Trump Criticizes How Someone Else Looks

President Obama did an interview with Bill O’Reilly on Fox before the Super Bowl and, as President Bush did before him, he wore a suit and dress shirt but no tie. That seems to have set off Donald Trump, who coincidentally sells ties. He went on Fox and Friends and brought the stupid.

“I definitely think he should have worn a tie,” Trump complained to the hosts of Fox & Friends on Monday. “You know, he’s the president of the United States, let him put on a tie. Bill was wearing a tie, not that he has to follow Bill. But Bill was wearing a tie. He’s the president. It’s a formal position, I think he should wear a tie.”

“What message is he sending by not?” Fox News host Elisabeth Hasselbeck wondered.

“It’s sloppy, it’s not appropriate, it’s not presidential,” Trump opined. “He’s the president of the United States, let him put on a tie.”

“Mr. Trump, you make neckties,” co-host Steve Doocy pointed out. “You should send the president a couple of them.”

“You know, that’s a great idea,” the billionaire mogul replied. “You just gave me a great idea. Right out or Macy’s, I’ll send them immediately. But I do mean that and that has nothing to do with my ties. I mean, that has to do with the fact that he’s the president, and in my opinion, that’s what he should be doing.”

Someone who has spent the last few decades going out in public with a prairie dog pelt on his head is criticizing someone else’s fashion sense. You can’t make this shit up.

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  • colnago80

    Why would birther Trump give a flying fuck what Obama is wearing. According to him, Obama is illegally occupying the office and is really not the president.

  • John Pieret

    Is it prairie dog? I kinda think it might be good ol’ NYC rat.

  • gshelley

    Perhaps Obama was sending the message that once you have a dress shirt and suit on, adding a bit of material to hang around your neck is a bit silly.

  • Nihilismus

    Obama will never look “presidential” to these people anyway, for reasons other than the tie.

    And weren’t these same people complaining a few years ago that not wearing a tie made him look like President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad? He was a president, so I guess it looks presidential.

    Maybe Obama should wear a powdered wig? Presidential styles do change, Trump.

  • Chiroptera

    Someone who has spent the last few decades going out in public with a prairie dog pelt on his head is criticizing someone else’s fashion sense.

    Heh. I was going to ask whether he criticized Obama for wearing something weird on his head, ’cause that would have been funny.

    Anyway, so Obama doesn’t always wear a tie? Unlike, say, the members of the elitist class? During the 2008 campaign, weren’t they complaining how Obama was an elitist and not really one of the common people?

    Jeez, this is as trivial a stupidity as duing the 2008 campaign where they tried to make a big deal over Obama asking if he could have Swiss cheese on his Philly cheese steak.

  • coragyps

    Ed, are you dissing prairie dogs? Sure sounds that way to me…..

  • Dave, ex-Kwisatz Haderach

    To hell with ties! I, for one, am proud of Obama finally standing up to the oppressive power of Big Tie! Its time to let the tie die. I’ll be thrilled if I never have to wear a noose around my neck again.

    Trump, the last time I saw a picture of you, you were bright orange and the rodent on your head was trying to make a run for it. Don’t start mocking appearances, it won’t work out for you.

  • tmscott

    The message to Hasselbeck was, the clothes don’t make the man, and she missed it.

  • dingojack

    Yes Obama should’ve worn something similar to this

    😯 Dingo

    ————-

    PS: I see the prairie Dog bashing has begun early. Have you no shame?

  • iknklast

    I don’t know, but when someone like Trump starts insisting our black president should have something hanging around his neck, it just reminds me of the phrase often used for lynchings – necktie parties. Maybe there’s a reason Obama doesn’t wear a tie. Not to mention, they do tend to choke at times, so maybe he doesn’t want to cut off the oxygen to his brain for fear he’ll start wearing a stupid looking toupee.

  • unbound

    I assume that Trump doesn’t have a mirror in his house. I don’t see how someone with such a bad rug can talk about anyone else’s appearance…

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    To be fair, Donald Trump is a massive asshole.

  • Pierce R. Butler

    He went on Fox and Friends and brought the stupid.

    They already had plenty. A surplus, even.

    Why did they all cover up the real issue: whether Obama wore a flag pin???

  • eamick

    Jeez, this is as trivial a stupidity as duing the 2008 campaign where they tried to make a big deal over Obama asking if he could have Swiss cheese on his Philly cheese steak.

    That was John Kerry in 2003, though I still can’t figure out why it mattered in the slightest then.

  • royandale

    Trump said it, right there on the air: “He’s the president.” So all that stuff about his Kenyan ancestry and no birth certificate… you mean, that was all just for show, Donald? For… for politics?! I’m so disillusioned.

