Actor Charlie Sheen admits that he’s “not a fan” of billionaire Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. During an interview on the Graham Norton Show, Sheen shared a bizarre experience that sums Trump up perfectly.
I was at a dinner with my ex-wife Brooke [Mueller] and her family, and about halfway through I noticed Donald staring at my watch,” Sheen said. “He says, ‘I want to give you an early wedding gift as a gesture from me and Melania’ — and she doesn’t say a word; she’s very sweet and very pretty but she just kind of sits there. Anyhow, so he says ‘These are platinum diamond Harry Winston’ and he pulls off his cufflinks and he gives them to me.”
“Smashcut to about six months later, I had some jewelry getting appraised at the house,” Sheen continued. “She took the loop, spent about four seconds, and kind of recoiled from it — much like people do from Trump — and says ‘In their finest moment, this is cheap pewter and bad zirconias.’ And they’re stamped ‘Trump,’ and I just thought, ‘What does this really say about the man, that he said, ‘Here’s a great wedding gift,’ and it’s just a bag of dog sh–?’
The sad thing is that there’s nothing surprising or dubious about Sheen’s story. Anyone who’s familiar with Trump would have no reason to believe the actor’s account is anything but 100 percent genuine. Trump has a long history as a professional charlatan. From Trump Steaks, Trump wine, Trump University, Trump Magazine, to his numerous business endeavors which ended in the bankruptcy of his business partners, the billionaire has a reputation for bold claims with little to no substance.
During a campaign season where Trump’s embarrassing lack of knowledge was exposed on more than one occasion, he still prevailed over more experienced and knowledgeable candidates.Now, the very real possibility of Trump pulling off his ultimate con in November is starting to sink in for many Americans.
After the story Sheen opines on the state of his country with Donald Trump as a potential future president:
Is that the laughter I can hear coming from across the pond at our country about this charlatan?” Sheen asked the talk show host.
“It’s scary times all over the place,” Norton replied.
“But I have faith that good and decent people will make the right choice, and the circus will leave town before it contaminates the Oval Office” Sheen said.
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