I’ve got an abundance of angst built up these days, and there’s really only one way to alleviate it … share it!
Persona non grata?
There are two ice skating rinks in Central Park that have been owned by Donald Trump since the 1980s. As is the case with most things owned by Trump, his name was all over them … on the ‘Welcome’ signs out front, the boards around the rink, the sign where skates are rented, and even the staff’s uniforms. Well, while the Trump Organization still owns the rinks, you won’t see Trump’s name prominently displayed these days. Turns out, he was bad for business! When a Washington Post reporter visited Wollman Rink on Tuesday, the only prominent appearance of the Trump name was on the Zamboni ice-resurfacing machine.
According to an employee speaking on the condition of anonymity …
“It was hurting business. A lot of the schools, you know, liberal private schools up here, come to parties up here. That was a big income earner up here Monday and Tuesday night.”
As much as Trump loves seeing his name plastered all over everything he owns, it isn’t only the skating rinks that have taken his name down. Three hotels and six Manhattan residential buildings not owned by Trump, but whose owners once paid to display the Trump name, have now removed “Trump” from their buildings.
It is reported that Trump’s hotels in New York, Chicago and Doral, Florida, have seen a significant drop in business since he took office. I wonder if they will soon have his name removed as well?
It has long been reported that Donald Trump defaults on his debts. Throughout his tenure as a real estate developer, he has reportedly failed to pay contractors and others on a regular basis. Some things never change. His campaign, in other words he, owes money to at least twelve U.S. cities that has gone unpaid.
The largest is to El Paso, where he owes $569,000, and the smallest is Burlington, Vermont, where he owes a paltry $8,000. Some, such as Spokane, Washington and Tucson, Arizona, were incurred for campaign rallies held in those cities during his 2016 campaign, while others like El Paso are for rallies held since becoming president.
The Republican Party claims to have raised more than $300 million in the first nine months of this year alone, and yet … they cannot pay the $1.7 million he owes to various cities around the nation? Earlier this month, when he announced plans to hold a rally in Minneapolis, Minnesota, that city attempted to get paid in advance, but to no avail. He now owes Minneapolis $530,000 … more than half a million dollars!
I would suggest to all cities that in the future, unless his campaign pays up front, just skip the extra police protection … let him provide his own … or not.
Trump decided to attend game #5 of the World Series between the Washington Nationals and Houston Astros yesterday. He and Melania, along with their entourage of Secret Service, showed up shortly after the first inning, and they sat in the Washington Suite, joined by a number of other politicians including the @#$% Lindsey Graham, Steve Scalise, @#$% Matt Gaetz, @#$% Mark Meadows, and other boot-licking republican congressmen.
After the third inning the Nationals, as is their tradition, performed a salute to veterans, and the crowd was cheering. Until … the screens in the stadium switched to Donald and Melania Trump in the stands and the tone shifted from applause to loud boos throughout the stadium. And then … the fans began to chant … “Lock him up. Lock him up!” Then during the fifth inning, two men sitting behind home plate held up signs that read, “Veterans for Impeachment”.
Now folks, what the heck did he expect? It wasn’t one of his rallies where he pays people to attend and cheer him while wearing their ugly red hats. He is under investigation for criminal acts and is likely to be impeached. Did he really expect a standing ovation? Does he truly think he is that well-loved? Sheesh. As far as I’m concerned, he got exactly what he deserved.
Well, that’s enough snarky for one day. More to come!