(Atlanta, GA — August 1, 2016) – The campaign staff for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump (R-NY) find themselves embroiled in another plagiarism-related controversy.
But this time, it’s not due to anything any of his supporters or family members said or did.
The campaign has yet to fully recover from Melaniagate, the scandal in which Melania Trump – the third Mrs. Squirrelhead Donald Trump – lifted whole passages of a 2008 Michelle Obama speech and used them at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland (temporarily re-named “Nuremberg”).
Now the campaign finds itself targeted by author, journalist, and convicted serial plagiarist Fareed Zakaria. The CNN correspondent harshly criticized Trump today, comparing him to a car salesman and literally using the term “bullshit artist” to describe him.
Zakaria also gave several examples of Trump’s behavior mimicking that of Adolf Hitler’s as he justified his annexation of the Sudetenland’s from Czechoslovakia in the 1930s.
Predictably, Squirrelhead Donald and his Trumpist Brownshirts hit back, and hit back hard.
“You’re talking about a guy who honored [William] Shakespeare’s 451st birthday [in April 2015] by ‘writing’ a poem which turned out to be Shakespeare’s Sonnet 104,” said a Trump spokesman, speaking on condition of anonymity. “How much more ‘dishonest’ can you get from a ‘dishonest media’ member?
“I mean, look at this guy. He’s obviously a terrorist, and he’s obviously not American. And he should be deported from the United States back to Pakistan and banned from ever coming back here. Maybe we can target his family, too? Whatever makes America safe – and great again!”
For the record, Zakaria is a convicted serial plagiarist, and while criminal, does not quite sink to the level of “vile stinking pile of excrement” currently enjoyed by the likes of Bill O’Reilly. In any case, he is not guilty of any terrorism-related crimes.
Additionally, Zakaria was born in India, not Pakistan, and became a naturalized American citizen in July 2001.