Guess what? Donald Trump's feelings are hurt. His reputation has been tarnished. He wants damages, I tell you, and billions and billions of dollars of damages, too boot.
Lawyers for the real estate developer have filed suit in New Jersey against Timothy O'Brien, a business reporter for The New York Times, and the publishers of a book called "TrumpNation: The Art of Being the Donald." Among O'Brien's suit-worthy claims? Trump is worth $150 miliion to $250 million, not the $2.7 billion the developer claims. O'Brien also calls the Trumpster the "walking embodiment of financial pornography," and described the developer are "an unskilled and dissembling" businessman.
Trump is seeking $2.5 billion in compensatory damages and another $2.5 billion in punitive damages.
Give us a break, Donnie. If ever there were a public figure who invited this commentary, it is Trump. He's a media whore always eager to spread his lips. Can he be defamed when he casts his image to the world on demand and recasts it constantly to suit everchanging ratings and marketing schemes?
I say never trust a man who combs his hair so as to cover his shiny dome, and then flaunts a wife young enough to be his daughter. Oh, Trump has issues, all right. But there isn't much reputation to damage. He took care of that long ago.