Did He Really Say That?

“It’s very important to put some showbiz into a convention, otherwise people are going to fall asleep,” Donald Trump told the Washington Post. “We don’t have the people who know how to put showbiz into a convention.”

Yes, that’s what the man said – and it’s not hard to understand why, because it seems clear that Trump views everything he does publicly for its entertainment value and for its ability to help him make money.

And if you don’t believe that, just pay attention to what he says.

I am the entertainer, you know just where I stand...

I am the entertainer, you know just where I stand…

Remember when he talked about demanding money from CNN to participate in one of the debates because he knew his involvement would improve CNN’s ratings? It was all about television to him, about the ratings, and not about picking the next president. He sees himself as an entertainer and he sees the entertaining he does as a money-making opportunity, because if nothing else, Trump is all about the money.

So it came as little surprise recently to read that Trump complained about the Republicans’ 2012 convention, calling it “the single most boring convention I’ve ever seen.”

Wait: we’re supposed to believe The Donald sat down and watched a tv program in which he wasn’t the star?

And that he thinks conventions should be all about entertainment, as if they’re just another episode of John and Kate Plus 8 or Here Comes Honey Boo Boo?

And now, Trump wants his (new) party to do better this time.

Feeeeee-lings, whoa whoa whoa FEEEEELINGS...

Feeeeee-lings, whoa whoa whoa FEEEEELINGS…

What exactly does The Donald have in mind? Dancing girls? Justin Timberlake? Jugglers? A game of dodge ball among the original pool of Republican candidates, with the winner to be his vice president candidate? Policy roundtables hosted by one of the Real Housewives?

This, as much as anything else, speaks volumes about this guy’s priorities. He wants to make money, he wants attention, he wants to be an entertainer.

Forget about running for president, Donnie. Sign up to compete on next season’s Dancing With the Stars instead.






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