Sh!t just got real in the 2016 presidential campaign.
As the Iowa caucuses approach, a variety of people, from liberals to the GOP establishment, have tried to bring down the candidacy of Donald J. Trump. So far, nothing has worked. Trump even bragged about it recently when he told a crowd of cheering supporters that he could shoot someone and it wouldn’t cause him to lose any votes.
Now a guy named Ben Parr is pulling out all the stops. Parr is the spokesman for a group of donors who are offering $75,000 for anybody who can provide them with a sex tape involving Trump.
Parr is a journalist and entrepreneur who has written for Mashable and CNet. He is founder and managing partner of DominateFund, a venture capital fund. He is also the author of “Captivology: The Science of Capturing People’s Attention.” He has certainly gotten people’s attention with this.
Parr explains that he knows that there is a Trump sex tape out there somewhere. “He’s too egotistical for it not to exist,” Parr says.
The reason for making this offer? Parr sees it as a last-ditch effort to save the country from the racist xenophobia of Trump and his supporters:
Together, we can save our country from an unapologetic racist… by plastering Trump’s nuts all over the Internet.
A FAQ at the end of Parr’s article explains how he believes releasing a tape of Trump having sex would be the end of Trump’s campaign for president:
[T]his would hurt his campaign for two reasons. 1) Sex tapes never help men’s careers. See: Dustin Diamond, Hulk Hogan, Anthony Weiner. And 2) Once you’ve seen a man’s balls and hear his sex grunts, you can never look at him in the same way again.
IF a Trump sex tape exists, it may be difficult to get it for $75,000, as Trump has the means to offer almost literally any amount to keep such a thing quiet. But, despite Parr’s assessment of Trump’s ego, it is entirely possible that there is no tape of Trump out there, if he was indeed being honest with Howard Stern in a 2003 interview. Trump told the “King of All Media” that sex tapes weren’t “his thing.”
Parr made this call for others to help him and his group of donors raise the ante:
If you are a patriotic American or concerned citizen of the world who is willing to put their money on the line and contribute to this bounty, message me immediately. I will add your name and contribution in an update to this post. (You can also be anonymous, of course.)
But that may be a difficult task. Jeremy Baksht, CRO of Estimize, responded to Parr’s tweet of the offer by channeling Alex, from “A Clockwork Orange,” and offering to pay not to see it.
Parr actually agrees with Baksht. At the end of his Medium piece, Parr says:
(I apologize in advance if, for some reason, you ever have to see a Donald Trump sex tape. We know nobody wants to see that.)
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