Wednesday on the Laura Ingraham Show, presumed Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump continued to rattle the media establishment.
As reported in the Daily Caller, Trump argued that former terrorist Bill Ayers was the real author of Barack Obama’s acclaimed 1995 memoir “Dreams from My Father.”
“They say ‘Dreams of My Father’ was genius, and they give [Obama] full credit, and now it’s coming out that Bill Ayers wrote it,” said Trump, getting everything right but the preposition in the book’s title. “That’s what started him on this road where he became president.”
Trump also correctly noted the difference between the writing quality of Dreams and that of Obama’s second book, The Audacity of Hope, published in 2006. A bit hyperbolically, Trump observed that Audacity “was written by a guy that’s like a sophomore in high school.” He was referring to likely author Jon Favreau, who, though an ardent video gamer, was actually in his early twenties when the book was written.
Although Trump dished Audacity much as Bill Ayers had in his videotaped remarks at Montclair State University on March 24, he did not get his information on Obama’s books, as the Daily Caller implied, from Ayers’s presentation. In fact, Trump’s observation were too detailed to have come from anyplace other than my own book, Deconstructing Obama.
If Trump is indeed a Republican presidential candidate, he is one impressive rogue elephant, happily trampling the media village.