Now it’s getting serious. I was probably ok with The Donald impersonating politicians and presidential candidates. I was even calm when he attacked much of the phoniness and self-righteousness on both the right and left. And, I could still turn a blind eye to the size of his hands and the comb-over as the media continued to be impervious to their own suck-ups to this guy. The Donald’s great at pointing out the phoniness of various professions…celebrity TV star, politicians, businessmen that pay their bills, ladies’ man, etc. He’s not happy to just fool some of the people some of the time; his goal is to fool all the people all of the time.
Now, however, Mr. Trump, is taking aim at my profession, and it appears he’s better at giving himself the title but not at pulling the con of his own spin.
Here is a guy so completely enamored with his own self and convinced of his own ability to put on whatever ‘cover’ he chooses, without even the remotest thought that he might be perceived as naked riding that white horse through the streets of America. “John Miller”? John Baron”? PR publicist?
“Well, I’m sort of handling PR because he gets so much of it. And frankly, I mean, I could tell you off the record. Until I get to know you and talk a little bit off the record, I can tell you that he didn’t care if he got bad PR until he got his divorce finished.”
Don’t get me wrong. There are plenty of phonies in this profession that deserve to be exposed as much or more than the politicians currently being lampooned by The Donald. However, in this case, the biggest phony is “John Miller” aka Donald Trump. And I doubt the PRSA has much to worry about.