On May 16, 2011 — after much huffing and puffing about how much he loves America and what a shame it is that Obama has brought shame to America and has dubious eligibility due to questions about his birth certificate, blah blah blah — business tycoon Donald Trump bowed out of the 2012 presidential race. In his typical blowhard fashion, Trump insisted that while he would not be a candidate this year, if he had run, he would have been able to win the primary and the general election.
Yeah, sure. Whatever.
In retrospect, Trump’s short-lived presidential-candidate posturing has a bad odor. Now, Dr. Jerome Corsi, author of the newly released book Where’s the Birth Certificate?: The Case that Barack Obama is not Eligible to be President, is accusing Trump of “working with Obama” to neutralize the birther controversy.
As reported by Paul Joseph Watson of Infowars.com, May 23, 2011:
Appearing on the Alex Jones Show, Corsi said that he now completely discounted the apparent efforts of Donald Trump to force the release of Obama’s birth certificate, stating, “I’m completely convinced at this point Donald Trump was subterfuge, that he….was working with Obama.”
[…] Trump’s role according to Corsi was to “beat the drums big” and craft a false resolution to the controversy in order to make the press “go to sleep” and get his $60 million dollar television contract with NBC, owned by General Electric, which is closely allied with the Obama administration.
Corsi’s accusation is not so far-fetched in view of Trump’s close association with the Emanuel Brothers, Rahm and Ari. Rahm Emanuel was the former White House chief-of-staff to Obama, now newly elected mayor of Chicago. His younger brother, Ari, was/is Trump’s agent and representative.
The following are excerpts from an interesting article by Carol Felsenthal for ChicagoMag.com on April 28, 2011:
“Deal” would be the best word to describe the relationship among Rahm, Ari, and Trump, who employs Ari as his agent and gave Rahm $50,000 for his run for mayor last December.
First, the Rahm connection: Trump, who opened the Trump International Hotel and Tower here in 2008 and will undoubtedly hope to add another pastel namesake to Chicago’s skyline, recognized that Rahm would soon be running the nation’s third largest city. Why wouldn’t he want to curry favor? Trump has given more money to Democrats than Republicans—among them Ed Rendell, Harry Reid, Hillary Clinton, Charles Schumer—people Trump hoped would be friendly to his buildings, casinos, and golf courses.
As for Ari, pit-bull co-CEO of William Morris Endeavor Entertainment and the model for Jeremy Piven’s Ari Gold in HBO’s Entourage, he seems made-to-order for Trump, who has called the younger Emanuel a “close friend.” […]
And despite Donald’s nonstop anti-Obama diatribes, apparently he and Ari are still doing business. When I called Ari Emanuel, I was instructed by an underling to email my request. I specifically asked for confirmation that Ari still represents Donald. No response yet, but no denial either. I also emailed Mayor-elect Rahm’s press spokesman, Tarrah Cooper, and asked about the Ari/Donald tie. “The Mayor-elect is not going to comment on his brother’s relationship with his clients,” she emailed back.
I called Trump’s office and talked to Michael Cohen, the registered Democrat and former Obama backer who is choreographing Donald’s run for president, presumably on the Republican ticket. Cohen told me that Trump is booked for the next few days; after New Hampshire, he heads to Las Vegas and then to D.C. for the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. I asked Cohen in an email to confirm that his boss’s agent is still Ari Emanuel. No response as of post time.
Whether Trump really does plan to run for President(he promises to announce by June) or whether he’s just trying to goose his TV ratings, it’s hard to understand how the Emanuels—whose physician/bioethicist brother Zeke also has ties to the Obama administration—can do business of any kind with Trump. The Donald’s efforts to belittle the president are just so relentless—Trump called Obama “the worst president in American history,” a weakling on the battlefield and with OPEC, a useful idiot for the Chinese who are “ripping off America,” and a “terrible student” who somehow won admission to Columbia and Harvard Law School. “Release your transcripts!” is Trump’s latest outlandish demand.
[…] And given how he changes his mind without worrying if the public notices, it wouldn’t surprise anyone if the man—who once denounced Reagan and “W” as the worst presidents ever, who previously pushed for universal healthcare and abortion rights—ended up contributing to Obama sometime in 2012, and then, sometime in 2014, writing another big check to Rahm’s next campaign.
We were punk’d.