Donald Trump Wants to Be in This Headline

He put on a good show at CPAC.

National Journal
Brian Resnick
March 6, 2014, 10:51 a.m.

Don­ald Trump would like you to know he’s build­ing per­haps the “most lux­uri­ous” hotel in the world in Wash­ing­ton, right down the street from the White House.

He would like you to know that be­fore com­ing to the Con­ser­vat­ive Polit­ic­al Ac­tion Con­fer­ence this year, he was tend­ing to a $250 mil­lion re­sort. Celebrit­ies were there. But when CPAC calls, you show up.

He would like you to know that China can de­value its cur­rency be­cause they per­ceive the pres­id­ent as be­ing weak. Ditto for Putin in­vad­ing Ukraine.

He would like you to know that Obama is now a worse pres­id­ent than the “late great Jimmy Carter,” who is still among the liv­ing.

And that he won’t use a tele­prompt­er be­cause every­one else is us­ing them.

He says things like “who is the sol­dier that car­ries satchels of $50 mil­lion to take care of these people?”

And “I said it two years ago, I knew be­cause I have a lot of friends from China. By the way, I don’t dis­like China.”

And “No mat­ter how many times you say rip down the fence and let every­one in, you’re not go­ing to get the votes.”

And “I as­sume we’re tak­ing the oil,” in re­la­tion to the Ir­aq war.

All of these are head­lines or de­tails in stor­ies you might see about Trump’s speech at CPAC. And they show that Trump has a re­mark­able abil­ity to cre­ate sound bites and news.

He puts on a good show.