Donald Trump hates a lot of people in this world. But perhaps none more so than his predecessor Barack Obama. Honestly, I think even his former Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton takes a back seat to the dude that inhabited the White House before him.
But as it turns out (and this is the part here that Donald never wanted anyone to know. So… you know, make sure you tell EVERYONE) Trump actually once groveled to his forerunner for a job.
According to a page from David Axelrod’s book, tweeted out by McClatchy’s national political correspondent David Catanese, Donnie was once so financially desperate that he actually called up then-president Obama’s campaign manager and begged him to give him a job being the head of the BP oil cleanup.
“‘Listen,’ Donald Trump said when I called him back. ‘That admiral you have down there running this leak operation seems like a nice guy, but he doesn’t know what he’s doing. I know how to run big projects. Put me in charge of this thing, and I’ll get that leak shut down and the damage repaired,'” Donald reportedly stated according to the page book page that’s making its rounds on Twitter as we speak.
According to a report from Forbes, Donald is known for selling licenses to his name and his own companies manage properties that don’t belong to him for extra cash. In 2010, “iStar Financial, a lender to Trump Soho, struck a recapitalization deal with CIM Group after sales struggled soon after the opening,” the report stated. By the time July of 2015 rolled around, “Coco Beach Golf and Country Club, which paid a licensing fee to use the name ‘Trump International Golf Club,’ sought protection from creditors in the US Bankruptcy Court for the District of Puerto Rico.”
Axelrod states that Trump’s pleas to head the oil spill were promptly ignored — cause, ya know… Trump knows diddly squat about oil — so Donald turned to desperately pitch another idea instead.
“‘But I’ve got another thing for you. I build ballrooms. Beautiful ballrooms. You can go to Tampa and check one of them out for yourself.’ Not being much of a dancer, I didn’t quite know where this was heading. ‘I see you have these state dinners on the lawn there in these shitty little tents. Let me build you a ballroom you can assemble and take apart. Trust me. It’ll look great,” Trump reportedly stated.
Oh man, what I’d give to see Obama’s face right about now.
How’d that work out for ya, Donnie boy?!
You can read the excerpt here:
Trump called @davidaxelrod during ‘10 BP oil spill to offer to lead the clean-up: “Put me in charge of this thing.”
When Axe demurred, he instead pitched him on building “beautiful ballrooms”: “I see you have these state dinners on the lawn there in these shitty little tents” pic.twitter.com/eQZvr222r8
— David Catanese (@davecatanese) September 23, 2019
Featured image via DC Tribune Gallery
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