By Michael J.W. Stickings
So what was Trump’s “very, very big” revelation about President Obama, that something “bigger than anybody would know” that the media would cover “in a very big fashion”?
Uh… just more of the same spotlight-hogging nonsense, this time full of phony claims of generosity. As New York‘s Dan Amira wrote:
It turns out that Trump’s “very big” revelation was that he still wants to see President Obama’s college records, the ones that some right-wing conspiracy nuts believe would show that Obama got into Columbia as a foreign exchange student from Indonesia. Trump would also like to see Obama’s passport records, which would prove… something Muslim about Obama, probably. In fact, Trump wants to see these documents so badly, that he’s offering to donate $5 million to charity if Obama releases them by October 31. And that’s it. That’s the whole thing.
So we didn’t learn anything new about President Obama today, but we did learn something new about ourselves: However low our expectations of Donald Trump were before, they were not low enough. Perhaps, they can never be low enough.
And we should be ashamed of ourselves for paying even the slightest ounce of attention to him. I do apologize. Watch this, if you will, for it is nothing if not a spectacle of unironic buffoonery, but then let’s move on.