chump update: his ‘white house con began 24 years ago’

Steve Kornacki: How The Donald discovered that pretending to run for president can be good for business ….

….Paul Riddell from Texas wrote that he agreed Trump’s “campaign” is a publicity stunt, not just because he did the same thing back in 2000, but because he also did it in the 1988 cycle … it turns out it’s true: The Trumpster’s first fake presidential campaign actually took place 24 years ago…

….he was handed a deal to write the “Trump: The Art of the Deal.” Publication was set for November 1987 … And wouldn’t you know it, a few months before the book’s release, stories began appearing that Trump – seemingly out of nowhere – might jump into the 1988 presidential race as a Republican … “Anyone would be honored to hear this,” he said. Then he swung into action, taking out ads in major newspapers addressing topics ranging from the deficit to nuclear weaponry to Central America. And he scheduled a speech in New Hampshire…

….with his money and bluster, Trump was portrayed as a potential wild card. He denied that he was running – always leaving enough wiggle room to keep the media playing along….Not long after the NH speech, “The Art of the Deal” hit bookstores. It was a runaway hit. And with that, the trips to New Hampshire and the flirtations with the ’88 race stopped. He’d already accomplished his goal: enhancing the Trump brand….

12 years later, with another book to promote, he did it all over again (see here). And now, 12 years after that, he’s back again. (There’s no book for Trump to promote this time, but there is his C-list celebrity train wreck on NBC, which (conveniently enough) premiered just as the Trump for President chatter intensified).

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28 Responses to “chump update: his ‘white house con began 24 years ago’”

  1. 1 Me4obama
    March 27, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    What did I do chipsticks to deserve looking at chumps head and hair just when am about to go to sleep. It’s more than a nightmare. It’s TORTURE.

    • March 27, 2011 at 9:15 pm

      😆 I just can’t resist using that photo for every Chump story, it just sums up his ….. I dunno …. ridiculousness? 😆 Crikey, I hope you can sleep, I’ve got to stop doing this to you 😕

      • 3 Janelle
        March 27, 2011 at 9:28 pm

        I love ya’ Chipsticks but girl, this picture keeps scaring me to death—I will definitely have nightmares–YIKES!!! In the immortal words of Rick James on Dave Chappelle, ‘Cocaine is a hellavu drug’…….

        • March 27, 2011 at 9:33 pm

          “Cocaine is a hellavu drug’…….”


          Okay, I am officially weeping here, whatever about you not sleeping from fright, I won’t sleep from laughter.

          Love ya, ya crazy gal!

          • 5 kasai
            March 27, 2011 at 9:49 pm

            LOL @ cocaine is a hell of a drug……I am with you Chip….cracking up….hahahaha that was fuuunyyyy

        • 6 NewCenturyWoman
          March 27, 2011 at 9:38 pm

          Hey Janelle, I remember Rick James’ words: ‘Cocaine is a hellava drug’. Too funny. 🙂 And I agree seeing that pic of Trump is a hellva nightmare (or for that matter, seeing any picture Trump.:)

  2. 8 Me4obama
    March 27, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    Bless your heart chipsticks, looking for another picture of chump that is nicer and better looking than that will be like searching for WMDs in Iraq because you will never find it, it doesn’t exit. Goodnite my O family I have to wake up at 5:30 to Michelle my body.

    • March 27, 2011 at 9:31 pm

      “looking for another picture of chump that is nicer and better looking than that will be like searching for WMDs in Iraq because you will never find it”

      That is the quote of the century, right there 😆

      Or maybe it’s this one:

      “I have to wake up at 5:30 to Michelle my body”


      I just love that ‘Michelle’ is now a verb!!!!!

      You crack me up. Sleep well 😉

  3. 10 Kelly
    March 27, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    He is such a douche bag. I can’t even……

  4. 11 hopefruit2
    March 27, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    This Halloween mask must be on sale at 99% discount. It’s a bit early in the year though.

  5. 13 anniebella
    March 27, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    If he looked liked that when he was a kid, how could you forget something looking like that?

  6. 15 anniebella
    March 27, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    Everyone would remember him.

  7. 16 Joy (Barbados)
    March 27, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    You all are such fun people on this site. Been reading the comments for a while haven’t commented in recent times but today I was rolling in laughter:

    “governor quitter speaks in Tongues”
    “I have to wake up at 5:30 to Michelle my body”

  8. 17 barb
    March 27, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    Me4Obama, where else in this world could you make the statement “I have to wake up at 5:30 to Michelle my body”and everyone understands. 😆

    Others would be scratching their heads going “Doing what?” 😆 😆

    I think that is the funniest picture I have ever seen of Chump and I’ve never ssen a good one.

    Night Chipsticks, Me4Obama and everyone. Have pleasant dreams. 8-0 😮

  9. 18 Sue in Minnesota
    March 27, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    He looks like a Jack-O-Lantern….rotting, collapsing pumpkin.

  10. 21 CrissieP
    March 28, 2011 at 12:30 am

    I hate to be so petty, but he’s one helluvan ugly sucker, isn’t he?

  11. 22 Scott
    March 28, 2011 at 2:25 am

    The Slate article talks about Trump flirting with running in 2000. He actually did appear on the Michigan primary ballot on the Reform Party section. Of course, Lyndon LaRouche was the only Democrat to appear on that ballot – Gore didn’t appear because Michigan Democrats had a caucus in March of that year.

  12. 23 Mae who love our CIC
    March 28, 2011 at 2:56 am

    All of you are mad crazy. Lots of hysteria. Mad funny. I love this site.!

  13. 24 anniebella
    March 28, 2011 at 4:48 am

    CrissieP…He doesn’t think so, he’s handsome, he’s smart, he’s unforgettable, he can do everything including walk on water. Have you ever seen a man so stuck on himself. I’m surprise that when he got married that the preacher didn’t say, Donald do you take Donald to be your lawful, and he said of course I do. When you listen to him talk it’s always I I I, look what I’ve done. To be honest what have he really done? He was born into money. Try making it when you started out dirt poor, without Daddy’s money.

  14. 25 collegekay
    March 28, 2011 at 7:33 am

    What’s that thing on his head?

  15. 26 Titti
    March 28, 2011 at 8:11 am

    Busted – all this for a publicity stunt!! He is becoming a tad transparent, no one’s going to take him seriously in future (if anyone ever)

  16. 27 Perry
    March 28, 2011 at 12:55 pm

    The only thing that would fix that hair is a sharp pair of scissors!

    • 28 Sue in Minnesota
      March 28, 2011 at 3:18 pm

      It’s not just his hair, in his case, less would be so much more…I recommend paperbags, he’s definitely a two bagger.

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