Barbara Walters Tells Donald Trump He's Only Hurting Himself
By Mack Rawden 2012-10-25 13:12:00
Like most observers, Barbara Walters was less than thrilled with the offer Donald Trump had for President Obama yesterday. The mogul promised “big news” that could alter the course of the election, but what he delivered was a continuation of his widely discredited birther theory. If POTUS is willing to turn over college and passport applications, The Donald will donate five million dollars to any charity of Obama’s choosing. Assumedly, the Celebrity Apprentice headman thought his offer would be treated with intrigue, but instead, it’s been widely ridiculed on Twitter, Facebook and now, by his own friend on The View.
Walters and Trump have known each other for decades, and in all likelihood, that’s why the journalist decided to get so pointed on today’s show. Looking directly at the camera, she told the real estate investor that he’s making a fool of himself and needs to stop immediately. Here’s a portion of the actual quote, as per The New York Daily News…
”Donald, you and I have known each other for many years, and you know that I am your friend, and I think you are a brilliant businessman, and you are great on television and you have a fascinating personality. Donald, you're not hurting Obama, you're hurting Donald, and that hurts me because you're a decent man."
If ever there was a case of a smart man picking the wrong horse, it’s Trump with this stupid birther controversy. Almost everyone is willing to admit Obama was born in Hawaii apart from a small minority of conspiracy theorists. The Republican establishment wouldn’t have anything to do with it before Obama released his birth certificate, and they certainly don’t want anything to do with it now. Why the hell Trump is so invested is one of the great mysteries of all time.