  • Larry

    Is that really the only criticism Donald the Rug can levy? He isn’t wearing a fucking tie? Well, you know who else didn’t wear a tie? Hitler. He didn’t wear a tie. Or Mao. No tie there either. Kim Il Jung? Pol Pot? Ted Krazinsky? Charles Manson? Ted Bundy? No ties on any of ’em.

  • http://polrant@blogspot.com democommie

    “He went on Fox and Friends and brought the stupid.”

    He has no choice, Ed.

    For the Dongald not to bring the stupid would be like a turtle to not bring it’s shell.

  • bahrfeldt

    John @2- We do not have orange rats. Trump has had the same pompadour comb over for thirty (very) odd years, since his hair was somewhat thicker and lots darker. My guess is that, despite his seeming desire, his attention span is not adequate enough, due the ravages of age or perhaps substance abuse, to keep the inevitable normal signs of aging from showing. Thus he uses this unnatural die shade to have less contrast and to bring less attention to his white (hair) roots.

  • http://www.holytape.etsy.com holytape

    What?! Let me get this straight. Donald Trump wears a wig?! No. No. That is not true. Donald Trump is not wearing a wig. A tribble is wearing Donald Trump.

  • chilidog99

    Trumps solid color ties are ugly and boring.

  • Dexeron

    Obama should start wearing a bow-tie just to spite him. Then he can form a superhero team with Bill Nye, Alton Brown, and Matt Smith.

  • dingojack

    Dexeron – And a Fez – of course.

    @@

    Dingo

  • howardhershey

    Well, as someone who laughed at Nixon for his walk on the beach in suit and dress shoes, I would say that wearing a tie to a Super Bowl party is a bitt out of the ordinary (judging by my friends). In fact, the suit coat would be overly formal, even for POTUS. I regard what Trump wears is merely his equivalent of a cheesehead hat with the Bronco colors (a Bronco mane). And he wears it all the time no less! Talk about a sports fan.

  • sigurd jorsalfar

    Ronald Reagan was so presidential he even slept in a tie. True story.

  • cottonnero

    Mostly because Reagan did his best sleeping during Cabinet meetings, but still…

  • magistramarla

    Dexeron @21

    Best idea I’ve seen all day!

  • colnago80

    Re Larry @ #16

    Actually, Frankenberger did wear a tie (see picture on wiki).

    http://goo.gl/kaEO20

  • dugglebogey

    George W wore a cowboy hat for most of his terms, and he’s from fucking Connecticut. When you’re from CT and you wear a cowboy outfit, they’re not clothes, they’re a goddamn costume.

  • wobert

    I’m just glad Donald Trump just wears clothes.

  • freehand

    eamick: Jeez, this is as trivial a stupidity as duing the 2008 campaign where they tried to make a big deal over Obama asking if he could have Swiss cheese on his Philly cheese steak.

    .

    That was John Kerry in 2003, though I still can’t figure out why it mattered in the slightest then.

    .

    Swiss cheese? It’s bad enough that he married a European gal, why can’t he eat American cheese? Or better, Velveeta? And only two years after the 911 attack, too.

  • kangxi

    I’m reminded of a quote from my favourite author, Jack Vance:

    “The director of the lyceum was Dr. Willem Ledinger, a bland large-bodied man with taffy-colored skin and a lank lock of yellow hair which wound around his scalp in a most peculiar manner. Gersen wondered at the man’s audacity thus to present himself before several thousand adolescents.”

  • notruescott

    It’s my understanding that JFK caught a lot of flack for failing to wear a hat; it was too informal and not sufficiently presidential.

  • http://polrant@blogspot.com democommie

    @20:

    I thought I’d make it all the way through at least one thread without a “tie shaming” comment; good grief man if you want to criticize Trump, don’t start with his TIE!! {;>)

    I didn’t check your link but I have seen numerous images of ‘Dolfie with a tie.

  • http://drx.typepad.com Dr X

    No matter how much that self-aggrandizing gasbag wants it, he’ll never be president. His envy of Obama is killing him.

  • Stacy

    His envy of Obama is killing him

    I wish it would hurry.

  • Thumper: Token Breeder

    I note the distinct lack of any actual argument there. Just “He’s the President, I think he should be wearing a tie!”. And what? I mean, does he really think he just gave a valid reason for Obama to wear a tie?

  • edmundog

    The Swiss cheesesteak was indeed Kerry, but Obama had his own version, when he asked for dijon mustard someplace, and the right wing tried to spin that as him being some sort of la-dee-da elitist for asking for one of the most common and popular condiments in the country. But hey, it’s got a French name!