Re: New Pew Poll Has Trump Dropping to 39% Approval
low-down humbug and a fraud
Date: February 17, 2017 08:33PM
The first time I heard of Donald trump was in the 80s
when I moved to NYC and worked at a hospital
overlooking the East River. One day, docked next to
The Water Club restaurant a yacht appeared, with men
patrolling the deck carrying automatic weapons.
"Is that an Arab sheik's yacht?," I asked. I supposed
that the armed men were necessary because most New
Yorkers were not fond of Arabs, so there may have been
"No, that's Donald Trump's yacht."
It was explained to me that Trump was from a New York real
"Why does he need armed men on his yacht? If he's in
danger, why does he dock his yacht next to a popular
restaurant in midtown Manhattan?"
I was told that it was for publicity. This Trump person,
unlike virtually every other member of a NY real estate
family, liked attention. He would call up newspapers and
tell them where he would be so they would photograph him
and write about him. He would throw parties and invite
gossip columnists and news reporters.
"But why? Why seek publicity if there is so much danger to
him that he has to have a small army on his boat?"
"He's not in danger. He likes to look very important and
that's why he has armed men on his yacht -- so that everyone
could see the men and assume he is so important that he
needs to be protected. That's why he docks in midtown
manhattan next to a popular restaurant. So lots of people
will see the yacht and the armed men and wonder if he is
some kind of James Bond."
I thought it was one of the dumbest things I'd ever heard.
"Nobody will fall for that kind of attention seeking" I
I was told that I was wrong -- this Trump guy was able to
get newspapers and tv reporters to give him publicity
because he pretty much bribed them with vacations, parties
and ...other things.
"But he's not known for doing anything besides getting his
name in the media? That's not something that should make
How funny it is to see him decades later complaining about
the media he so relentlessly pursued with his wealth. He
bribed them into making him famous. Now the media gets to
see what they wrought by glorifying a guy who did nothing
more than inherit a couple of hundred million dollars.
Have fun with your creation, media.