Never bet against bigotry and fear.
When we originally wrote this profile in 2010, Donald Trump was just a cartoon character. A TV villain past his prime. Heck, it wasn't even a profile with words: it was a casino game designed for you to lose all your money. You can now play it by clicking on the Ivanka link below. She is Jewish. As if it matters...
We're rewriting this profile on November 9, 2016, the morning after this racist, misogynist nutjob became president-elect. During the last four years, we kept telling ourselves that a Trump presidency is an impossibility. Now, it's all too real.
And you know what? It's on us as well. We watched his stupid show. Oh, we're calling it stupid now, but we loved "The Apprentice". We talked about it at work and with our friends. We helped legitimize Trump. We helped bring him back to the limelight. We didn't know what would become of it!
We didn't vote for him, of course. And yet, enough of America did. Well, you got what you wanted, America.
Bigotry and fear.