I sometimes get the sense that Donald Trump, a key Mitt Romney ally, is trying to be publicly reviled.
Donald Trump said Thursday was a "very, very sad day" after President Barack Obama did not meet his noon deadline to release his college and passport application records in exchange for $5 million to a charity of the president's choosing.
"All the president had to do is give simple documentation, simple paper, a few pages and a charity would have gotten $5 million, or substantially more," Trump said in a video posted on his Facebook page.
So, let me get this straight. A brutal and deadly storm has just devastated the East coast, and many Americans are struggling badly. Donald Trump was willing to write a multi-million-dollar check, but only if President Obama indulged Trump's ridiculous and borderline-racist conspiracy theory.
Not surprisingly, the president decided he had better things to do. Trump could have been charitable anyway, but he's choosing not to. Obama didn't humor him, so Trump apparently doesn't want to write the check.
To reiterate a point from the other day, it's worth remembering that Trump isn't just some random television personality with a reality show. This guy has made a series of public appearances with Mitt Romney, and the Republican even held a press conference to stand alongside Trump when the conspiracy theorist announced his support for the candidate. Romney even had Trump record robocalls on behalf of the campaign earlier this year.
Maybe someone can ask the candidate what he thinks of Trump's latest loathsome stunt.