I haven't written anything about Donald Trump's "candidacy" for the Republican nomination as president because... well, I have better things to do. Like have lunch. He's an out-of-his-depth, egocentric, megalomaniacal media whore who has no problem pandering to racists, and it's as much a joke that he's "running" for president as Ben Carson. Also, despite "announcing," I'm not convinced that Mr. Trump will actually file his papers to run -- I feel that not just because (as many have commented) he'd have to give up his lucrative job and TV visibility hosting The Celebrity Apprentice, but more so because he'd have to make his finances public, and there have been several reports over the past few years that suggest, while he's wealthy, he's not remotely as gargantually billionaire-ish wealthy as he wants people to believe.
So, not only am I surprised of writing at Donald Trump's "candidacy," but even more I'm somewhat stunned that I'm posting this video from The O'Reilly Factor on Fox "News." A little stunned on the general principle of simply posting something from Bill O'Reilly's show, but more so because an actual Fox reporter keeps bluntly responding to Mr. O'Reilly in a scathing way.
This comes from the Tuesday night program last week. It begins when the host asks one of his guests, Fox reporter Kirsten Powers, if she'd prefer a Hillary Clinton-type candidate or a Donald Trump-like candidate. She doesn't even reply at first, taken aback by the ludicrousness of the question and -- after starting with a "Are you kidding me???" answer -- she doesn't let up in her withering disbelief as O'Reilly keeps trying to justify the seriousness of his question.
I don't know Kirsten Powers' work. But she really handled herself admirably here.
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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