Saturday, April 23, 2011


Charles Blow, a New York Times op-ed columnist who's African-American, on encountering the hottest name in politics today:

I first met Donald Trump a couple of months ago at a cocktail party. Someone introduced us, and he immediately started in on a speech about how beloved he was among blacks. He said that everywhere he went, blacks were telling him to run for president and that some hip-hop stars had told him that he was the most popular white man among black people. (He reiterated this point last week, which was published in amNew York, claiming, "I've always had a great relationship with the blacks.")

Remind you of anything? This perhaps?

The difference is that Lenny Bruce's character has some anxiety, however unacknowledged, about what he's saying. Trump just thinks he's all that. He thinks saying this makes him even cooler.

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