This past week, after the horror in Orlando, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee called President Obama an ISIS sympathizer. He then followed that up with telling Republican Party leaders who criticized him to either support him or shut up. He’ll run his own damn campaign, thank you!
Hardly the actions of a serious presidential candidate, ya think?
To the chagrin of the GOP establishment, Trump remains stuck in primary election mode. There is no modulating his divisive rhetoric to appeal to a broader general election populace. With the most recent ABC News/ Washington Post poll showing Trump is disliked by 70% of all American voters, can there still be any question about Trump’s true desire to be our nation’s next Commander in Chief?
Yesterday, Vanity Fair put out a report that could very well make sense out of this whole mishegoss.
“Trump is indeed considering creating his own media business, built on the audience that has supported him thus far in his bid to become the next president of the United States,” said Vanity Fair writer, Sarah Ellison.
Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law, and owner of The New York Observer, was quoted as saying, “We’ve triggered a base of the population that hasn’t had a voice in a long time.”
That Trump wants to create Trump TV by making sure the inevitable happens in November makes perfect sense and explains why the former TV reality star is acting in the most “unpresidential” manner that he can. He wants to keep that 30% of the American public who support him entertained and primed to back his next business venture.
Of course, Hope Hicks, Trump’s spokeswoman, vehemently denied such a thing.
“There is absolutely no truth to this whatsoever,” said Hicks. “This hasn’t been even uttered. Not even thought about.” Such a strong denial from the Trump camp can only mean one thing … there is an element of truth to the story.
Whether or not Trump is crazy enough to try to establish his own media empire, ala Rupert Murdoch, after his landslide loss, he surely is not crazy enough to give up all the perks and luxuries he currently enjoys for the god-awful task of actually governing! Does Trump, and his lovely wife, Melania, really want to step-down from gilded penthouses to the relative spartan White House? Would you?