After having his ass handed to him yesterday by the president himself, (Or did he? Says these crazy people here and here.) Donald Trump has miraculously received the crucial Joey Lawrence endorsement that will make him a lock for the 2012 presidential election should he decide to run which he won’t. FOX News, of course, reports:
“Obama was something fresh, and new, and people wanted to put their faith in his message of being different and ‘change’ and all this stuff two years ago, but that fell flat because he gets in there and it’s pretty much the same old thing. I think everybody can agree on that, there’s no real change,” he told FOX411’s Pop Tarts column at the Us Weekly Hot Hollywood Style Issue soiree in Los Angeles on Tuesday night. “It would just be nice to see him make speeches instead of Hillary (Clinton) and Timothy Geithner and all these other people. Something’s not working; definitely the approach we’re taking is not working.”
… “I’d be open to Donald. He’s somebody out of the box and I think that some of the stuff he’s saying makes sense. It sounds like you and I would say it, and it’s time,” Lawrence said. “I’m tired of ‘so politically correct’ every step of the way. It’s like there are times when we need to say, ‘We’re getting our rear ends kicked, we are the world leader, we need to step up and act like it.’”
Lawrence said speaking out like this isn’t usually his style.
“Everyone is so afraid to say anything. I keep my political views private; I think that’s the best way to do it. But I have no problem calling a spade a spade,” he said. “I think Donald is an interesting character. He’s an amazing CEO, this is a business. This is a business, running this country is a business and it has not been run the last decade the right way, whether it’s Republican or Democrat, so it’s not really a party issue, it’s more of a person issue. Somebody has to get in there and really hold people accountable.”
It says a lot about Joey Lawrence’s political savvy that he’s decided to come forward now only to embrace a candidate that’s pretty much universally understood to be faking a run just to drum up publicity and ratings for Celebrity Apprentice. That said, it’ll be hilarious to watch conservatives try and say Hollywood should keep its mouth shut about politics on this one. “Well, uh, you see, ‘Whoa!’ has the rallying cry of the over-taxed American, has it not? Not to mention his work on Gimme a Break! practically makes Joey Lawrence a scholar on post-racial America. ‘Nothin’ My Love Can’t Fix’ is to this day, a poignant look at the white man’s struggle to break into the racially oppressive hip-hop community. It’s as revelatory as it is funky. — My dog.”