“Somebody said, ‘Oh, because I brought up the birth certificate, I’m a racist,’ ” Trump said Friday.
“I said, ‘How can I be a racist? I just picked Arsenio Hall.’ ” ~ Donald Trump, in an address at the North Carolina State Republican Convention.
Before I get started on Donald Trump’s foolishness, let’s talk about where this quote was printed. In the New York Daily News. Which is fine. I’m not above reading it even though some NYers look down it. But, NYDN, if you already have the reputation being the “Girl, guess what I heard” of journalism, making careless gaffes like the following only justifies why some people treat the New York Times as the golden child and you like the red-headed step-child:
“Donal?” Ugh. That’s stupid. I mean, Brian, look at all the words you spelled correctly: authenticity, evidence, Arsenio. You got all the difficult ones right, but screwed up the easiest one, which happens to be in the TITLE OF THE ARTICLE. Bri-Bri, this is like watching an episode of Wheel of Fortune when a contestant rocks it the whole game and then in the final round they can’t for the life of them guess “muffins:” “Um, uh. Cupcakes. Parfait. Bundt cake (WTF?!?!?!!?! The answer is only one word!).” BUZZER SOUND. Game over. Kill yo self. What I’m trying to say, Bri-Bri, is that misspelling Donald’s name is as Charles Barkley would say, “just turrible,” so please insert you name in the place of Carol’s in the GIF below:
Now, to the matter at hand. I’m sure when GOP nominee Mitt Romney heard about Trump’s soundbite, there must’ve been some small part of him that reacted like this: