Every week here at Daily Intel, we ask famous New Yorkers a series of 21 questions, including one about their thoughts on Donald Trump. So when we ran into the Donald at the American Express lounge in Bryant Park this morning, where he hurriedly posed for photos with other extremely rich folk who have credit cards, we offered him a chance to respond to his neighbors. Of course, being the shrewd businessman that he is, Trump wouldn’t say anything without hearing their opinions first.
Judah Friedlander is a big fan. He says you ask him for advice on women.
Judah Friedlander, the comedian.
I would [offer some], except I’ve never heard of him.
What about Ernie Anastos?
I’ve known Ernie and liked Ernie for a long time.
Rue McClanahan said she thinks about you as “infrequently as possible,” and that you have a bad hairdo.
I think of Rue as a bad actor.
Al Roker said you’re “the greatest show on earth.”
Well, I love Al. He gives very accurate predictions and he’s one of the few.
What about Mika Brzezinski from MSNBC? She said, “Your pageants annoy me and I wish you’d listen to my suggestions.”
Well, I always listen to Mika’s suggestions. She’s terrific.
Dick Wolf said you two are similar because you both turned yourselves into a brand.
Dick’s a great talent, a really good guy.
How about Artie Lange, the comedian? He said you owe him $42K from the last time he was at the Taj.
I like Artie, too. He’s really a good comedian. I hope he’s going to be okay.
[Then the Donald squeezed our arm a little too tightly, thanked us for our time, and disappeared, before we could even ask him about the time that Harold Evans said: “If he didn’t exist, it would be necessary to invent the Donald as a symbol of the marvelous thrusting, optimistic, never-say-die braggadocio that is one of America’s specialties.” Or when Michael Ian Black said: “He’s everything I hate about white people.”]