After much head-scratching, Hillary Clinton has finally found a man who can impersonate her Republican opponent as she prepares for the upcoming presidential debates.
“It wasn’t easy coming up with someone who could mimic the reckless temperament and the hateful instincts and divisive instincts of Donald Trump,” Clinton’s campaign manager Robby Mook told CNN. But with about one month to go before the first presidential debate, the Clinton camp has struck gold. Who better to imitate the unpredictable Trump than the “Merchant of Venom” himself, Don Rickles?
When a reporter asked “Mr. Warmth” if he was up for this latest gig, Rickles snapped, “Get away from me you hockey puck.”
At 90, Rickles’ mind is still sharp as a tack.
“Let me tell you something, sonny,” Rickles scolded the reporter. “I was insulting the best of them long before you had your first taste of Farina.”
“But what do you really know about presidential politics?” asked the fearless reporter.
“I know more than Trump and look whose the candidate. It ain’t me,” replied Rickles.
“Have we had a guy running for president who knows less than Trump … about anything?” asked Rickles. “You know who would have made a great president? My old friend Frank Sinatra. Now there was one smart burnt calzone.”
Why the Clinton camp didn’t think of hiring Rickles from the get-go seems odd in retrospect.
When told Clinton’s debate prep stand-in would be Don Rickles, Donald Trump smiled and said, “Love Rickles. Now there’s one hell of a man. I grew up watching the guy. I idolized him. Is the old geezer still alive?”
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