The Donald had Don King as a guest today at Trump Tower. Donald and Don go back a long ways. Not to say they were friends, but they were friendly acquaintances. Two hardcore promoters who love the buck and love themselves. And their other affiliation is the hair, the bloody hair!
Donald’s hair looks like a rogue ocean wave while Don’s looks like he grabbed hold of a 50 megawatt power line with both hands.
The pow wow today.
“Anyone worried about the next 4 yrs, just look at Trump today w/ Don King in a wizard costume and a giant Trump button and tell me..oh Jesus”. – Bill Maher.
Don King brief bio:
King was born in Cleveland, Ohio, where he attended school and graduated from John Adams High in 1951. After dropping out of Kent State University, he ran an illegal bookmaking operation out of the basement of a record store on Kinsman Road, and was charged with killing two men in incidents 13 years apart. The first was determined to be justifiable homicide after it was found that King shot Hillary Brown in the back and killed him while he was attempting to rob one of King’s gambling houses. King was convicted of second degree murder for the second killing in 1966 after he was found guilty of stomping to death an employee, Sam Garrett, who owed him $600. The judge reduced King’s conviction to nonnegligent manslaughter for which King served just under four years in prison. King was later pardoned for the crime in 1983 by Ohio Governor Jim Rhodes, with letters from Jesse Jackson, Coretta Scott King, George Voinovich, Art Modell, and Gabe Paul, among others, being written in support of King.
King has been investigated for possible connections with organized crime. During a 1992 Senate investigation, King invoked the Fifth Amendment when questioned about his connection to mobster John Gotti. In public, however, King has strongly denied any connections to organized crime and has responded to mob allegations by calling them “racist”.
Mike Tyson, the former undisputed World Heavyweight Boxing Champion, says of his former manager, “(King is) a wretched, slimy, reptilian motherfucker. This is supposed to be my ‘black brother’, right? He’s just a bad man, a real bad man. He would kill his own mother for a dollar. He’s ruthless, he’s deplorable, he’s greedy … and he doesn’t know how to love anybody.”
King has been sued by Muhammad Ali, Larry Holmes, Tim Witherspoon and Mike Tyson.
In 2005 King launched a $2.5 billion defamation suit against ESPN, the makers of SportsCentury, after a documentary alleged that King had “killed, not once, but twice”, threatened to break Larry Holmes’ legs, cheated Meldrick Taylor out of $1 million, and then threatened to have Taylor killed. Though the documentary repeated many claims already made, King said he had now had enough. King’s attorney said “It was slanted to show Don in the worst way. It was one-sided from day one, Don is a strong man, but he has been hurt by this.”
The case was dismissed on summary judgment with a finding that King could not show “actual malice” from the defendants. Judge Dorian Damoorgian ruled, “Nothing in the record shows that ESPN purposefully made false statements about King in order to bolster the theme of the program or to inflict harm on King.”
The Donald is expressing his views through Twitter again and again. A President that uses a 140 character limited website to voice his upcoming polices. But mainly to bitch and toot his own horn. Some examples:
This guy has it out for the media. American media are some of the best trained, objective hound dogs in the world. They leave no stone unturned. The Washington Post brought down Nixon for Chryss sakes! This just shows Trump’s unintellectual nature and his biased close-minded tendencies.
Tooting his own horn and playing the populism card. Most uninformed citizens have no idea what the U.N. is. But they hate it because they perceive it is run by highbrow elites.
This guy is completely in love with himself.
More populism rhetoric to rev up the ignorant masses.
More media bashing. Why is Trump so spellbound over Putin. I think I know why. Putin is a brutal cutthroat dictator. And that strongly appeals to Donald. Putin controls the Russian media, Trump would love to do that in the States. Trump has much distaste for Muslims, Putin bombs Muslim civilians unmercilessly, Trump likes that. He has never criticised Russia over its savage bombing of Aleppo. Putin says jump! They ask how high? That is what Trump expects from his subordinates. Very similar men, very disturbing.
Donald!! There is no comparable Super Hornet. The F-35 is loaded with state of the art digital systems that the Super Hornet doesn’t come close to having. The F-35 is a stealth 5th generation fighter packed with the most sophisticated sensors and weapons systems ever strapped to a fighter jet. The Hornet has no stealth capabilities. The Hornet uses 1980’s technologies. But I assume Donald never spent much time reading on military affairs. He was too busy scrumming with his accountants and real-estate lawyers. Reputable sources report he never read books.