jerry! jerry!

E!: Good news, everyone. It looks as though Donald Trump won’t be giving up the charade of pretending he’s a viable presidential candidate anytime soon. In fact, if anything, he’s been getting even more into character, lashing out this week at none other than ever-uncontroversial Jerry Seinfeld.

And yes, since this is Donald we’re talking about, the insults flew fast and furious, and, as always, below the belt.

Well, if nothing else, he’s at least proving that those debates with Barack Obama would be pretty entertaining. Ridiculous, but entertaining. But as for this Jerry feud, well, in the words of Seinfeld himself, what’s the deal with that?

Simply this: Trump was back on his bully pulpit yesterday, writing a public letter condemning Seinfeld after the funnyman had the nerve (the nerve!) to back out of a fundraiser this fall for his son’s charity, the Eric Trump Foundation.

Reading between the lines of Trump’s missive, it’s clear that Seinfeld pulled out because he (along with the rest of the nation’s rational thinkers) was apparently growing uncomfortable with the follicle-challenged reality star’s racist birther rhetoric and continued quest to call for President Obama to produce his birth certificate. (Nevermind that it’s already been proven he has one. Why should a little thing like facts and showing respect to the leader of the free world get in the way of a good dogfight?)

….A rep for Seinfeld told the paper that Jerry “feels this kind of demagoguery has no place in public discourse”. And proving just how much classier he actually is than Trump, even before the Apprentice boss’ letter went public, Seinfeld compensated both the Eric Trump Foundation and St. Jude’s for backing out, making a contribution to both organizations.

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ThinkProgress: But in his bestselling book, Art of the Deal, published at the conclusion of the Reagan presidency, Trump cited Reagan as an example of someone who could “con people” but couldn’t “deliver the goods.” Trump said Reagan was “so smooth” that he “won over the American people.” But at the conclusion of his presidency, “people are beginning to question whether there is anything beneath that smile,” Trump writes.


31 Responses to “jerry! jerry!”

  1. 1 majii
    April 21, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    Donald “The Chump” Trump got TRUMPED by Seinfeld. Seinfeld let Trump know how he feels about his dabbling in birtherism for his own gain but did not refuse to donate to the charities involved. The “Chump’s” letter gives some insight into what a Trump presidency would be like. His desire to address every imagined “slight” against him reminds me very much of Palin’s way of dealing with anyone who dares say anything about her that she doesn’t like. I find it amusing that these thin-skinned individuals think that they have the temperament to be POTUS. PBO is an excellent example of a president who ignores the stupidity and continues to do his job.

    • 2 Dorothy Rissman
      April 21, 2011 at 1:15 pm

      I think this is just a big media trick to bring viewers back to his idiotic show. I guess the most disgusting aspect of it is that this horrible man is creating hatred toward our president. His only purpose is to make more money and increase his ratings.

      He is a piece of filth.

    • 3 Puddin'
      April 21, 2011 at 2:28 pm

      Well, his good friend Barbara Walters said he had thin skin, which I suppose is the reason why she won’t say anything against “The Chump” (I usually don’t call people out of their name, but what this person is doing can make folks lay down their religion)!

  2. 4 Me4obama
    April 21, 2011 at 12:43 pm

    He is an evil clown. How dare he insult America’s sweetheart, Jerry. He must be regreting the birther stupidity, but he can’t back out because he is so afraid to reveal his wimpy clownish side. Am enjoying this.

  3. 5 Betty's Girl
    April 21, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    CHUMP has completely lost it! I now truly believe he is a full blown birther-crazy. He has all their characteristics. This is just the beginning…come on karma!

  4. 6 AnitaW
    April 21, 2011 at 1:01 pm

    Jerry! Jerry! Jerry! Is right. Way to go Mr. Seinfeld.

  5. 7 anniebella
    April 21, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    Trump think he can bully people don’t he. I’m glad Jerry stood up to that racists bully. Good for him. Now the media need to do the same and tell Trump not to waste their time anymore with this birther B.S.

  6. 8 dotster
    April 21, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    Trump is so juvenile and vindictive. He has been sending reporters’ stories critical of him back to them with infantile scribblings all over them. Not quite as bad as “Poopyhead!” but almost.
    I saw one Trump interview somewhere (?) last night, and I thought ‘could this be the origin of all that Trump hyper-animosity toward Obama?’ Trump was telling the story about seeing the White House using temporary tent type rooms for one of their state dinners. So he called Axelrod and offered to build some multimillion dollar banquet room instead. Probably some gaudy glass and shiny gold thing with a big “T” on it. But he said Axelrod just said, “That’s interesting” in response to the offer, which I laughed about. And Trump was all put out that he never heard back from them. He said, “That’s how stupid they are!” It just made me wonder if that rebuff was the instigator of all that hatred because he seems the type to get even, to strike back on any perceived insult to his “genius”.

