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Monday, October 24, 2016

TODAY IN STUPID: Donald Trump Wins ‘Statesman Of The Year’ Award

TODAY IN STUPID: Donald Trump Wins ‘Statesman Of The Year’ Award

Merriam-Webster defines “statesman” as “one versed in the principles or art of government,” or “a wise, skillfull, and respected political leader.”

If the first name that pops into your head when you read that definition is noted racist, sexist, mafia-friendly birther Donald Trump, then you may want to take a trip down to Sarasota, Florida this August 26.

That’s when the Sarasota Republican Party is honoring Trump as its 2012 “Statesman of the Year.”


The party plans to present Trump with the award just 24 hours before the Republican National Convention begins 60 miles up the road in Tampa.

“He’s a sage, skillful and respected leader” who is doing “all he can to take our country back,” Sarasota GOP Chair Joe Gruters told Talking Points Memo. “At the end of the day, he’s one of the few people in the country who can command respect from people of all walks of life.”

According to Trump’s spokesman, Michael Cohen, the “statesman” won’t use the award to overshadow the convention — because he’s still hoping be an active participant.

“It would seem obvious that Donald Trump will play a role in the Tampa convention, as his massive popularity, reflected in this recent award, shows what an asset he would be in making the convention into an even greater success,” Cohen told NBC.

It’s unclear how Cohen came to the conclusion that his boss is “massively popular.” After all, the last poll to bother checking showed that just 33 percent viewed Trump favorably, compared to 55 percent who viewed him unfavorably.

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  • tokoloshi27

    “It’s unclear how Cohen came to the conclusion that his boss is “massively popular.” After all, the last poll to bother checking showed that just 33 percent viewed Trump favorably, compared to 55 percent who viewed him unfavorably.”

    Depends on who you compare him to, doesn’t it?

  • bcarreiro

    Does what you contribute the most make you the statesman of the year? So the speaker of the house rep. boehner should get stalemate of the year award.

  • BDD1951

    He should be named “Idiot of the Year”

  • jarheadgene

    The only award Trump should win Year in and Year out – Hands Down is “WORST Comb-Over”

    • BDD1951

      He let Barbara Walters Pull on his hair and it wouldn’t come off. Maybe it’s just “BAD HAIRDO OF THE YEAR.”

  • MikeCassidyAHS

    Trump is a narrow minded idiot, and his TV show SUCKS, I’ve watched it once, and that’s it.
    Cohen must be an idiot aw well, or living in a shell
    Mike Cassidy
    Utica, Md.

  • howa4x

    Trump made his big money by going bankrupt on his building projects and paying consrtruction companies pennies on the dollar and having the banks that loaned him money take a haircut also. He used the government to give him tax breaks on projects, so to say he wants to lower taxes is silly. He needs people to pay enough to give him the breaks. It just shows how immoral the republicans are. One one hand you have Romney who is the probable nominee who hid is money in offshore accounts and created a corporation in Bermuda instead of NYC, and they you have the Donald a cheating lying scoundrel.
    Who said this was the party of god?

  • SaneJane

    They are just throwing him a bone. This award is a consolation prize for being excluded from the convention.

  • e should be named Moron of the Year!!! I can’t stand him, I don’t even watch his show on . What a blow hard!!! He keeps filing bankruptcy and still remains one of the richest persons, how does that work???? And he complains about those on welfare????

    • DurdyDawg

      That’s because there’s more letters in his.. Civil welfare vs corporate welfare.

  • Melvin Chatman

    Don’t get too upset over this Award, the Dollar Store ran a special during the last Holiday and thousands were sold – could be that the GOP got it at a “Discount”

  • Landsende

    LMAO!!!! Statesman of the year, what a joke. Asshole of the year, now that I could believe.

  • Where did America go that all of the Republicans want to take it back?

  • Trump must be terribly insecure to need so much attention.

