In today's HuffPo op-ed, Ed give his take on the spectacle that is Donald Trump's media parade:
by Ed Schultz
Donald Trump continues to parade himself around the media as if people in this country actually care about his potential candidacy in 2012. I don't think they do. This is a circus and it's fake.
Full post after the jump...
Trump gives public service a bad image. It's not about flash, it's not about wealth, and it's not about hairstyle. It's about doing something for people and being an advocate for the community you represent. Trump, well, he's done none of that... ever.
Donald Trump is no more a serious candidate than me going back to North Dakota in an attempt to get a Senate run going. And I must say, at least they asked me.
Who has shown any interest in Donald Trump being the next president of the United States other than Donald Trump? Nobody.
The Republican Party isn't banging on his door, and the hilarious part of this is that he's trying to court the tea party through the birthers.
Trump is screaming to the public, "Please, pay attention to me! I'm important! I can get on any show I want! I could be president! And I'm thinking about it!"
You know what I say? "So what?"
Have you noticed in all of the interviews he has been giving, that he never has any solutions, no real answers other than verbal bomb throwing?
I'd like to know, Mr. Trump, what's your plan for 15 million Americans unemployed in this country? How about the 50 million uninsured Americans when it comes to health insurance? How about the poor, do you have a plan for them?
Trump doesn't talk about that stuff -- he continues to harp on the fact that he screwed somebody in a land deal and that's proof he can do a great job in foreign relations.
But when it comes down to the devil in the detail of dealing with the issues of the people and making real change, Trump, you don't have it. You've never had it. Money is not a measure of a man's character or success in the arena of public service.
I'm curious, where do you stand on the farm bill? Do you know anything about it? I'd like Donald Trump to tell the American people what state he thinks he can win. Maybe with all his money he can create a state.
Mr. Trump, stop embarrassing yourself.