    • 9 Jessica
      April 21, 2011 at 1:18 pm

      That was the Indian State Dinner. I think they did it outside because the weather was nice.

    • 10 Betty's Girl
      April 21, 2011 at 1:33 pm

      CHUMP was also very pissed off about the state dinner for China. He is intimated by China’s success.

    • 12 PoliticalJunkessa
      April 21, 2011 at 1:55 pm

      Oh, I *definitely* think there’s some personal slight behind this nonsense from Trump. I told somebody that the other day. Actually, behind the nonsense from a LOT of people — they think they should have been invited to the White House or be PBO’s BFFs and when they’re not, they’re pissed. Wouldn’t be surprised if that’s what behind Tavis Smiley and Cornel West’s tantrums.

      • 13 Puddin'
        April 21, 2011 at 2:36 pm

        Yes, Tavis thought he was going to be the “one” and then President Obama came and “stole all the glory”. Tavis and his friend Cornel will never get over the fact that everyone is not listening to them anymore. Their jealousy is so obvious…I can’t stand to listen to nor look at them.

    • 14 anniebella
      April 21, 2011 at 4:35 pm

      dotster…from what I am hearing from people who have deal with Trump and live to regret, Axelrod knew the right thing to do. There are some people starting to come out and speak about their dealings with the Trumpster, and not everyone is giving him such a good name. Trump has a big ego, he thinks more of himself than anyone else do. His lying racists self. Jerry won’t be the last to do something like this, because they are tired of Trump and his lies. Trump knows he is lying, he says things like I used to believe he was born in this country, now I’m not so sure. He probably was, but he need to show his birth certificate. I hope he can prove he was. Trump is talking out of both side of his lying mouth.

    • 15 Eleroy
      April 22, 2011 at 3:07 am

      Trump and any number of these virulent anti-Obama loud-mouths are so transparent!!! These are people who in all their self-entitled glory expected to be invited into the Obama inner/social circle!!!

      They assumed they’d get automatic access to and special favors from our magnificent President and his lovely wife as is customary with previous presidents and their wives who used the White House as a stepping stone into the silly social set!!!

      But Barack and Michelle Obama eschewed the telling patterns of their predecessors. They chose instead to keep their old friends and to welcome the most unlikely groups from their new D.C community: the underprivileged young people who only saw the white house as a forbidden and imposing structure that had nothing to do with them. Young people who never dreamed that the would one day enter those grand rooms!!!

      The Trumps and Barbara Walters and Arianna Huffington’s of the world are mad as hell!!! How dare they not be acknowlegded and included!!! How dare this President and First Lady ignore and snub them??!!! Don’t they know how important they are?? Well they’ll show them that they are the king makers!!!

      With that sense of injury to their huge egos, they’ve all taken off determined to take down Barack Obama!!! They need to get someone in there who will cater to their whims and who will schmooze and be open to be schmoozed and will pay to play!!!

  7. 16 Betty's Girl
    April 21, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    CHUMP has an op ed in USA Today saying he is done with Birther Claim. LOL oh no brother you have painted yourself in the corner. We have to know the results of your “INVESTIGATION”.

    • 17 Me4obama
      April 21, 2011 at 1:38 pm

      No, who gives him the right to say he is done with the birther issue, he has to provide us with the results from the investigations he is doing in Hawaii. We will say when it’s over you clown, when all celebrities dump u and your investors whose buildings you license your ugly name on their buildings FIRE U. For now put on your hair piece and enjoy the ride to your 4th bankruptcy. Idiot. Am loving this.

      • 18 Theo67
        April 21, 2011 at 2:37 pm

        Excellent – and so right. He can’t use and abuse the President’s reputation and legitimacy, and then toss it out when he’s bored with it. He has to own what he’s done, and the consequences. This will ruin him, I hope – he deserves to pay the full price for the evil he’s wrought.

  8. 20 CTGirl
    April 21, 2011 at 1:30 pm

    Jerry is a class act, the other guy, not so much.

