Donald Trump Running For President Again, America Reduced To A Sad Punchline

When Ronald Reagan ran for president, people giggled that America put an actor in the White House. But love him or hate him, Reagan was very good at his job. Specifically, he was very good at handing America over to the rich and powerful but, still, he did it well.

On the other hand, Donald Trump is little more than a punchline. Sure, he’s filthy rich, but considering he’s had to declare corporate bankruptcy four times, the only reason he’s STILL rich is because, in America, being a rich white guy gives you a permanent get out of debt free card. Or do you think just any ol’ putz can have four businesses fail miserably and still get banks to loan them millions to try again?

But one thing Trump is good at is being a publicity whore. The only thing larger than his ego is the size of his name slapped on the side of his buildings. And only by a few inches. So you can imagine how happy he was to discover that pretending to be a right wing loon gets him all the publicity he could ever want (sort of).

And now he wants to run for president again:

Donald Trump will launch a presidential exploratory committee Wednesday, the eve of the business mogul’s return to New Hampshire.

A senior adviser tells the New Hampshire Union Leader that Trump will not be renewing his contract with NBC for the reality television “Apprentice” series.

Combined with staff hires, Trump’s announcement that he will form an exploratory committee for the first time is a sign the billionaire is seriously considering running for the Republican nomination.

The fact that Donald Trump can run for president and not be immediately laughed out of the room tells you pretty much everything you need to know about the state of conservative politics. At least Reagan had charisma and fought in World War II. All Trump has is money, an obnoxious personality and the worst hairstyle of all time. Really, the only thing that qualifies him to run for the Republican nomination is his willingness to say he hates Obama and pretend to look for his “real” birth certificate.

Someday, in the not too far future, historians will look back at the state of our union and wonder how we let it sink so low.

The upside is that The Apprentice will finally be off the air. How ever will we get our fill of Hollywood hasbeens trying desperately to stay in the public’s eye? Besides the other 400 shitty reality TV shows built on that exact same premise, that is…