Why that mother of all duckers….
GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump days ago was open to debating Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, a Brooklyn born self described socialist who is still pursuing delegate support against Dem frontrunner Hillary Clinton as we head into the summer stretch of the 2016 race to replace Mr Obama.
Trump had stated he'd be open to going Mano a Mano versus the frizzy haired populist/pugilist Sanders, for a pile of dough, which he vaguely suggested would go to charity.
Fight promoter Bob Arum jumped up to put together a more specific package of parameters on Thursday, and put it out there to the masses, including the real estate developing combover king. Today, word dribbled out that the orange hued Trump was back pedaling, with Lara-esque efficiency, and, some charge, turning a cowardly shade of yellow.
I don't want to debate the No. 2, said Trump, even though Mrs Clinton hasn't snagged the requisite delegates to secure the Dem nom.
Jimmy Kimmel, a friend of boxing who featured Manny Pacquiao on his air for the last several years before Pacman bouts, thought he'd been a game changer by acting as a matchmaker between Trump and Sanders on Wednesday. But now Trump has flip-flopped, to use a term which tarred the 2004 Dem nominee, Sen. John Kerry, fatally.
I asked the Vegas based Hall of Fame dealmaker Arum about this development. Fred Sternburg said Arum was not free at the moment.
Trump pulling back, looks like he's dodging Sanders. Thoughts? “Pulling back!? He's in full retreat,” spokesman Sternburg thundered amiably.
So, Trump is fond of nicknames for foes…what nickname would you bestow upon Mr Trump? Sternburg: “You can now call him Donald DUCKS!”