Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Only What We'd Expect

Stipulated:a)  Donald J. Trump is racially bigoted; almost everyone realizes Trump is racially bigoted; b) some people are repulsed by Trump's bias, a few people are a little less than repulsed, and c) some have no problem with it.  Still, it's interesting that

President Donald Trump said on Monday night that he’d never used the N-word and that no tapes existed of him saying other inflammatory material, rebutting the claims made by former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman that Trump repeatedly said the word during the filming of his reality-TV series “The Apprentice.”

“.@MarkBurnettTV called to say that there are NO TAPES of the Apprentice where I used such a terrible and disgusting word as attributed by Wacky and Deranged Omarosa,” the president wrote on Twitter, claiming he talked to Burnett, who produces the series. “I don’t have that word in my vocabulary, and never have. She made it up.”

Presumably, one of the first questions at the next news conference starring Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the flack hack, will be "why did Mr. Trump call Mark Burnett to determine no tapes existed of something the President claims never happened?

That question may be preceeded by "Why has Mark Burnett, recognizing the inflammatory nature of Omarosa's charge, not releas a statement or tweeted a confirmation that Trump called him?

The producer could claim that Trump had called him even if the President had not done so. The President has publicly declared that Burnett called him. Thus, there is no chance of contradiction by Trump, and no way to demonstrate the conversation did not take place.

And yet, as of 10:00 Tuesday morning, there is nothing from Burnett despite

It's possible that Trump did not use the "n-word" on the set of The Apprentice.  The credibility of Omarosa Manigault Newman is not great- and who could doubt the word of the president who hires only "the best and most people?"

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