Is Donald Trump imagining things? Sounds that way: he’s mad over an unflattering New York Daily News cover and claims he once saved the paper. But the paper’s publisher Mort Zuckerman says it never happened.
Zuckerman, a fellow real estate mogul who also recently considered stepping into politics, said he has “no idea what [Trump’s] talking about” and can’t recall ever asking him for help on anything.
In light of Trump’s on-air boast about him, Zuckerman joked that he “just finally realized that I have a twin brother.”
Meanwhile, on The Politico MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough (who has a show those of us on the West Coast will find is well worth getting up early in the morning to watch – a show with intelligent political talk versus a demonization fest) says the media is too quick to dismiss Trump’s appeal and does so at its peril:
This is not how serious presidential candidates are supposed to talk. This is not how respectable policy leaders are supposed to think. But anyone who believes political commentators’ scorn for Trump will keep him from winning the Republican nomination need only read the nasty things Washington’s wise men said about Reagan in 1979.
That is not to say that Trump is Reagan. He is not. But he isn’t Palin either. That means a run by the New York billionaire would shake up politics in a way not seen since Ross Perot sought the nation’s highest office in 1992.