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Donald Trump: rich, offensive and racing for the White House

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By Adrian Lancashire
Donald Trump: rich, offensive and racing for the White House

US presidential contender Donald Trump, so rich, can offend people to his heart’s content.

He is not accountable to donors, like so many of his rivals.

Don is loaded.

“I’m really rich,” he said while announcing he was joining the race for the White House in June.

Writer Oscar Wilde famously said, “The only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about.”

Aspiring to be selected as the Republican Party’s candidate to run for the US presidency, (with 15 other contenders, so far), Trump truly seems not to worry.

The more hits the better? Controversial good?

Is it ‘entertainment’ value that has Trump racking a high number of hits when you punch his name into Google news?

Compare it to ISIS. He gets more. Kim Kardashian? Trump gets way more in the news box.

Shooting his mouth off on the campaign trail is a double-edged sword, however.

Unkind remarks about Mexicans earned him threats from someone claiming to be escaped drug lord El Chapo Guzman.

Trump had said of Mexicans: “They’re bringing drugs, they’re bringing crime. They’re rapists, and some, I assume, are good people. But I speak to border guards, and they’re telling us what we’re getting.”

He also said of El Chapo that he would “kick his ass”.

@ElChap0Guzman replied on Twitter:

“Sigue chingando y voy hacer que te tragues todas tus putas palabras pinche guero cagaleche @realDonaldTrump”

Loosely translated, this means, “Keep that up and I’ll make you swallow it.”

Trump called the FBI, celebrity news website TMZ reported.

He raised a storm of outrage when he said he did not believe John McCain is a real war hero.

“He’s not a war hero. He’s a war hero because he was captured. I like people that weren’t captured.”

Trump has since denied saying it.

A description of what happened when McCain was shot down over North Vietnam flying his 23rd bombing mission in 1967 reads like the Spanish Inquisition.

Trump? Commander-in-chief of the US armed forces?

There is even an online Trump insult generator.

More irony: he has said he would be “the greatest jobs president that God ever created”, in contrast to his famous catchphrase “You’re Fired!” that he says to losing contestants on his reality show ‘The Apprentice’.

The US-President wanna-be is already president of 457 companies — and has branded his name in 234 organisations.

In fact, Trump has also been portrayed as providing a service to the Republicans by making the other candidates seem more reasonable — yet he is leading the Republican polls.

You just contributed to his hits by reading this.