton and Roger Stone.
Carla Bruni-Sarkozy? I suppose she's got a type.

As for Teflon Trump, this isn't worse than that Scottish crofter whose water he cut off, or the Australian government denying him a gambling licence because of his mob ties, or his being in receipt of a "gift" from a corrupt Russian oligarch, or...

It's the easy way to get away with anything: whenever an accusation is made, just go on the offensive. The media love a petty despot, lashing out at everyone.
If the recording still exists, it should be fairly easy to prove whose voice is on the tape. Fun stuff! Keep popping that corn.
The man is totally unhinged. I've said from the start I thought The Donald was a psychopath and his coterie of smear merchants is part and parcel of a deranged personality.

To be honest? Worrisome more are his supporters. Beyond the KKK white supremacists who believe Trump is one of their own, the ordinary working people turning themselves inside out for the Trumpster's continuous lies and bizarre behavior is . . . appalling. And chilling.

We're living in dangerous times.

I'm sorry, Joseph, but even Stone can't save this idiot.

The only way Trump wins is massive voting machine/vote counting manipulation.
Not only is that Donald Trump's voice, about the only thing missing would be for John Miller to be interrupted by Donald Trump and the two to have an argument.
Like Ingraham said, the typical job outsourced worker could care less about this; but it's been long obvious your site is heavily weighted urban intellectuals and they gotta be entertained. Shouldn't you have posted "pass the escargot?"

But you know, Cannon, if you had a candidate on offer whose record came anywhere near resembling Kucinich's, you wouldn't have to entertain them this way, would you? (You'd have to pick another way, promoting Dennis wouldn't be their main course.)

Seems Clinton's Haim Saban came from Zionist money from the get-go, contrasted with the cabbie

Speaking of meaningful would pale to the gunrunning out of Benghazi of course.
1. Of course Trump is utterly mad. Everyone knows that. But the fun thing is he will use the biggest office in the land to settle his personal scores. The Billionaire from queens is hated by the Kochs, by Bezos and pretty much everyone else. In fact he is the billionaire that other billionaires loath. I am sure amazon gets trust busted if Trump wins. It's like putting a banal halfwit Chigur in the White house. And let's face facts, can you think of any other natural predator for the likes of Bezos ? I know, I know, you can't bear the idea of a loud and proud racist in the WH, but I think it's kind of fun. After all he won't be the first racist to live there.

2. The neoconservatives i know do not consider Bolton a neoconservative. I personally can't tell the difference, but apparently he is a different kind of psycho altogether. Seems just plain silly to me but there you go. But it's nice to see Trump making nice with Sheldon. The normal order had been restored.
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This is a red letter day for me! Suddenly I've become "urban." I haven't been "urban" since Paris in '68. I'm sure I'm not intellectual; oh wait, what are the qualifications again? Regardless, ain't eating no snails.
Sue Carswell said on Maddow that she wasn't the one who gave the tape to WaPo and wasn't aware of any other copies. So did The Donald have a copy? Did he give the tape to the paper? If so, why? Endless news loop?

It's all so weird.
I wonder how many of the so-called "leftists" and "liberals" who post here, and who hate hate hate themselves some "Killary" sooooooo bad that they are willing to accept President Tribble Hair, are not white and male?

Scarcer than unicorns, I would guess.

(In the interest of disclosure, I'm also pale and male.)

But then, if I paid attention to the Goebbelsesque scribblings and yammerings of the spectrum-spanning united front of media Heathers, I'd probably think HRC was Madame Beelzebub, too.
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