Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Donald Trump channels Leona Helmsley

Donald Trump said in Monday's debate that it was in his interest to avoid paying taxes:
"It makes me smart."
Trump at lectern before backdrop with elements of logo "TRUMP" 
What is it about wealthy Big Apple hotel magnates who brag about taxes they feel justified in skipping, though the rest of us are left with the bill:

Remember the quote attributed to Leona Helmsley:

"We don't pay taxes. Only the little people pay taxes." 
She was dubbed "The Queen of Mean."

I guess the GOP's gold-plated tax evader is the King of Bling. 

Further irony: The "little people quote" which helped send Helmsley to prison for tax evasion originated with her housekeeper.

During Trump's debate debacle, he continued aiming a sexist torrent at a former latina Miss Universe whom he had criticized and mocked as "Miss Housekeeping.

In both angry conversations and casual ones, Trump referred to Machado as "Miss Piggy," "Miss Housekeeper," and "Miss Housekeeping," who should know her place and do as she was told. He said it to her face. 


Anonymous said...

"It makes me smart." Is he a Pakled?

my5cents said...

Anon 7:38 pm -- I didn't know what you were talking about so I looked up Pakled. And you are right in asking the question. Here is one description I found:

"The Pakleds were a heavyset humanoid species native to the Alpha Quadrant. To the casual observer the Pakleds appear to be intellectually challenged, especially in their verbal skills."

I don't watch a lot of science fiction or Star Wars these days. I use to watch all of them, but lost interest.

Anonymous said...

See "Samaritan Snare" episode of "Star Trek: The Next Generation."