Martin Bashir | October 25, 2012
>>> why are you speaking for me. i wasn't satisfied. i never said i was satisfied.
>> you weren't?
>> i never --
>> excuse me, who is satisfied?
>> donald trump has got at least one thing in common with muddy waters , he just can't be satisfied, and who can blame him? his promise to unveil an enormous political bombshell that would probably affect the presidential election turned out to be no more than a steaming pile of horse manure . let's bring in dana mill bank, political columnist for "the washington post " and goldie taylor, who is managing editor of the goldie taylor project. the donald may have set a new standard for anticlimax and you write about it very per sec tiffly in your column. you say, mr. trump released at high noon on wednesday who had the look of a ransom video in which the donald himself appearing puffy and unwell played a character that was part doctor evil , part kracrazy eddie. i guess that wuts him somewhere between a man with meantle illness and satan. is that right?
>> i suppose so. if the guy didn't have an awful lot of money, we wouldn't be paying any attention to him whatsoever. i think everybody sort of knew he'd run out of gas but he was doing it again so people said all right, they started the betting, they said what is it going to be, some bombshell about drug use or marital problems? he had nothing at all but it was pleasant so see this time that he left, but just from everybody, and i think they just want donald trump to go away. he's going to have trouble doing this again.
>> goldie , wasn't donald's bonl shell though just another variation on his favorite dog whistle ? he talks about the president's academic records because what he's implying is affirmative action , despite all the evidence, he suggests this president doesn't have the intellectual merit to qualify as president.
>> you know, i predicted this last year when i talked about him in my video "show me your papers." donald trump is never going to be finished with this president. he was soundly, roundly ewe mill yated at the white house press correspondent's dinner. donald trump is still smarting from that. wile e. coyote sets a better trap than donald trump . $5 million so the president will release to him of all people his passport and his college records. that wouldn't even be enough for donald trump . what's going on here is that, you know, bigotry, thy name is donald trump . donald trump wouldn't be doing this to anyone else but an african- american president and donald trump wouldn't be allowed to get away with it but for he being a white man. this is privilege at its worst on display and it just happens to be happening on national television.
>> dana, you said in your column that trump's failure only raises the stakes for gloria allred 's october surprise . there are 12 days left. what is that surprise going to be do you think?
>> well, i mean, at least there is something to that surprise in that there is a legitimate court case . it sounds like testimony will come out that mitt romney made apparently, according to the allegations, downplaying the value of staples so his business partner did well in his divorce proceedings. even if true, that was 20 years ago and it's a bit tangential. it's hard to see --
>> i don't know though. you say it's tangential but that sounds to me like a classic bain action. you go in and undervalue in order to exploit. he was only doing what he did in his career. he just gave the advice to someone who was in the middle of a divorce.
>> i think what i'm say something two weeks before the election i doubt that that's going to shift things by itself, but that does pile something else onto the burden that romney is carrying regarding bain. in contrast to the trump thing which i think is just a sheer amusement and entertainment.
>> goldie , speaking of people who don't know when to quit, mr. romney after being humiliated on the size and modernity of the navy is actually doubling down and running an ad that continues to promote his idea of a navy from 1917 being better resourced than today. is there a reason for why he keeps repeating his own embarrassment on this?
>> sure. mitt romney is likely the most self-unaware candidate we've seen on the national stage in a very long time. he just doesn't know when to stop. i mean, it was a list lesson in military history and strategy that unlike any i have seen in any foreign policy debate. to say we need a larger naval fleet today than maybe we needed in 1917 . 1917 was a time when we needed lots of ships, and so this is one of those things where mitt romney really just ought to back off and let it alone.