They say what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. But when you're a billionaire inching closer and closer towards a running for President, and begin throwing out f-bombs during a speech in Sin City, some people are going to hear about it.
For real estate mogul Donald Trump, who has expressed interest in a run to become the Republican presidential candidate in the 2012 election, this was all probably by design.
In trump's profanity-laced rant before a supportive Las Vegas crowd, the icon behind NBC's Celebrity Apprentice went off on Saudi Arabia, Libya, Afghanistan and China, all to the delight of his fans watching.
Trump shocked the crowd when he brought up taxing Chinese goods, yelling “Listen you mother f***ers we're going to tax you 25 percent!”
(Watch the video at the bottom, and find the f-bomb around the 5 minute mark)
While the crowd seemed to love it, someone should probably explain to Trump the conservative nature of the party he wants to run behind. Locally, Trump seemed to be focusing his tirade around entertainment capitals and urban areas, bringing up Brooklyn as he discussed the money being drained from the U.S.'s presence in Iraq.
“We build a school, we build a road, they blow up the school, we build another school, we build another road they blow them up, we build again, in the meantime we can't get a f***ing school in Brooklyn.”
While this could possibly be received well in liberal areas of the country, the conservative support Trump will need if he plans to run for President could be lost with such language, says Isaac Wood of the University of Virginia Center for Politics.
“People are going to hear it in Virginia and Iowa and other states that are more socially conservative than New York City and Las Vegas," Wood told a Virginia radio station. “I don't think that a speech with as much profanity as he used would be well received,” Wood said.
Trump also continued his outspoken disapproval of President Barack Obama, saying more than once that the country's leadership is “weak and pathetic” and that “we can't even beat Libya.” This, of course, ignored the fact that the U.S. isn't leading the fight against Moammar Gaddafi's forces in Libya.
The swearing rant, which also included Trump bragging about his lifestyle and “hit television show,” also proves the point that the man is just not a serious contender for President. Besides toying with the idea of running for President in 1988 and 2000, he has no political background.
Swearing at will during a political speech does not show a dedication to lead a country, and weakens the credibility of the man who's already lost respect in the public eye after spending months on a superfluous demand for Obama's birth certificate, which even included embarrassing back-and-forth tiffs with celebrities. Sorry Trump, but you're fired!