  • greghilbert

    While this is one of those signs of just how pathetic wealth-worship has become in America,
    we can be glad this one is as conspicuously ridiculous as it is. Of late I’m coming to think it is time to openly declare war on the upper class. Yes, class war. We have long been duped by the taboo the wealthy and their surrogates have assigned to the term “class war”, even as they wage an increasingly merciless war on everyone “beneath” them.

  • karinursula

    “Respected”? That would be funny if it where not so sad

  • AH-HA, HA, HA! LMAO! Trump The Chump = Stupid Idiot Statesman Of The Year!

  • this guy is nothing but a bloviating fool with too much money. and for the gop and romney to even id with him takes their credibility to new lows.

  • William Deutschlander

    Donald Trump, Donald Duck, neither should be taken seriously!


  • don703

    Donald Trump the Boob McNutt of American Politics

  • Donald Trump is laughable….period.

  • jebediah123

    Don’t be so upset about D. Trump—he’s just a goddamn fool with a lot of money (plus the fact that he didn’t make too honestly). No, you should really be upset with the people of the Sarasota republican party. For a group of supposedly intelligent people to profess that Trump is “statesman of the year” shows naked stupidity or more dangerous, a twisted political and social philosophy.

    But then again, you have to consider what part of the U.S.A this is from.

  • nomaster

    It must all be in the hair. Wow look at that man. It can’t be in the brain matter pray tell. The Statesman of Idiotocracy.

  • The GOP, is Trump the best they can do? He needs to go some where and make some money, he is good at nothing else. He should run for VP and Omaba will have another four years in the white House for sure.

  • All it shows is how willing they are to kiss up to literally anyone who is spewing off the same crap that they themselves are.

  • Why are you people so mean? What did he do to you directly. Is this why you are called angry democrats????????

    • 1AmericanHoney27

      Hey Bruce, Democrats aren’t angry per say unless it’s about all the B.S. the Republi-pricks are trying to shove down the throats of the intelligent Americans. No way on God’s green Earth does he deserve the award But if that’s the best ya’ll have to receive it then so be it…. One thing that Republi-pricks have proven is they get dumber n dumber n dumber daily… They are now awarding their dumbass of them all…. The winner is**** Donald ” Hemroid ” Trump **** He can except any award he likes except Presidential or Vice Presidential…. OBAMA & BIDEN will except those.

  • alumahead

    How do these people pick their heroes?

  • That Should Go Nice With His Liar, Snob, And Ass Hole Of Our Lifetime Award!!! The Donald Needs To Spend A Little Time To Find A Good Hairdresser To Fix That Birdnest On Top Of His Head!!! With All That Money He Hair Should Look Much Better Than It Do!! I’m Just Saying LOL

  • This is just a massive scam. Even Florida republicans aren’t stupid enough to give an award to Donald Trump, are they??

  • Donald Trump claim he’s not racist but he is. It takes Rosan to talk about Donald Trump (and his scrape over hair because going bald on top), Trump is stupid and arrogant, and he’s exstremely jealous of Barack Obama our first Black President. And he would do anything to keep Obama from having a second term in Office. Donald Trump donated a billion dollars to Mitt Romeny campaign. Idiot Donald Trump.

  • The Donald Should Have Won The Most Bankrupt Filer Of The Wealthy Award!!

  • flyfshr1cd

    Trump is an empty suit. He should go back to firing people to get his rocks off!

  • daffodilly

    What? He’s what? Are some of these people purposely trying to turn our political process into some sort of amusement park or all night gambling joint? This is a pretty bizarre year!!!

  • DurdyDawg

    Every time I look at the Do_nut mouth it makes me want to fart. Go ahead sleaze bag, get your wide ass up there on that GOP podium and start the conversation with, “I found his true birth certificate.. In Afghanistan but I’m not going to show it until after my brown nosed buddy becomes POTUS”.. You deserve all the tin cups that idiots can award you. Makes you feel.. Like firing somebody!!