Remember the time Donald had a pizza date with Sarah Palin? No really, this is a thing that happened.
That Daily Show piece has stuck with me – not just because of Stewart’s hilarious pizza-induced rage. I got stuck on what caused it; Donald Trump – born and raised in Queens – eating pizza with a fork.
Donald even tried to explain why he was eating pizza with a fork, and he thought the problem was that the fork was plastic.
If you haven’t lived in NYC, you may not know how weird this is. You don’t live in this city your entire life and never learn how to eat a slice of pizza. Now I can understand if he never ate pizza at home – Donald’s dad, Fred, raised his kids to be better than other people, so maybe he had a ban on Peasant Food or something. But he didn’t go to any pizza parties as a kid? No other parent took a ten year-old Donald and his friends out to the local pizzeria? He never won a little league game?
Then there’s Donald as an adult: he never attended any kind of impromptu event where someone bought a bunch of pies? Not a single painting party? Never helped anyone move? Okay, okay, Donald coulda just paid for some movers, but if you’re just gonna do that, then you might as well buy some pies when the job’s done.
(Infodump: That’s an NYC rule – If You Help Someone Move, There Will Be Pizza.)
I mean, I understand why he wouldn’t buy pizzas for his coke-fueled orgies, at least. Pizza doesn’t strike me as a good orgy food. Having a belly full of cheese doesn’t really put one “in the mood.”
The only conclusion I can come up with is that Donald has never had any friends.
This is a man who’s lived on this earth for almost seventy years and has never had a single friend. Sure, he’s had wives, children, loyal employees, underage models, but never any friends.
If you think about it like that, his campaign starts to make sense. Of course he’s playing to the crowd. Of course he’s repeating racist rhetoric that makes his fans go nuts. This is a man who’s gone from zero friends to an arena full of them. Put yourself in his shoes. If you lived your life with no friends and were suddenly given thousands of friends at a time, wouldn’t you say anything to hold on to them?
Be honest now.
NEXT: Well, that kinda puts his feelings on Vladimir Putin in perspective, doesn’t it?