The 'sinister plot' to derail Donald Trump's presidential ambitions(Read article summary)
Donald Trump joined 'Fox and Friends' for the first time as a regular Monday to explain how Oprah Winfrey (Democrat and Obama fan) could ruin his presidential appearance.
Donald Trump on Monday made his first appearance as a regular on the â€śFox and Friendsâ€ť cable news show and immediately said something really big â€“ heâ€™s worried about a â€śsinister plotâ€ť to derail his possible presidential campaign.
â€śShe does want to give me a makeover, I donâ€™t know if itâ€™s exclusively hair, maybe itâ€™s other things too,â€ť said the Donald by phone to the Fox News show.
Where does the conspiracy enter in here, you ask? Well, think about it â€“ Oprahâ€™s a Democrat! Those people will stop at nothing.
â€śIâ€™m worried about a sinister plot,â€ť Trump continued â€śThe plot is that Oprah supported Obama ... maybe she wants to give me a makeover so that I would not have even a minor chance of beating Obama.â€ť
He was kidding, of course. If youâ€™re Donald Trump, you have to have a thick skin about hair, and he was bantering things up pretty well there.
â€śIâ€™ve had this hairstyle for a long time. I donâ€™t know what I would look like with a crew cut,â€ť he said.
If one appearance is any guide, it looks to us like this whole â€śFox and Friendsâ€ť gig will work out great for Trump. It was a phone-in, so he didnâ€™t have to bother to limo over to a studio. He didnâ€™t even have to get out of his PJs, as far as the audience could tell. Plus, he got to work in a nice long plug for his â€śCelebrity Apprenticeâ€ť show, which airs on Sundays.
Is it a coincidence that heâ€™s now a contributor to a news show on the morning after his reality show? Donâ€™t be cynical â€“ weâ€™re sure it has nothing to do with that.
In other remarks, Trump denied that GOP operative Roger Stone is working for him, and noted that his appearances on the â€śOâ€™Reilly Factorâ€ť last week were â€śprobably the biggest shows [Bill Oâ€™Reilly] has done ... three fairly full nights of me.â€ť
Perhaps you are wondering whether the Federal Election Commission will look askance at Fox providing Trump a regularly scheduled forum. Yes, Fox News has kicked other possible GOP presidential contenders off the air. (Weâ€™re talking about you, Newt Gingrich.) They donâ€™t want to violate federal campaign laws.
So how can Trump still appear? Because he is not getting paid, thatâ€™s how. Technically he is not a contributor â€“ heâ€™s a news source.
Of course, if youâ€™re a billionaire, you can afford to work for free.