Donald J. Trump, middle-aged spoiled rich kid, a 6-times-bankrupt businessman, and former reality TV star, is featured in a TV miniseries this week in Cleveland, Ohio (“the Open-Carry State”). Speakers include minor show-biz celebrities who didn’t make the cut for Mr. Trump’s Celebrity Apprentice series:
Scott Baio, from the 1982 TV show Joanie Loves Chachi
Kimberlin Brown, soap opera actor (The Young and the Restless , The Bold and the Beautiful )
Ben Carson MD, former surgeon, a motivational speaker, … somehow
Chris W. Cox, Executive Director of the National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action
Jerry Falwell Jr., gun-totin’ Christian lawyer famously sired by televangelist Jerry Falwell Sr.
Natalie Gulbis, 492nd-ranked LPGA golfer (and “Blonde Bombshell,” adds the Daily Caller)
Laura Ingraham, right-wing radio host
Brock Mealer, “inspirational speaker” and car crash victim
Willie Jess Robertson, Duck Dynasty TV personality and duck call company executive
Phil Ruffin, Las Vegas casino owner, partner in the Trump International Hotel and Tower
Antonio Sabato Jr., underwear model
Darrell Scott, pastor of Cleveland’s New Spirit Revival Center, a “prosperity church“
Lisa Shin, optometrist, of Korean Americans for Trump (founded in April), who formed a new non-certifying optometry association and then resigned from it; one of very few non-blonde women speaking at the Convention
Melania Knaus Trump, Slovene-American former model and the incumbent Mrs. Trump
Tiffany Trump, out of Marla Maples by D.J. Trump, Internet celebrity who is famous for being well-known
Dana White, President of the mixed martial arts organization Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC)
Business speakers include:
Thomas J. Barrack Jr., billionaire private equity real estate investor, former Deputy Undersecretary of the Interior, owner of Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch and a french château, a founder of a Trump Super PAC and an investor in the Trump Washington DC Hotel project
Lynne Patton, Vice President of The Eric Trump Foundation and “Senior Assistant to Eric Trump, Ivanka Trump & Donald Trump Jr.”
Peter Thiel, libertarian and formerly-closeted hedge fund manager, bankroller of Hulk Hogan’s sex tape lawsuits, a co-founder of PayPal who believes monopolies are good for society
Donald J. Trump, Jr., son of QVC star Ivana Trump and DJT; a reality show judge, prep school veteran, and animal killer, he works in his family’s business.
Eric Trump, spawn of Donald and starter wife Ivana Trump, Executive VP of The Trump Organization, owner of Trump Winery, and founder of the Eric Trump Foundation.
Ivanka Trump, rejected GOP VP candidate, a Miss Teen USA host, and flaming Chinese garment importer; offspring of failed meat salesman Donald J. Trump. Jr. and Ivana Trump.
Michelle Van Etten, a pyramid-marketing-scheme operator and purveyor of “anti-cancer vitamins“
Andy Wist, who runs a waterproofing and building restoration firm in New York
Kerry Woolard, manager of the Trump Winery and Eric Trump Foundation board member
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Top image (“Trump Triumphant in Cleveland, after an 1885 Varanasi painting”) by Mike Licht. Download a copy here. Creative Commons license; credit Mike Licht, NotionsCapital.com
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