As a columnist for USA Today, there are times when I simply burst with pride over the association. That feeling occurred today when I heard that Donald Trump had publicly canceled his USA Today subscription.
Trump dumped the newspaper via Twitter after calling the paper and its founder Al Neuharth “lightweights.” He told followers: “Just cancelled my subscription to @USATODAY,” Trump tweeted. “Boring newspaper with no mojo — must be losing a fortune. Founder [Al Neuharth] has always been a lightweight — just like his paper”
The recent appearance of Mitt Romney with Trump made millions of Americans cringe. There was nothing presidential in appearing with a man generally viewed as little more than a clownish caricature. I must confess that I have never figured out the appeal of Trump beyond a fascination with the grotesque. There honestly must be a few things that no one should be willing to do for public office. One of the top five is appear with Trump.
Of course, Romney got a boost this week not only with Bill Clinton saying that he should be complemented not criticized for his business career but also heaping praise on Trump.