June 30, 2016

"TRUST ME" (profanity alert):

English: Donald Trump's signature.

English: Donald Trump's signature. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Reports: Trump Vetting Chris Christie for VP/White House Butler (Eric Levitz, 6/30/16, NY Magazine)

Christie was one of the first (and only) Establishment Republicans to wholeheartedly embrace the mogul's candidacy. In recent weeks, the governor has assured the public that the demagogue who derides Mexicans as rapists and Muslims as murderers doesn't have a racist bone in his body, cajoled reluctant GOP donors into holding their noses and opening their wallets, fetched the presumptive nominee his McDonald's, and drafted plans for Trump's eventual transition team.

And he has maintained the approval of a full 26 percent of his constituents in the process.

Normally, an established politician with a national platform wouldn't tie his brand to a figure 70 percent of the country despises.

Generally speaking, presidential nominees don't select running mates who could actually hurt the ticket's standing in their home states.

Folks from The Apprentice explained why he wants a Christie around :

"There was a fat contestant who was a buffoon and a [****}up," recalls the midlevel producer. "And he would f{***] up week after week, and the producers would figure that he'd screwed up so badly that Trump would have to fire him. But Trump kept deciding to fire someone else. The producers had to scramble because of course Trump can never be seen to make a bad call on the show, so we had to re-engineer the footage to make a different contestant look bad. Later, I heard a producer talk to him, and Trump said, 'Everybody loves a fat guy. People will watch if you have a funny fat guy around. Trust me, it's good for ratings.' I look at Chris Christie now and I swear that's what's happening."

When W was looking for a vp he chose someone with experience running the country.  Donald Trump wants a buffoon. If Chris Farley was alive he'd be on the short list.

Posted by at June 30, 2016 9:20 PM