Today is Groundhog Day, a perfect time to recognize when someone is repeating the same thing over and over again.
Donald Trump plans to announce something. He might endorse Newt Gingrich Mitt Romney, but it really doesn’t matter. Donald just likes to announce that he has announcements. He does it all the time and, for some reason, people keep acting like his announcements might amount to something important.
Like the time Trump was in Palm Beach on April 15, 2011. In the thick of his flirtation with a presidential run and relentless promotion of Birtherism, local news stations were informed Trump had a “major announcement” scheduled for that night. Turns out he was heralding the start of the Palm Beach Centennial Celebration.
Sometimes Trump announces that future announcements are possible, but not definite. Regarding rumors of his presidential bid, his legal counsel released this announcement:
“Mr. Trump may announce the time and place of a press conference at which time he will make a statement as to whether or not he will run for President of the United States."
Trump also likes to announce things that are already set in stone. On December 13th of last year, Trump used his trusty office webcam to announce he would not be the moderator of the Newsmax Republican Debate. The debate was dead in the water days earlier when every candidate, with the exception of Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum, refused to participate.
In fact, the only thing Donald Trump won’t announce is what his “investigators” found in Hawaii when they tried to crack the case of President Obama’s birth certificate. We’re still waiting on that announcement.
So when Donald Trump peeks out his head today to announce… whatever… and you get that uneasy feeling of déjà vu, just remind yourself that the sun will go down tonight, the moon will come out, and Donald Trump will still be irrelevant to the political process in America. You don’t need an announcement for that.