Donald Trump loves talking about his money. One of the lines in his 2016 announcement speech was “I’m really rich.” And so, in reacting today to ESPN and NASCAR cutting their ties to The Donald, he, of course, spoke of the money he’ll make regardless.
And, because it’s Trump, it’s also full of braggadocio and exclamation points.
Trump explained that NASCAR and ESPN already put down deposits when they planned to hold events at (respectively) Trump National Doral and Trump National Golf Club, and so now, Trump gets to let others enjoy the same services and makes even more money.
Here’s Trump’s full statement (it’s best if you imagine him saying all this aloud):
The disassociation of ESPN and NASCAR with the Trump Organization was covered by the press in headlines all over the world as though it was a major setback for me. Really? What were the losses? One NASCAR banquet in a magnificent ballroom at Trump National Doral in Miami for which I will keep their very substantial deposit and rent the ballroom to someone else that night––in other words, two fees instead of one (NASCAR has already apologized to me)! In the case of ESPN, they cancelled a simple golf outing at my course, Trump National Golf Club Los Angeles, overlooking the Pacific Ocean, perhaps the most valuable parcel of land in all of golf. Likewise, they lost a large deposit. I will now let people use the course on that day, receiving substantial additional greens fee income. Again, I get two fees instead of one.
This is the big deal built up by the press on ESPN and NASCAR––a banquet and a golf outing.
Headlines blared all over the world, “ESPN and NASCAR Dropping Trump”––Give me a break! All of this because of my strong stance on illegal immigration during my run for President…Make America Great Again!
[h/t Chris Moody]
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