CHICAGO–(ENEWSPF)–November 3, 2016
Cubs fan Hillary Clinton watches game 7 of the World Series. Can you imagine Donald Trump showing this kind of joy?
Donald Trump on the Chicago Cubs, back in March, while feuding with the conservative owners of the team:
TRUMP: Well, it means that I’ll start spending on them. I’ll start taking ads telling them all what a rotten job they’re doing with the Chicago Cubs. I mean, they are spending on me. I mean, so am I allowed to say that? I’ll start doing ads about their baseball team. That it’s not properly run or that they haven’t done a good job in the brokerage business lately.
We already knew Trump—a New Yorker!—doesn’t know anything about baseball. But let’s all note that in March, the Cubs weren’t just coming off one of their most successful seasons in ages, but they were a heavy favorite to win this year’s World Series. The general manager was the best in baseball, the same guy who broke the Boston Red Sox’s championship drought. They were managed on the field by one of the best managers in baseball, Joe Maddon. Its roster featured some of the hottest talent in the game, one that sent seven players to the All-Star game.
Now, no one could expect a non-fan to know all that. Don’t ask me who is the favorite to win the Indy 500 this year. I don’t know! But smart people know what they don’t know, and Trump is not a smart person. He thinks he knows shit he doesn’t know. He’s ignorant of his own ignorance. He’s a fucking moron!
So he’s going to run ads, in Chicago, telling Chicago Cubs fans how poorly their team is run? And boy, when Chicago finds out that the Ricketts “haven’t done a good job in the brokerage business lately,” all hell will break loose!
And then the Cubs went and won the World Series, fulfilling a (literally) lifelong fantasy for most Chicagoans (admit it, White Sox fans, even you guys were psyched!). I’m still on a high that’ll last … maybe until Spring Training arrives next year? But the victory is doubly sweetened because, yet again, it proves the idiocy that is Donald Trump. It proves, yet again, that no matter what comes out of his mouth, whether it’s about sports, or the fight in Mosul, or anything else, he’ll never be at risk of stumbling upon the truth.
p.s. The Ricketts donated $1 million to Trump when all was said and done. Because they may know how to hire the right people to win a baseball championship, but they’re also fucking morons when it comes to politics. I mean, aside from the idiocy of backing Trump, would you give money to someone who said this about you?
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