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In Bad Break for Romney, He Wins Trump’s Endorsement



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A portion of today’s Morning Jolt covers the reports last night that Donald Trump would endorse Newt Gingrich for president. Moments ago, news broke that Trump would endorse Romney.

Sigh.

I believe the first words I wrote about Trump’s latest publicity stunt were:

I Will Not Vote for a Short-Fingered Vulgarian

Is this Donald Trump for president stuff serious? Really? We’re sure this isn’t the latest version of the near-quadrennial publicity stunt (20082000)?

Is it possible this is all stage-setting for some new line of ties coming out? A new book? Reality show? A new board game?

The guy whose dalliances with Marla Maples were the stuff of New York Post headline dreams, who made a large chunk of his fortunes by building casinos and turned Atlantic City into the depressing, pawn-shop-strewn Gotham City it is today, and whose ostentatious taste would prompt Liberace to urge him to “tone it down a little” is going to run for the party of traditional values? The guy who lost money almost as fast as he made it and who once had a personal debt of $900 million is going to carry the banner for the party of fiscal responsibility?

Back in the early ’90s, Spy magazine imagined a Donald Trump Saturday-morning cartoon series, and offered a quick glimpse in a special hosted by a then-less-well-known comedian, Jerry Seinfeld. In honor of today’s news, here is that glimpse:


Tags: Donald Trump , Mitt Romney , Newt Gingrich


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