This one is too good to let pass without comment.
Donald J. Trump threw out the term “rape” this week while commenting on the trade agreements he vows to toss aside if he’s elected president of the United States later this year.
The United States, he said, has been “raped” by nations with which we’ve have dealt through NAFTA, CAFTA and whatever other international trade agreements we’ve signed.
So, who did the presumptive Republican presidential nominee reportedly invite to speak at the GOP convention this summer in Cleveland?
Mike Tyson, an actual convicted rapist felon. That’s who.
Trump has denied formally inviting Tyson, but said the former boxer would do a “good job” if he gets to speak at the convention. Really? We’ll see.
Tyson is the former heavyweight boxing champion who got thrown into prison after a jury convicted him of raping a beauty pageant contestant.
On one level, I’m glad that Tyson seems to be turning his life around.
However, his prison record will be there for the ages. Indeed, his obituary likely will mention it somewhere near the very top of the text.
These reports about Tyson do seem to have this air of believability to them, no matter what Trump says to the contrary. Given the reportedly sparse list of GOP dignitaries willing to speak at the Republican nominating convention, Trump well might need to dig deeply to find enough celebrities to fill all that valuable prime broadcast time.
Irony, though, can be a real booger… you know?