We at the Village News have decided that we will not continue to cover Donald Trump’s run for president. Not that we do not like him, but we, like other media outlets, have been taken in by the day after day shenanigans of this guy.
Sometimes we work so hard to get his latest speech in the paper that blood runs out of our eyes, we dream about building a 1,954-mile-long wall along the border with Mexico. I am a former builder, could I get that contract?
We dream about refugees fleeing Syria only to be stuck in refugee camps. We do not have space for that catastrophe only focusing on some of the hardest working people and getting them out of this country. Trump said, referring to Mexicans “They’re bringing drugs, they’re bringing crime. They’re rapists and some, I assume, are good people…” Sometimes you just cannot cover it all.
But what a great guy to follow in a community newspaper, but we just cannot keep up. We cannot afford poles and have to depend on those of others. “A CNN/ORC poll found this month that 20 percent of Americans say they are at least suspicious Obama was born outside the United States. Nearly three-in-10 Americans surveyed said they believe Obama is a Muslim — including 43 percent of Republicans and 54 percent of Trump’s supporters.”
Doggone, we forgot that John McCain, during the 2008 campaign, at a town hall, took the microphone from a woman who accused Obama of being an Arab, saying, “No ma’am… he’s not [an Arab.]” But then who is McCain? He is just a guy who spent five years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam. “He is a war hero because he was captured,” Trump said on CNN with a smirk. “I like people that weren’t captured, OK? I hate to tell you. He is a war hero because he was captured. OK, you can have — I believe perhaps he is a war hero.”
We have missed all of Trump’s grandiosities. Trump spoke at the Highlands not to long ago and gained some support. We hope his support has not waned. We hope he gets the GOP nomination.
We would have so much to cover.
We could cover his comments on women, beautiful or fat, or making fun of Carly Fiorina. We could stand alongside of him on his ideas of foreign policy, “Persians are great negotiators.”
We wish we had more space here to slap our own hand for not pursuing Mr. Trump’s great speeches and ideas.
What a schnook, but we love him.
** If you have not realized that this has been a tongue-in-cheek column, our apologizes.