Donald Trump on Moammar Gaddafi: “I don’t want to use the word ‘screwed,’ but I screwed him.”
Libyan dictator Moammar Gaddafi, is one tough cookie. In response to aggressive airstrikes from France, Great Britain and the U.S. this weekend, Gaddafi called upon “citizens of the Arab and Islamic nations, Latin America, Asia and Africa to stand by the heroic Libyan people to confront this aggression, which will only increase the Libyan people’s strength, firmness and unity.” Despite intruding international support, Libya’s rebel forces are still at a stalemate with Gaddafi and his military.
If it wasn’t for Donald Trump fucking him over on dishonest real estate deal, I’d almost think he was invincible.
In an appearance on “Fox & Friends” Monday morning, Trump bragged about his foreign policy credentials, stating, “I think I probably have more experience than anybody.” And to back up this tremendously false claim he boasted about that time he totally screwed over Gaddafi.
“I rented him a piece of land. He paid more for one night than the land was worth for the whole year, or two years, and then I didn’t let him use the land,” boasted Trump. “I don’t want to use the word ‘screwed,’ but I screwed him.”
While this might not seem like a legitimate bragging right, it is fitting that Trump is using a dishonest business decision as evidence of political prowess.
This tone-deaf honesty almost makes me want to support the feisty ginger’s political aspirations—at least over those of the GOP’s current crop of possible 2012 contenders. It’s not like he’s the first White House aspirant to be guilty of corrupt business practices.