All posts tagged: donald trump

A Trumpdate (Sorry)

This is hilarious and awkward and very amusing to me: The amazing story of Donald Trump’s old spokesman, John Barron — who was actually Donald Trump himself. In the 1980s, when reporters called the Trump Organization to request an interview with the boss, they were sometimes referred to a spokesman, instead. That a busy and image-conscious executive such as Donald Trump would place a buffer between himself and the media was hardly unusual, but there was a twist: The spokesman, John Barron, was actually Trump, hiding behind a fake name. Also, this by Nora Ephron on Trump from back in 1989 is interesting and informative, considering: Here is what interests me about Donald Trump: He wants to be famous. He wants people to talk about him. He wants people to notice him. He wants people to write about him. He wants people to ask him for autographs and recognize him and invade his privacy; not that he seems to have any privacy; he doesn’t even seem to have a single solitary thought he manages to …

Little Marco

You’ve heard Trump calling Rubio “Little Marco,” right? Because OMG. “Little Marco” may be my favorite thing from this primary season. It’s just so, so wrong/amazing. Marco Rubio is literally a 44-year-old United States Senator who is being bullied by another candidate while he runs for president. What a time to be alive.

GOP Debate in Houston

Apparently I like to torture myself because I watched the entire GOP debate tonight. And these tweets basically recap it: Wait, is Ted Cruz currently arguing FOR people “dying in the streets” in an attempt to make Trump look bad? WTF, bro. #GOPDebate — Sarah Blackstock (@sarahblackstock) February 26, 2016 Rubio is legit about to wink at the audience. Reaaaaaally enjoying those cheers at his “snappy comebacks” #GOPDebate — Sarah Blackstock (@sarahblackstock) February 26, 2016 “Can somebody attack me, please?” Ben Carson wants to talk. #GOPDebate — Sarah Blackstock (@sarahblackstock) February 26, 2016 Trump to Cruz & Rubio: “Keep trying. Swing for the fences.” 😂 — Sarah Blackstock (@sarahblackstock) February 26, 2016 The lack of a Kasich tweet would make me feel bad, but: 1) he did nothing that inspired one, and 2) he defunded Planned Parenthood in Ohio the other day, so nevermind. What I’ve really learned in the Republican Primary so far is that it’s possible to make me feel bad for and miss Jeb Bush, the guy I instantly wanted to lose when …

This election is weird, y’all.

One state choosing Trump and Sanders on the same night is interesting, to say the least. Bernie Sanders just easily won the New Hampshire primary. New Hampshire primary results: Donald Trump wins. This is going to be a really interesting election season. The pundits have been wrong so often already that there’s no way to think we can count on them to get it right… The usual rules have been tossed out and who knows who will be our next president. Wow.  

GOP Debate Night

I can’t help myself and watch every primary debate, and unfortunately, there have basically been a zillion for the Republicans so far this time and yikes. Here, torture yourself with the tweets I shared/read while I watched: I almost gave up at this point, but just as I reached for the remote, Wolf said they were moving to closing statements. So, here’s my tweet-recap of each of those: If you haven’t had quite enough yet, my favorite post-debate ritual is checking PolitiFact for their updates on where the claims made in the debate fall on their truth-o-meter.