As any reader of my blog knows, I stay away from celebrity news and gossip. The coming and goings of the “beautiful” people just hold no interest for me. Normally I could care less what events they’re attending, whose clothing they’re wearing or who they’re sleeping with. I just don’t care, period.
That is, until this past week when I started watching a story unfold in the news media that really bothered me as a human being. The story began when Donald Trump took umbrage with some comments made by Rosie O’Donnell on the television show The View.
Quite frankly, my wife and I laughed quite hard at Rosie’s routine and neither of us found anything out of the ordinary in her parody of Donald Trump. I personally didn’t think she said anything about Donald that hadn’t already been said by many a male comedian including David Letterman on the Tonight show.
Now, Donald is free to feel whatever emotional reaction to Rosie’s comments he chooses to feel. As we’ve all heard a million times, “it’s a free country and nobody can tell you how to feel about anything.” My issue with the Trumpster is with his personal attacks upon Rosie’s physical features, personality and lifestyle.
When Mel Gibson denigrated the Jewish community many individuals chastised him for his anti-Semitic profanities. When Michael Richards spewed forth his racist tirade upon the black audience members of his nightclub act many Americans spoke up and denounced his bigoted attitudes.
Why is no one speaking up to Donald Trump and criticizing his verbal abuse of Rosie O’Donnell? Mel Gibson made his infamous comments during a single drunken traffic stop. Michael Richards lost his head during a single show. Donald Trump has now continued ranting for an entire week and no one is standing up to say enough is enough.
Since when did it become acceptable behavior for a man to call a woman a fat-assed-ugly loser on our television airwaves? If you missed the Anderson Cooper phone interview with The Donald last night you missed the Trumpster at his absolute worst. He called Rosie any number of denigrating names and not once did Mr. Cooper call him on it.
Why? Is it because Rosie is a lesbian? Jew bashing is wrong, black bashing is wrong, but bashing lesbians is acceptable? Or is it that Rosie is a woman? Please don’t tell me it is okay to verbally attack women in a public venue the way the Donald has abused Rosie. Are women fair game simply because being a woman makes them a secondary citizen?
The trump has offended me. I watched Anderson Cooper interview the Trump by phone and Donald attempted to justify what he was doing with this comment, “I’m not running for any public office so I don’t have to be politically correct, I can say whatever I want.” I was horrified. Is this the privilege money buys?
I will not participate in any more of Donald Trump's endeavors from this point forward in my life. I have heard him using derogatory statements involving phrases like; Fat-assed loser, ugly, who would want to kiss a face like Rosie’s and I am concerned about his attitude towards women. If he is willing to denigrate a woman in this manner in a public arena I have to wonder what he is like in private. I will not support such an arrogant bully in his money making schemes in any way at all. I am done with the Trumpster.
There is one thing I have learned about money from Donald Trump this past week. It has long been known that money can not buy happiness. Now I have learned that there is one other thing that money can not purchase and that is class. Of all the commodities Mr. Trump pours his money into, class is clearly something he’s never invested a single penny into acquiring. In my opinion he has shown himself to be a vulgar, brutish lout completely lacking in style or class. I have no interest in following his example of manliness.
Mr. Trump, as I continue to enjoy Rosie O’Donnell and The View each morning with my coffee you may rest assured that you and your drunken phony Miss America will be the furthest two things from my mind.
Trump, you’re fired!
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