Donald Trump, mega-chump

Donald Trump (R-NY)

The internet was all a twitter (pun intended) over the complete and utter destruction of one Donald Trump by one Danny Zuker. Trump, you know. Zuker writes for the show "Modern Family".

It's all here. Talk about a thing of beauty--with surgical precision, Zuker dismantles America's #1 dirigible. I may be be dating myself here, but this is Ali vs Quarry time.

It is a fool's game to debate a comedy writer on Twitter--the service was made for short, concise punchy 'n pithy soundbytes. Which is what a comedy writer does for a living. It's a testimony to Trump's arrogance and years of yes-men lying to him that he even ventured into this battle. Anyone that's ever been dumb enough to heckle a skilled comic knows what will happen to you in a club, this was even worse.

Thing is, just about anyone with access to Google could have done a comparible job. Maybe not as skillfully as Zuker did, but damned close. The reason being obvious--Donald Trump is easily one of the most repellent, loathsome public figures in America today. Which is saying something given how crowded the field is, but Trump is extra-special in that he's not only the walking talking definition of douchebag, he's also a massive failure at what he is supposed to be an expert in, business.

This is a man whose primary business declared bankruptcy three times in 15 years. He purchased an airline and drove it into the ground in 4 years. And as so many speculators did in the last decade, he had a mortgage firm--that didn't go bust in 2008 like the others, because it was already DOA.

Minus dad's contacts and cash, he'd have been nothing. Yet, at one point, he was the GOP's front-runner in 2012. How on earth is that possible?

Simple. He's rich. Not successful, rich (and nowhere near as rich as he says he is). Conflating wealth with success is one of America's great shames. As the nation has no royalty, it had to invent one and as its Founding Fathers were landed gentry, it's been that way since.

Donald Trump is a loser. That his fans got a vicarious mental hard-on every time he bellowed out "you're fired" on TV without realizing that the poor victim of abuse was a lot more like them than Trump says everything you need know about America's Tories. They're losers too. 






Repellent? Loathesome? Come now, Johnny. You're being way to easy on T-Rump.

Posted by Guest momzerme on Jun. 15, 2013 @ 9:31 am

Get him next J.A. Couldn't agree more here and was gleeful at the exchange too!

Posted by Jim Botticelli on Jun. 15, 2013 @ 12:19 pm

But it is how we measure success.

Anyone can claim to be successful in their own terms. But wealth defines the extent to which others agree, because it involves other people handing over their money to you.

Posted by Guest on Jun. 15, 2013 @ 12:25 pm

So the new biting journalist, Johnny Angel, inherits the mantle of Progressive in Chief from Tim Redman.

Good investigative work once again, JAW. Trump got creamed in this twitter exchange.

Keep up the good work.

Posted by Edward on Jun. 15, 2013 @ 5:28 pm

And wasn't he tweeting after last falls' election which didn't go his way trying to stir up violence and revolution? Why isn't he in prison for sedition? When did we first start having him and his doings thrown at us by the media, around 1980? Never could stand him, and someone did some kind of survey or study with women years ago asked to rate prominent men as "superior" or "inferior", he was voted into the "inferior male" category along with Charles Manson, Ted Bundy and other assorted wrongdoing creeps and criminals. I totally agree. Kudos to Mr. Zuker---note how he evaded the specifics about the Chinese-made clothes, and how entitled he feels to the world's attention while deriding others as attention-seekers. What a joke. Go get him, Johnny!

Posted by Jane on Jun. 16, 2013 @ 8:41 am

are all you commenters real people actually patting this guy on the back for rehashing a celebrity twitter war from four days ago? wasn't news then, isn't even facebook share-worthy now.

Posted by psychophants in JAWs pants on Jun. 16, 2013 @ 11:05 am

I don't think the expiration date on something funny is four days. Aren't you making it a little too obvious that you are some angry useless troll that looks to take any topic and turn it into some attack on the blog host because you don't like his politics?

What is far more surprising is that you take the time to criticize what other people find funny or relevant. Maybe you are spending too much time in your own pants, patting yourself on the back is just another form of masturbation.

Posted by Guest on Jun. 16, 2013 @ 1:27 pm

It's like attacking Rachel Maddow - too easy to be real sport or in any way satisfying.

A better critique of JAW is simply that he talks about the few things he knows (LA, celebrities, pop music) rather than provide Bay Area coverage in what is a Bay Area publication.

God knows Tim was flawed, but it seems we have swapped an experienced journalist for a pie-eyed drug-addled blogger.

Posted by Guest on Jun. 16, 2013 @ 1:45 pm

funny - questionable. relevant - eh... politics? come on now. just call it the "bitching about internet memes blog" and i'll go back to diddling myself. happily.

Posted by psychopants on Jun. 17, 2013 @ 8:30 pm

Well, the bigger issue is that Trump represents everything that the GOP stands for, including, but not limited to its central policy: "no new taxes, ever." Tell me, how does this not empower Foreign lenders such as China and Saudi Arabia? For Trump to claim "China is a threat" obfuscates the reality that it is the GOP's agendas that emasculate the State's ability to even regulate its own markets.

Oh, I forgot!

That's the whole point of "no new taxes, ever".


Posted by Guest on Jun. 17, 2013 @ 12:08 am

Steve Jones is on the road doing INVESTIGATIVE reporting in the SFBG tradition.

Meanwhile, Johnny Angel is steering the vessel.

And steering it well, I might add!

Posted by Irene on Jun. 17, 2013 @ 9:12 am

Is that what you meant, "Irene"?

We haven't had this much sock puppetry on SFBG since RossGate and the dozen or so women all supporting Ross, who turned out to be just one whackjob windbag who didn't even live in SF.

Posted by Guest on Jun. 17, 2013 @ 10:20 am

Oh no that's not my thing. JAW brings a fresh breath here. He provides the leeway so that Steve Jones can go out on the road and do investigative reporting. Can't wait to see his stuff, In the meantime, here's Johnny Angel

Posted by Irene on Jun. 17, 2013 @ 4:22 pm

and perhaps for the rest of his life.

Then again, unlike Redmond with his million dollar home and his six-figure earning lawyer wife (does she do Ellis evictions, I wonder?), for Steven the paycheck actually matters because he has rent to pay to his landlord.

And it's not as if there is a wealth of alternative career opportunities for a guy having a mid-life crisis whose only skillset is expertise in Burning Man. So maybe SJ will swallow his pride and stick it out.

Posted by Guest on Jun. 17, 2013 @ 4:32 pm

Like all of us,Trump is far from perfect, but try to look at the good in him.

Trump is a good father, provides employment for thousands, and his hit show the apprentice has provided millions to charity.

I don't believe Donald trump deserves to be referred to as a "douchebag".

Writing this article Johnny is simply exposing your nasty little self.

Your not even a pimple on Donald Trumps Ass.

Posted by guest on Jun. 17, 2013 @ 5:39 pm

powerful than Johnny.

Envy is a bitch.

Posted by Guest on Jun. 17, 2013 @ 5:52 pm

D Trump inherited 30 million more dollars than Johnny.

Keep on lickin' them boots, Trollsky.


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