Donald Trump Outsmarts Himself

People tend to assume that Trump owns all the stuff his name is emblazoned on. However, he isn’t nearly as wealthy as he’d have us believe. But he still has his good name. Or does he?

Donald Trump Outsmarts Himself
By Madeleine Begun Kane

Trump is playing a dangerous game:
His most noteworthy asset’s his name.
He gains media drama
With lies re Obama,
But devalues what’s left of his fame.

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22 Responses to “Donald Trump Outsmarts Himself”

  1. Brilliant. You are correct. I can’t see how more publicity is going to do this uber-narcissist any good.

  2. Hansi says:

    I’m with Mother…Trump is nothing but a showman and a huckster. And like a good magician, he diverts our attention from what’s really going on. With that in mind, why is the media so obsessed with this guy?

  3. madkane says:

    Hansi, it’s an easy story, and the media likes easy. Thanks, killingMother!

  4. Scott says:

    Now the Birthers have egg on the face,
    and the Donald’s a proven disgrace.
    But they’ll still throw a fit,
    claim B.O.’s not legit,
    cuz they really object to his race.

    But they’ll say they’re not racist at all.
    and recoil with disgust and appall.
    Then they’ll shout from the roof,
    that there’s televised proof,
    of One at their tea party last fall.

  5. madkane says:

    Scott, I like that, especially your first verse.

  6. Scott says:

    thanks Mad!

    The GOP: from the Chimp to the Chump.

  7. Steve Nance says:

    Nice one, Mad — and Scott!

    Trump’s playing the P. Hilton game
    Famed for money, outrages — and fame
    Always mentions his show
    Though his prez cred is low
    His ratings go up all the same

  8. Kim Nelson says:

    I’ve wondered for years about his value, net worth aside.

  9. Nimue says:

    Another good one ! Infact liiked reading all the posts on this page :)

  10. I enjoyed both poem and comments :) I love Obama and hated Trump – even before he started this latest nonsense. Argh.

  11. madeleine,

    You have told the whole story, in such a succinct way.
    In fact, both stories!

    Best wishes, Eileen

  12. madkane says:

    Fun one, Steve. Except I’ve recently read that this is actually hurting Trump’s ratings. :) Apparently he had a lot of Dem viewers who are abandoning him like crazy.

    And thanks everyone for your enthusiastic comments!

  13. Isabel Doyle says:

    oh dear … too true and creepy

  14. madkane says:

    Creepy is one of the nicer things I’ve said about him lately. :)

  15. Peggy Goetz says:

    He just gets creepier and creepier. Unfortunately there seems to be a whole flock of monsters of his ilk in the land of politics. I like your poem.

  16. Ella says:

    Well Done; he is full of himself and went to far~

  17. madkane says:

    Thanks Peggy and Ella!

  18. Deborah says:

    Very well done!

  19. The limerick is an ideal form for political commentary. Well done.

  20. madkane says:

    Thanks Deborah and Vivienne!

  21. Too tired to come up with one myself, but I did have a Donald smackdown a couple of days ago, for those who want more and him, on Birthers, and on the political outlook two days before bin Laden’s downfall: Amy

    Blast Of Poems

  22. madkane says:

    Amy, I loved your Trump haiku and poem. Just excellent!