Guess Donald Trump Thinks Chicago Cubs Can Eff Right Off
Donald Trump and Melania Knauss singing the 7th inning stretch at Wrigley Field in 2000. Really.
HOLY SHIT YOU GUYS, THAT GAME LAST NIGHT! After giving everyone a heart attack for approximately one and one half hours after the Cleveland Indians tied it up in the 8th inning, the Chicago Cubbies came back in the 10th to break the 108-year curse and win the World Series! Now, we are a Cubs fan, and we know some of you are a Cleveland Indians fan, but we think we can agree that, regardless, that was some damn good baseball.
Now, if you were running for president, you'd probably see something historic like that -- in a venue where there were literally no Hillary supporters or Trump supporters, just baseball fans -- and at least get on Twitter and say "Good game, Chicago Cubs, I pat you on the bottom thrice!" Hillary Clinton is from Chicago and grew up a Cubs fan, so she obviously did:
Now, granted, she's a REAL FAN. Hell, in the pictures of Hillz watching the game Wednesday night, that comes through loud and clear. She even had a "Fly the W!" banner, for god's sake.
But your current president, Barack Chicago William Ayers South Side Obama, is a MAJOR White Sox fan, and yet he still had the class to Say A Thing:
Nice! Unity! America! Baseball!
Donald Trump hasn't said a fucking thing, though, perhaps only partly because he is a classless piece of trash. For someone as obsessed with Twitter as Trump is, you'd think he, a Mets fan, might have at least figured out a way to tweet congratulations at the Cubbies, all the while making it about himself. "Looks like the Cubs took my advice and played baseball big league. Guess they read Art Of The Deal!" Something like that. But no.
Salon reminds us of why he might be staying silent, and SURPRISE, it's for petty, immature, tiny-handed, Trump-esque reasons. It goes back to the Republican primary, and the Ricketts family, who own the Cubs. They committed the dastardly sin of not supporting Trump in the primary, if you can believe that, donating $5.5 million to an anti-Trump super PAC.
Back in March, Trump had this to say about the Ricketts family and the Cubs, in an interview with the Washington Post's editorial board:
FRED HIATT: You said a few weeks ago after a family in Chicago gave some money to a PAC opposing you, you said, “They better watch out. They have a lot to hide.” What should they watch out for?
TRUMP: Look, they are spending vicious … I don’t even know these people. Those Ricketts. I actually said they ought to focus on the Chicago Cubs and, you know, stop playing around. They spent millions of dollars fighting me in Florida. And out of 68 counties, I won 66. I won by 20 points, almost 20 points. Against, everybody thought he was a popular sitting senator. I had $38 million dollars spent on me in Florida over a short period of time. $38 million. And, you know, the Ricketts, I don’t even know these people.
HIATT: So, what does it mean, “They better watch out”?
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.
OOH, BIG THREATS, BIG MAN! Seriously, he is such an asshole.
Now what's funny is that family patriarch Joe Ricketts is now running and has since donated a million ameros to a PRO-Trump super PAC (also funded by that dick Sheldon Adelson) called Future45, that's targeting Latino voters for Trump. Indeed, the family has taken A LOT OF SHIT for its overt Trump support during the Cubs post-season. So shouldn't all be forgiven?
Meh. It's Trump. He's a total pussy and he holds grudges forever. Fuckin' Ricketts family still hasn't given $5.5 million to elect him, have they?
So maybe he still hates the Ricketts family and the Cubs. Or maybe he's superstitious and he heard this thing about how, most of the time, in election years, the home state of whichever team wins ends up voting for the winner of the presidential election. We all KNOW what Illinois is going to do.
Or maybe he's just a tacky, uncouth pig whose mother and father didn't teach him how to act right.
Hey, want to watch a video of Trump singing "Take Me Out To The Ball Game" at a Cubs game back in 2000? Guess that was back before they hurt his little feelings. Anyway, he really fucking sucks at singing: