May 3, 2011
Post-Roast Donaldby Rebecca Paller
The ending of Sunday night’s Celebrity Apprentice was pre-empted due to President Obama’s announcement on the death of Osama bin Laden. All in all, it wasn’t a very good weekend for “The Donald.” On Saturday night he was viciously mocked at the White House Correspondent's Dinner by SNL’s Seth Meyers and also by President Obama. And Mr. Trump, sitting there and looking for all the world like Queen Victoria, was definitely not amused.
Seth Meyers ticking off “The Donald”
The day after the dinner Mr. Trump claimed on Fox News that he had “no idea what I was getting into—joke after joke.” He seemed especially angry that Meyers had attacked his bridge-and-tunnel demeanor, and countered by calling Meyers a stutterer—sounding exactly like the childhood bully he used to be and apparently still is. (Mr. Trump, you might recall, was pulled out of public school in Forest Hills and sent to the New York Military Academy, where they attempted to drill some manners into him.)
Donald Trump responds the next day on Fox News
Trump deserved every single barb that came his way on Saturday night. His relentless hounding of the president to release a full birth certificate was disgusting and reeked of prejudice.
March 23 Donald Trump on “The View”
Just as fashion designer John Galliano was sacked by Christian Dior for anti-Semitic remarks that he made in a restaurant, Trump should be sacked by network television for his blatant racism. Though he calls himself a “conservative with a big heart,” his heart appears to be filled with nothing but bile.
Before joining the Paley Center in 2000, Rebecca Paller was associate editor of Where Magazine in New York and Northern Ohio Live in Cleveland. She has written about the arts for publications including Opera News, American Theatre, Vogue, and Playbill.Interests:
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