Pass The Popcorn: Donald Trump Humiliates Tea Party Group After They Call Him A Joke Candidate

trump-2016The more I think about it, the more excited I get that Donald Trump is running for president. In fact, he might be exactly what the 2016 election needs. He’s someone who has no shame, doesn’t care what he says (or even if what he says is accurate) and couldn’t care less what anyone thinks of him.

And as much as it pains me to say it, someone like that actually does have their use in a political arena. Not as a legitimate presidential candidate, mind you, but rather just as someone to keep things lively and interesting. Especially considering so much of politics in general is so scripted, polished and rehearsed for media perfection.

Well, it hasn’t taken “The Donald” long to make a splash as he’s already made headlines, not for his attacks on Democrats, but for absolutely humiliating a tea party group who bashed his presidential announcement.

Shortly after Trump made his candidacy official, the Club for Growth issued the following statement:

The Club for Growth has issued very substantive and detailed white papers on the records of the major announced Republican candidates for president. There is no need to do a white paper on Donald Trump. He is not a serious Republican candidate, and many of his positions make him better suited to take on Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primary. It would also be unfortunate if he takes away a spot at even one Republican debate.

Naturally, Trump didn’t take this bold insult to his candidacy lying down.

During an interview on Bloomberg TV’s With All Due Respect, Trump accused the Club for Growth of attacking him because he denied their request for a donation of $1 million.

“They came up to see me very recently,” Trump said. “And they sent us a letter, I think we have it, asking for a tremendous contribution. I was shocked by the amount of money we’re talking about.”

In fact, Trump did have the letter from David McIntosh, the President of Club for Growth, asking the billionaire for a $1 million donation to his organization.

I’m by no means a fan of Trump, and for the most part what the Club for Growth said about his candidacy is true. He’s not a candidate that anyone is really going to take seriously. That being said, I can’t imagine this organization releasing such a scathing letter against Trump’s candidacy had he fulfilled their request for a $1 million donation. In fact, I’m fairly certain they would have probably spoken quite highly of him had he given them that money. This clearly seemed to be a jab at the newly minted Republican presidential candidate because he denied their request.

But this is the sort of thing that has to put Republicans a little on edge. Trump clearly isn’t afraid to burn bridges, or say whatever is on his mind. And as someone who’s been buddying up with many high-ranking conservatives over these last few years, I’m sure he’s been privy to quite a lot of information that some of these people might not want being made public.

It’s like I said just following Trump’s announcement, while he might not be a serious candidate, he’s definitely going to add to the entertainment value of the 2016 presidential race.

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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  • KyleZombie

    I love it when conservatives eat their own.

  • Gary Menten

    And here we were thinking that the Tea Party were his biggest supporters. Guess not.

  • annum004

    At least Trump doesn’t kiss anybody’s a$$.

    • OMGface

      Not true…he’s a messed up infant desperate for approval from everyone around him every second who also reduces everything to a puerile contest….forget, the end justified the mean, which is the the ultimate toxin..

      • annum004

        Actually, Hillary just did that.

      • OMGface

        Alas, I do not disagree, got and said that long ago. We truly are in very deep doo doo.

      • wokjr

        Sounds like what most of the other candidates do.

      • OMGface

        NOT MINE.

      • wokjr

        Who is that?

    • OMGface

      The real point is….he IS an ass. And a simpleton, a boor and a blowhard. A total embarrassment.

      • annum004

        Yes indeed… But still the best choice we have so far. 🙁

      • OMGface

        I am going to assume that was sardonic. Otherwise…my head will explode again.

      • annum004

        No, with those lips of yours, I need your head, intact.

      • OMGface

        Could you be any more unattractive?

      • annum004

        Oh, so what you said about Trump is supposed to be attractive.

        Mixed messages.

      • OMGface

        There is accurate criticism and then there is the net result of unaddressed internal issues worthless dissing.

      • annum004

        Ok, thanks.

      • OMGface

        You are more than welcome.

  • DonKey

    Club for Growth is not Tea Party. They may share some right-wing policies, but CFG predates the TP by a long time.

  • DonKey

    He will provide more than entertainment. Since he actually thinks he is competing with the rest of the clowns, he’ll savage them at every chance he gets. Their lies will be exposed; their BS will be identified as such. And he’ll be going after the front-runners with gusto, keeping it a madcap mix maybe even up to the convention. Oh, he will be a delight.

  • OMGface

    Thank you for your comments, I agree, his presence does have (inadvertent) upsides. Including, at least, unlike poor Hillary, he does not need a SCRIPT (O M G!) to offer even simple remarks on the stump!!!! Just by contrast, that provides illuminating perspective.

    • Star

      I’m sorry, but when you’re in a position that every single word that comes out of your mouth is going to be scrutinized in some way I would absolutely want a script so that my ideas get across clear and concise and well thought out. Cause if not you just gibberish pouring out of my mouth about all of my money and rapist Mexicans and a Chinese guy I sold an apartment to. Come on now.

      • OMGface

        Which is exactlywhy you will never be qualified to run for anything.

  • Howard Treesong

    I want his bid to last for a while. See what kind of damage he can do. I have no idea why Trump could not be a viable candidate seeing as how the rest of the field looks like they had a jailbreak at the circus and all the clowns got away.

    Trump is by no means worse than the rest of the republicans.