Billions of dollars can buy just about anything, but it can’t buy class — as is made painfully obvious by “Birther” billionaire Donald Trump on almost a daily basis.
The Donald’s latest act of douchiness happened just a few hours ago — like a 13-year-old girl, he took to Twitter this morning to call Huffington Post founder Arianna Huffington ugly.
As you can see in the image above, Trump’s tweet made the jump from immature to flat-out sleazy when he got personal about Huffington’s gay former husband.
The comment comes just days after Trump was named “Statesman of the Year” by the Sarasota County Republican Party, which tells the Voice it has no plans to strip him of the honor, despite his less-than-statesmanly comments (more on that below).
Trump apparently is a little pissy about an article posted on the Huffington Post website yesterday arguing that…well…Trump’s seemed a little pissy lately. So, he responded by blasting off a sophomoric “tweet.”
On Sunday, Trump made an ass of himself with his incessant “Birther” bullshit while accepting the “Statesman of the Year” award from the Sarasota County Republican Party.
Sophomoric insults don’t seem to be all that statesman-like — not to mention, Trump apparently (inadvertently) now endorses homosexual relationships, which is a far-cry from the Party’s general attitude towards homosexuals, and from where Trump stood on the gayz earlier this year when he was pretending to run for president.
When asked by the Des Moines Register if he supported gay marriage — or if gay couples should have the same access to benefits as heterosexual couples — the Donald answered “no and no.”
Given his apparent new-found acceptance of homosexual relationships — and his less-than-statesmanly comments about Huffington — we called the cell phone of Joe Gruters, the chairman of the Sarasota GOP, and were met with a somewhat ironic/hilarious voicemail message — after identifying himself as Joe Gruters, the chairman plays a message from his “friend” Trump saying “Joe is a great guy. Joe is just terrific” (try it — it’s funny: 941-914-2004).
Dopey voicemail messages aside, Gruters returned our call and says the group has no plans of stripping Trump of his award.
“Absolutely not,” Gruters tells the Voice when asked if he plans to take back the award. “[Trump] tells the truth and that’s what the American people want — he’s straightforward and the award was based on his achievements as a great American.”
In a twist, Gruters concedes that he doesn’t actually know what Trump said about Huffington.
Moral of the story: Donald Trump is a scumbag.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on August 28, 2012