Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Donald Trump Makes New Enemies: Stutterers


Donald Trump is already at war with Barack Obama, Jerry Seinfeld, and Robert DeNiro. Now he’s taken on a whole group of people: stutterers. On Sunday’s “Fox and Friends,” Trump said he didn’t like Seth Meyers’ roast of him at the White House Correspondents dinner. He said: “I didn’t know that I’d be virtually the sole focus. I guess when you’re leading in the polls that sort of thing tends to happen. You raise to a certain level in the polls and boy does the world come after you. But I was certainly in a certain way having a good time listening. I don’t think the American people are having a good time with $5 gas … I was thinking to myself as they were doing this, ‘You know, the American people are really suffering and we’re all having fun at a gala.'”

He added: “I thought Seth Meyers — his delivery frankly was not good. He’s a stutterer.” (This is via New York Magazine’s transcription.) Hmmm…Here’s the video of Meyers. At 12:00 he spends about three of his 20 minutes on Trump.

There is no stuttering as far as I can tell: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YGITlxfT6s Trump used to have great timing. But attacking stuttering? Did he not see “The King’s Speech,” winner of Best Picture? This whole year has been about tolerance of stuttering. He’s just got to stop now. Trump’s lack of sense of humor and thin skin are going to be his undoing. And his own brand is now being harmed. Donald, it’s enough, come home.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedmanhttps://www.showbiz411.com
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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