“Joe and Mika going ballistic.” Mika can be such a ditz sometimes. It’s almost shocking to realize that her father is Zbigniew Brzezinski. In 2008 Zbig was on the show and Joe started spouting his ignorance about the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Zbig looked at him with amazement and said: “Your stunningly superficial knowledge of what went on makes it embarrassing to listen to you.” Poor Mika; you could see her making a slow slide in her seat. You can see the clip on youtube.
As for Trump’s “I don’t need your money….” that must have been a bucket of ice to everyone’s face, because every politician comes before a wealthy Jewish crowd with only one plea: I. Want. Your. Money.
I saw clips of his talk. Trump felt very comfortable because he was talking to many of the same people that he’s done business with for decades: tough-talking, hard-negotiating business people who just happen to be Jewish. Plus, he’s probably richer than all of them. When has a candidate for any national political office been richer than his audience, including this one?
Trump’s verbal and physical mannerisms when he speaks are very New Yawk, right. (That’s not a question, it’s a way of speaking.) So this crowd, most with New York roots if not residency, understood that.
Finally, Trump probably thinks Sheldon Adelson is a sh&t bag anyway, so he wasn’t going to take any crap from this crowd., including their money.