Posts tagged donald trump

Fined Dining. Last night, Sarah Palin and Donald Trump dined at Famiglia Pizza in Times Square, because apparently the wait at Sbarro’s up the street was too long. Above is the latest inspection information for the fine dining establishment—a C. While the whole letter grade process might be sort of bogus, it still takes a lot to get a C. But are live roaches (as seen in the restaurant’s September inspection) the norm in Real America?


[DOH, the20newyork]

It’s like in golf. A lot of people — I don’t want this to sound trivial — but a lot of people are switching to these really long putters, very unattractive. It’s weird. You see these great players with these really long putters, because they can’t sink three-footers anymore. And, I hate it. I am a traditionalist. I have so many fabulous friends who happen to be gay, but I am a traditionalist.

That’s would-be Presidential candidate Donald Trump, explaining his stance on gay marriage through use of an extended putting metaphor. I don’t know why he put it this way. Everyone know that the proper sports metaphor for gay marriage is tag team wrestling.


[Yahoo, Jack Kogod]

Donald Trump is ‘Not A Joiner.’ What’s the old Woody Allen line? I wouldn’t want to be a part of any club that would have me as a member? Turns out Donald Trump, who is a big deal in the New York real estate world, is not a member of the Real Estate Board of New York. His reason (at least the reason REBNY president told Azi Paybarah Trump gave him): Trump is “not a joiner.” Does he not get along well with others? 


[NYO, @AziPaybarah, the20newyork]

When things are going good, he’s at the forefront. When things are going bad, he’s nowhere to be found.
That’s Bart Ring, a lawyer representing a group of investors suing Donald Trump over a failed real estate project. This lengthy WNYC profile of Trump’s business history lays bare a man who’s quite good at APPEARING to be a successful businessman when his actual record is quite a bit more inconsistent. And I promise you, the more Trump is seriously scrutinized (as all candidates should be), the more likely he is to bail on a preliminary campaign that, like his business ventures, seems more like a self-branding exercise than the real deal.


[Azi Paybarah]

Why NOT Make Donald Trump The Republican Nominee? Here’s a link to a video of Donald Trump being his characteristically self-aware self in an interview with NY1 about his potential run for Presidency in 2012. “You always really have to think about the middle class…They work their asses off,” he says. 

Now, Trump may be arrogant, and he may lack any sense of taste when it comes to interior design, but I for one would be more than happy to see him run against Barack Obama in 2012. The rest of the Republican field is so underwhelming and so terminally dull that I can barely bring myself to utter their names, lest I fall into some sort of waking coma. And many potentially decent GOP candidates seem to be waiting until 2016 anyway. So if the GOP is going to lose in 2012 no matter what, why not lose with a bit of flair? Throw Trump in there and at least I’ll stay awake during the first three minutes of any debate. The hair alone has a better Q rating then Newt Gingrich. 


[Azi Paybarah, NY1]