Take it away, Anne…
You can say a lot about Donald Trump: he’s obscenely wealthy, very accomplished, highly educated, tremendously generous and charitable.
What you can’t say about Donald Trump is that he is gracious and humble. Not with that monster of an ego, no way. Jerry Seinfeld (and Rosie O’Donnell for that matter) knows this too well.
It all started because Seinfeld pulled out of a charitable event of Donald Trump’s son (Eric) that would benefit St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital. The event wasn’t tomorrow, or next week, or even next month. It’s an event that will take place in September. Five months from now. Plenty of time to find a replacement, right?
The Donald is not used to not getting his way and threw a hissy fit (via a letter to Jerry) with words so cutting, Jerry now has a choice of holes when it comes time to be one with mother nature:
“I just learned you cancelled a show for my son’s charity…because of the fact that I am being very aggressive with respect to President Obama, who is doing an absolutely terrible job as our leader.”
“We don’t care that you broke your commitment,” he wrote, “even though the children of St. Jude are very disappointed, and despite the fact that your manager clearly stated you are ‘truly a man of his word.’”
What I do feel badly about is that I agreed to do, and did, your failed show, ‘The Marriage Ref,’ even though I thought it was absolutely terrible . . . Despite its poor ratings, I didn’t cancel on you like you cancelled on my son and St. Jude. I only wish I did.” “You should be ashamed of yourself!”
Trump is not the type that will do things he doesn’t want to do, nor will he do things that he finds embarrassing, so for him to lash out because Jerry cancelled on him, shows just what type of person he truly is. No one made Trump go on the show.
As the letter indicates, the reason Jerry pulled out was because he didn’t like Donald’s bullying tactics over President Obama’s birth certificate. Jerry stood up for what he believed in and because The Donald didn’t get his way he had to resort to running Jerry down, discrediting his work and being an overall bully.
Can you imagine Trump as President? Sure, he’s a brilliant business man, but is he Presidential material? Earlier in April Trump said of the inability to locate Obama’s birth certificate:
“I want to see the birth certificate,” Trump said in an interview on NBC’s “Today” show, according to TIME. “How come his own family doesn’t know which hospital he was born in? How come – forget about birth certificates. Let’s say there’s no birth certificate. How come in the hospital itself, okay? This is one of the…in the hospital itself, there’s no records of his birth. In other words, it doesn’t say how much they paid, where is the doctor, here’s your room bill.”
Jerry’s camp released this statement in response to Donald’s hissy fit :
“Jerry . . . feels this kind of demagoguery has no place in public discourse . . . He has respectfully withdrawn from the event, and is making a contribution both to the Eric Trump Foundation and to [St. Jude].”
Now Trump doesn’t have to worry about the outrageous rider of Jerry’s (yes, that is sarcasm): Hershey’s Almond Kisses, original Fig Newtons and cold vegetable trays (no baby carrots). Inexplicably, Jerry also insisted on “NO CUSHIONED STOOLS!”
Bret Michaels has agreed to step in and save the day. Personally, I would rather see Bret than Jerry, but that’s because I’m a pig and Bret is more to my fancy. So it all kind of works out for everyone, doesn’t it?
What do you think of the Donald Trump/Jerry Seinfeld war of words?
Until next week my lovely friends at Oh The Scandal! Have a wonderful weekend.
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