Oct 07, 2015 Politic Comments Off on Barry Diller Says He’ll Leave the Country If Donald Trump Wins the White House
“All he is is a huckster,” Diller said of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. “Somebody who learned long ago in real estate that if you can make a big name for yourself, it can get you an extra dollar.” In addition to questioning the GOP front-runner’s motivation for running, Diller attacked Trump for appealing to the nation’s worser angels. “He’s a self-promoting huckster who found a vein,” Diller continued. “A vein of meanness and nastiness.”
Speaking with Erik Schatzker at the Bloomberg Markets Most Influential Summit, Diller vowed to pick up stakes if Trump becomes President Barack Obama’s successor. “If Donald Trump doesn’t fall, I’ll either move out of the country or join the resistance,” he said. But Diller expressed his certainty that a Trump presidency will never happen. He said he’d put his money on it.
Over the years, the media mogul has indeed put major money on political causes, most of them Democratic. According to records on file at the Federal Election Commission, he has contributed to former Senator (and current Democratic presidential front-runner) Hillary Clinton, Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey, Vice President Joe Biden, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Senator Charles Schumer of New York, and Sean Eldridge, a gay rights activist who ran unsuccessfully for Congress last year. Before the 2008 presidential race, Diller gave to Obama…and to Obama’s Republican opponent, Senator John McCain of Arizona. Diller spoke in defense of his favorite Republican on Tuesday as he analyzed the environment that’s feeding Trump’s unexpected political rise.
“I just think it’s a phenomenon of reality television as politics. I think that that is how it started, reality television as you all know is based on conflict. Nobody wants to watch reality television of two housewives sitting in a room taking about where they’re going to go get their hair done. It’s all about conflict. Donald Trump, all he is is about conflict, and all that he is is negative conflict. The idea that anybody gets away with saying John McCain is not a hero because I like people who don’t get caught…” Exasperated, he could hardly finish the phrase. The reference was to Trump’s controversial dismissal of McCain’s record as a prisoner during the Vietnam War.
Asked to take account of his popularity, Diller would credit him with nothing.
“Zero,” he said.
“I don’t think it’s got anything to do with American anger at the elites. He has no communication strategy—except to be what he has always been, a nasty mean person criticizing people and doing, you know, silly kind of showman stuff. Where did he get a national reputation? From ‘The Apprentice.’ What did he do on ‘The Apprentice?’ He fired people.”
Trump’s campaign on Wednesday didn’t immediately return a request for comment.
Barry Diller – Barry Diller – Barry Diller – Barry Diller – Barry Diller – Barry Diller – Barry Diller – Barry Diller – Barry Diller
Iran Briefing | News Press Focus on Human Rights Violation by IRGC, Iran Human Rights
Jul 13, 2018 Comments Off on Trump Says Iran Will Seek Deal To Ease Economic ‘Pain’ From Sanctions
Jul 10, 2018 Comments Off on Iran vows to sell as much oil as it can in face of U.S. sanctions
Oct 30, 2017 Comments Off on Iran to ‘start building two new $10billion nuclear plants with Russia tomorrow’
Mar 22, 2017 Comments Off on In Dealing With Iran, Start With The IRGC
Jul 11, 2018 Comments Off on US says that Iran is training terrorists in Iraq
May 06, 2018 Comments Off on Ali Soltani: Fight for democracy continues in Iran
May 02, 2018 Comments Off on Iran Won’t Abandon Deterrent Missile Power – IRGC Commander
Apr 23, 2018 Comments Off on Iran navy chief: US is not aware of our naval power
Jul 18, 2018 Comments Off on Iran Sues U.S. Over Broken Nuclear Deal and Reimposed SanctionsIran Sues U.S. Over Broken Nuclear Deal and Reimposed Sanctions Iran has sued the United States at the International Court of Justice in a new, if dubious, strategy to nullify the nuclear sanctions reimposed by...
Jul 15, 2018 Comments Off on How the Iran deal is bringing terror to Europe and other commentaryHow the Iran deal is bringing terror to Europe and other commentary America’s socialists are taking the Democratic Party by storm and New York City is leading the way. So Charles Lane at The Washington Post...
Jul 14, 2016 Comments Off on Corps’ one hundred thousand of triggered missiles in Lebanon:An official Israel-threatening by CorpsIran Briefing: Since August 7, 1979, when Ayatollah Khomeini declared the last Friday of Ramadhan as “Quds Day”, the Islamic Republic has always tried to hold an imposing ceremony by using state resources as well as requiring people’s involvement. This year’s Quds march had fundamental...