NBC News’ Katy Tur scored an interview with GOP Presidential candidate and bigoted rhetoric sound machine Donald Trump on Wednesday, and it went pretty much as one would expect, as Trump tossed around bombastic bravado and ego-drenched commentary with the glee of a little kid who just discovered the word ‘fart’. The interview was like a greatest hits of The Donald’s delusional self-confidence. Not only did Trump defend all of his comments about Mexican immigrants and Mexico itself, but he also revived birtherism, claimed Mexicans loved him, that he’d win the Latino vote in 2016, called Tur “naive” and labeled everyone that has stopped doing business with him “weak.”
When Tur asked him about his comments that the Mexican government is sending rapists and criminals to America and how that will play with Latino voters, the real estate mogul said the following:
“I have a great relationship with the Mexican people. I have many people working for me, you can look at the job in Washington. I have many legal immigrants working with me — many of them come from Mexico. They love me. I love them. And I’ll tell you something: If I get the nomination, I’ll win the Latino vote. I will win it, because I’m going to create jobs. Hillary Clinton is not going to be able to create jobs, I will tell you right now, neither is Jeb Bush going to be able to create jobs. I will create jobs and the Latinos will have jobs that they don’t have right now and I will win that vote.”
The walking hairpiece also teased us all with a little birtherism when Tur brought up President Obama’s long-form birth certificate. For those unaware, Trump accused the President of being born in Kenya when he pretended he was thinking about running for the White House back in 2011. Despite grand promises of proof that had been dug up by investigators in Hawaii, Trump never provided anything and looked like a fool when Obama eventually released his birth certificate and skewered him at that year’s White House Correspondents Dinner . But then, just like now, Trump grabbed a lot of the spotlight, and he placed well in many GOP polls.
Below is video of the interview, courtesy of NBC News:
At this point, one would be hard-pressed to find anyone that is shocked by Trump. For roughly three weeks, we’ve been inundated with media appearance after press release after Twitter rant after mainstream news coverage of Trump. Every day gives us another Trump soundbite, another condescending statement, another instance of Trump jerking off while he gets the attention he so desperately craves. He has no fucking interest in actually being President. The idea of actually doing the job day in day out is something he wants nothing to do with.
He just wants adulation, coverage and attention, no matter how he goes about getting it. With the news media turning its attention over the next year or so towards the Presidential election, he just wants to get some of that spotlight while he can. Don’t take seriously one goddamn word he says. He isn’t interested in “changing the debate” or Making America Great Again! No, he just wants to be the center of attention for as long as he can. That is it. There is no campaign strategy other than “say something outrageous so I stay in the news.”