  9. 21 Sue in Minnesota
    April 21, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    Trump is a con man. I appreciate the public rejection by Seinfeld of this nonsense. Trump is not worthy of my serious regard, and neither are those who suggest he is a serious anything but con artist. The MSM continues to expose themselves through the likes of Palin, Trump et al as being little more than producers of celebrity theater and propaganda promotion. I celebrate President Obama’s approach to circumvent their stage craft by going directly to the people, whether in person, through whitehouse.gov, or their own social media. Change is in motion, in ways large and small.

  10. 23 anniebella
    April 21, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    Donald Trump is the face of the Birther B.S.

  11. 24 Shirley
    April 21, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    Who hasn’t Trump fallen out with????? I can just about Imagine what kind of Kid he was In School. He needs to grow up for Heaven Sakes! Can you Imagine him as our President??? He picks fights with every body, who dissagrees with him. He’s Something Else! He acts like some Bully, he needs Counseling, he can’t handle “DIDDLY”!

  12. 25 Sue in Minnesota
    April 21, 2011 at 6:38 pm

    He won’t grow up…..his personality is his problem. Narcissist.

  13. 26 anniebella
    April 21, 2011 at 6:39 pm

    I’m not to sure what to make out of MSNBC Chris Matthew. It’s almost like he is pulling for Trump. I have chooen not to listen to Matthew any more. He seems like a Trump man, he keep talking about Trump being ahead of the other Republicans. In 2007 around this time who led the Republican Party. Wasn’t it the former Mayor of New York? But who ended up getting the nomination, McCain. You would think Matthew was acting like Trump is doing some great. He leads a group of very weak Republican canidates. He isn’t doing anything grand. Trump and his Birther B.S. has the media to thank also.

    • 27 anniebella
      April 21, 2011 at 6:42 pm

      I meant to say something great.

    • 28 Betty's Girl
      April 21, 2011 at 6:54 pm

      Anniebella I gave up CM last week too. He had been absolutely dogging Trump up until last week. He let it slip that he had spoke to Trump and I think he got to him. He was the exact same way about Palin up until the Arizonia. shooting.

  14. 29 HZ
    April 21, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    President Obama is doing what he should be doing, working for the people and nation that he loves. These haters, cable chatters, and plain old hypocrites are just as wrong as Trump. Stop talking to Trump unless you are going to ask him the tough questions, and tell him here are the facts and shut him up. Otherwise, these men and women are just as wrong as Trump and I feel are helping him spew the hate just as much. I was taught in life that there is a time when you say,”I take a stand, that is just wrong.” Trump will not be successful and there will be no goodness brought to Trump. You do not talk about all of your Christian faith, and then lie on people, spew hatred, and has so much false pride about you. That is not what is taught in the scriptures in the Bible. These people need to try and go and find there real faith in Christ instead of looking for a birth certificate of POTUS. Shame and disgraceful.

  15. 31 Eleroy
    April 22, 2011 at 4:57 am

    This comment left at Trump the Crump’s op-ed in USA Today was spot on!!!

    Donald Trump is little more than Meg Whitman with a necktie. “Vote for me. I’m filthy rich, I’m bombastic, I don’t believe in federal regulations, I know how to cut subordinates down to size, …. and by the way, did I say I’m rich?”

    The Donald attained much of his wealth the “old fashioned way”, through an inheritance. He then capitalized on the advantages of his inherited financial resources and inside business contacts, and then proceeded to expand on the family fortune, becoming a real estate tycoon the other old fashioned way — by being as selfish, manipulative, and ruthless as humanly possible.

    Trump has a fundamental character flaw shared by Palin and Bachmann — an arrogant aversion to doing his homework before making public proclamations concerning matters about which he is ignorant. All three alleged POTUS-wannabes appear to believe that if they say it is so, then it must be true.

    Why do I get the feeling that Trump has a bust of PT Barnum proudly displayed on his mantle? He seems to regard the vast majority of Americans as a bunch of suckers, eagerly clinging to every self-serving comment that he makes, regardless of whether his “insights” have any basis in fact.

    Leave it to Trump to promote his usual National Enquirer-esque, base, low-brow brand of political discourse.

    … 3 parts hyperbolic sensationalism, … 3 parts reality-devoid, fact-deficient rumor-mongering, … 4 parts grandiose self-promotion.

    Regarding the birther B.S., Trump has no other issue on which to hang his hat, otherwise he would not be making so much fuss about so little, especially when it’s pure speculative nonsense.

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