Yesterday, vulgar pitchman and comic wig stand Donald Trump, released a video offering the President of the United States five million dollars to release his college transcripts, with the money to ‘go to charity.’ It was the anti-climax to a couple days of attention-garnering hype that Trump had attempted to gin up. Another chapter in The Most Disappointing Story Ever Told, part of the cycle of scary stories conservatives tell each other about Obama, that always fizzle out in the end.
Last night on The Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert made Trump a counter-offer: One million dollars, to the charity of Trump’s choice:
“Anything…’Save The Children,’ ‘Feed The Children,’ ‘Put The Children On Child Apprentice,’ whatever. One million actual dollars…If you will let me dip my balls in your mouth.
You can watch the sort-of NSFW video here:
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Notice that Colbert breaks character for a moment, seamlessly mimicking the Jersey Shore-like gestures and voice patterns that Trump is known for. Like the creation (and the easy misuse of its funds, as displayed here) of the Colbert Super Pac, there’s a very powerful political message, underneath the joke. He’s an extremely adept satirist, simultaneously brash and subtle.
Yes, there was a subtle subtext to the statement, “let me dip my balls in your mouth.” Especially as delivered in Trump’s own manner; it underscores the real message that Trump and the right have been communicating for years now, that President Obama is somehow ‘beneath’ them.
We all get it: Money talks. For guys like Trump, it’s the only thing that does. And my takeaway from Trump’s video from yesterday was that it was typical contemptuousness towards a man who is clearly his better, except for the wad of cash in Trump’s pocket. The great equalizer. This is Donald Trump’s idea of making the President of the United States dance to his tune. It’s what you’d expect of gauche, preening De Nero wannabe,strutting around in a tacky Atlantic City casino. It’s clear that he believes he presented the POTUS with a Gordian knot; a can’t win proposition, where he either submits to the will of The Donald, or refuse to help out charity.
Colbert didn’t just nail Donald Trump’s mannerisms, he nailed his character. In the end, Trump and all the Birthers, and Fox News really have one desire, outside of defeating this president; and that’s subjugating him, putting him in his place, taking their country back, wink-wink.
Stephen Colbert has the right idea: Trump has already been a Birther, now he can join the the tea-baggers. Wassamatta… Don’t you wanna help da children, Donald? Your mouth is always open, anyway.