Newt’s in, Mitch is out. Haley got out before anyone knew he’d gotten in. But Tim is definitely in, running as “Tim Who?”
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But the one I’m going to miss most among the GOP presidential hopefuls is The Donald – a walking gas bag of vanity topped with a head of orange, feral hair. Donnie Trump announced that he would’ve been the Republican nominee and then would’ve defeated President Obama if he stayed in the race – but, alas, he said he wanted to spend more time with the one he loves: himself.
So Trump is fading back into the screwball celebrity swirl from whence he came, but I want to give him a proper send off. He was widely ridiculed for his screeching insistence that Obama is a Kenyan, but that nonsense obfuscates the fact that Trump is more than a frivolous buffoon. He’s a dangerous buffoon.
In his brief run, The Donald’s chief substantive focus was China, which he bashed repeatedly for taking America’s manufacturing jobs. “China is raping this country,” he demagogued, conveniently ignoring the reality that greedheaded CEOs of U.S. corporations are the ones who’re raping America’s middle class by gleefully shipping American jobs to low-wage havens like China. But there’s another damning reality that Trump never mentioned in his rants: He is one of the job rapers.
Go to the Trump Store in New York City’s Trump Tower and try to find something made in the U.S.A. Instead, you’ll find $80 Trump sweaters and $70 Trump warm-up tops – made in China. Or, golf caps with the Trump crest on them, cufflinks, tie pins, leather belts, shirts, ties in 50 different patterns, and even the cuddly Trump Teddy bear – all made in China.