With hated insurgent Donald Trump sill leading the Republican race for the nomination and poised to kick tricky Ted’s teeth down his throat in Tuesday’s New York primary ,the media is playing a new angle in a panicked attempt to slow the Trump-mentum. Former contestants – mostly black – from the Donald’s longtime hit reality show “The Apprentice” are being trotted out to denounce Trump as a hater and a bigot and a menace to America. It is looking like the big push to promote Ted Cruz as the establishment’s dragon slayer has now collided with the reality that voters in states that aren’t heavily influenced by religion are rejecting the Texas senator just like all of his congressional colleagues are. As so many others have already discovered in this most unusual of election seasons, knighthood is fleeting and less than a fortnight after Sir Ted was waving around the mighty Excalibur from the court of the cheese castle he has become the GOP establishment’s latest failed product.
Reuters reports on the pathetic cry for attention in the story “Former TV ‘Apprentices’ denounce Trump White House bid”:
A group of former contestants on Donald Trump’s reality television show “The Apprentice” put their old boss in the hot seat on Friday, saying the U.S. Republican front-runner has widened racial divisions and should not be president.
Trump’s one-time admirers, most from racial minorities, urged the New York billionaire to tamp down his divisive rhetoric as he campaigns to succeed Democratic President Barack Obama in the Nov. 8 election.
“We are all disappointed and in some ways shocked to see what is being spewed from Donald regarding his views on women, immigrants, and the list goes on,” said Randal Pinkett, winner of the 2005 fourth season of the reality television show.
“We strongly condemn Donald’s campaign of sexism, xenophobia, racism, violence and hate,” he said at a news conference in Manhattan. Pinkett said Trump “is not worthy of the highest office of the land,” and said there had been glimpses of those attitudes in private conversations and time spent off-screen with Trump during the making of the TV show.
Running for 14 seasons, “The Apprentice” gave Trump a national platform, and his often blunt and unfiltered style helped make the show a major hit. The show featured groups of business-minded contestants vying for a titular apprenticeship in Trump’s organization. At its peak, nearly 21 million people watched the show.
Trump’s proposals to ban Muslims from entering the United States and to build a wall at the Mexican border have drawn criticism even within his party. His campaign has been accused of tacitly encouraging violence at large and rowdy rallies where Trump supporters have at times clashed with protesters.
On Friday evening, as protests broke out at a rally in Hartford, Connecticut, Trump belted out his usual response: “Get them out of here!”
“I always say ‘don’t hurt that person, right?’” he said.
Pinkett told Reuters he had contacted former “apprentices” and said their effort was independent and timed to precede New York state’s crucial primary election on Tuesday. At the news conference, Pinkett was joined by former “Apprentice” contestants Tara Dowdell and Kwame Jackson; another former contestant, Marshawn Evans Daniels, participated via video link.
This comes as Trump is taking his revolution directly to the RNC palace and calling for Reinhold “Reince” Preibus to come outside and duke it out. In a Friday Wall Street Journal editorial Trump not only openly called the entire process a sham but upped the ante by stirring the pot with voters by asking “Let Me Ask America a Question” :
On Saturday, April 9, Colorado had an “election” without voters. Delegates were chosen on behalf of a presidential nominee, yet the people of Colorado were not able to cast their ballots to say which nominee they preferred.
A planned vote had been canceled. And one million Republicans in Colorado were sidelined.
In recent days, something all too predictable has happened: Politicians furiously defended the system. “These are the rules,” we were told over and over again. If the “rules” can be used to block Coloradans from voting on whether they want better trade deals, or stronger borders, or an end to special-interest vote-buying in Congress—well, that’s just the system and we should embrace it.
Let me ask America a question: How has the “system” been working out for you and your family?
I, for one, am not interested in defending a system that for decades has served the interest of political parties at the expense of the people. Members of the club—the consultants, the pollsters, the politicians, the pundits and the special interests—grow rich and powerful while the American people grow poorer and more isolated.
No one forced anyone to cancel the vote in Colorado. Political insiders made a choice to cancel it. And it was the wrong choice.
Responsible leaders should be shocked by the idea that party officials can simply cancel elections in America if they don’t like what the voters may decide.
Now that is the stuff that revolutions are made of as well as a smack down that transcends the normal bullshit – like putting forth a few whiny black losers as if they are the voice of real America – hell without their moments with Trump on the hit show they would probably be out in the streets with the fast food rabble protesting for a $15 minimum wage with the rest of the losers.