Donald Trump Blasts Jerry Seinfeld After Comic Drops Out of Charity Event
Donald Trump is already feuding with Bill Cosby, the biggest sitcom star of the 1980s, so it makes sense he’d now find himself in a battle with the biggest sitcom star of the 1990s. The current war of words began after Jerry Seinfeld decided to pull out of a benefit for the Eric Trump Foundation, the potential Republican presidential candidate’s son’s charity.
The comedian “has grown increasingly uncomfortable” with Donald Trump’s questioning of President Obama‘s citizenship, according to his rep, and “feels this kind of demagoguery has no place in public discourse.” Instead, Seinfeld opted to make a contribution to the Trump Foundation and St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, which the September 13 event will benefit. Papa Trump was not happy with Seinfeld’s decision, and he shot off a scathing letter to make his disgust abundantly clear.
“I just learned you canceled a show for my son’s charity, because of the fact that I am being very aggressive with respect to President Obama, who is doing an absolutely terrible job as our leader,” writes Trump. “We don’t care that you broke your commitment, even though the children of St. Jude are very disappointed, and despite the fact that your manager clearly stated you are ‘truly a man of his word.’ What I do feel badly about is that I agreed to do, and did, your failed show, ‘The Marriage Ref,’ even though I thought it was absolutely terrible… Despite its poor ratings, I didn’t cancel on you like you canceled on my son and St. Jude. I only wish I did,” adds Trump.
He ends the letter by scolding, “You should be ashamed of yourself!” Wow. What do you think of Trump’s latest public fight?