I usually don’t like to even get involved when it comes to politics, but soon the nation will have to vote for a “new President.” On the Republican side, there are “many” choices to choose from, but my attention today will be focused on just one: “Donald Trump.” He has truly been an “interesting and different” candidate so far. He does not bite his tongue on “anything” and yet his popularity seems to be soaring (according to polls recently taken). I met him years ago when I actually sang for him at his birthday party at the Trump Marina in Atlantic City. I remember that I was only paid $100 for it. Backstage i actually witnessed him holding a “very healthy conversation” with a model who was absolutely “topless” at the time. Needless to say, Trump was listening to her “very intently.” Hey, I probably would have done so too back then (smile). Now, back to the present, considering all the attacks Mr. Trump has engaged, is there anyone left that he doesn’t owe an apology to? He attacked President Obama over his place of birth, he attacked Rosie O’Donnell, He attacked Whoopie Goldberg, he attacked Mexicans, and he just recently attacked fellow Republican and war veteran John McCain. Other Republicans have been “slow” to distance themselves from him but now it appears that they have no choice but to rebuke his comments. None of that seems to matter to Trump because he appears to revel in the attention he is getting from all of this. What does this say for Donald? I am more concerned with what this says for “us.” If indeed he is now the front runner, then that must mean that we as a people actually “support” racist comments and insulting war veterans. Trump sparked outrage over the weekend when suggested that a serviceman who was captured could not be a real hero, in reference to McCain’s time in a Vietnamese prison. I am sorry, but I “absolutely cannot agree with this.” ANYONE who puts his life on the line to save others will “always” be a hero to me. The link to the article is above. Donald Trump now poses a very serious challenge to the rest of the Republican Party. He is not going away because he has his “own money” to launch his own campaign. If he does indeed become the front runner, then how long before the others join the bandwagon and start indulging in “outrageous politics along with him?” Whether you like him or not, Trump has been very successful in most of his endeavors. It will be interesting to see whether this particular platform of his can land him a gig in the “White House.” Thank you for checking out my Daily Thought, and as always i wish you the very best that life has to offer.
Famed guitarist Steve Cropper (he played the famous guitar lick on “Soul Man”) and Brett Jolly