Darn those performances in Zoolander and Home Alone 2. Trump again shrinks in media prominence to Reagan, because failing to get the POTUS* role in the Sharknado franchise is Trump’s actual star moment.
Next week will feature a boffo performance in his impeachment trial deposition reminiscent of the 30 lies in his 2007 lawsuit. Likely it will be an adverse inference when Trump refuses to testify before Congress, SAG card or not.
“I’m very proud of my work on movies such as Home Alone 2, Zoolander and Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps; and television shows including The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air…”
— Jake Coyle (@jakecoyleAP) February 4, 2021
— U.S. News & World Report (@usnews) February 4, 2021
The lawyer gave Donald Trump a note, written in Trump’s own handwriting. He asked Trump to read it aloud.
Trump may not have realized it yet, but he had walked into a trap.
“Peter, you’re a real loser,” Trump began reading.
The mogul had sent the note to a reporter, objecting to a story that said Trump owned a “small minority stake” in a Manhattan real estate project. Trump insisted that the word “small” was incorrect. Trump continued reading: “I wrote, ‘Is 50 percent small?’ ”
“This [note] was intended to indicate that you had a 50 percent stake in the project, correct?” said the lawyer.
“That’s correct,” Trump said.
For the first of many times that day, Trump was about to be caught saying something that wasn’t true.
It was a mid-December morning in 2007 — the start of an interrogation unlike anything else in the public record of Trump’s life.
Trump had brought it on himself. He had sued a reporter, accusing him of being reckless and dishonest in a book that raised questions about Trump’s net worth. The reporter’s attorneys turned the tables and brought Trump in for a deposition.
For two straight days, they asked Trump question after question that touched on the same theme: Trump’s honesty.
Just another Trump PR exercise, trying to co-opt the SAG nominations:
— Variety (@Variety) February 4, 2021
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