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Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Trump Gains Another Newsmax Champion
Topic: Newsmax

Newsmax has yet another emerging champion of Donald Trump's presidential ambitions: James Hirsen.

In an April 25 column, Hirsen touted how "it seems that even if Trump weren’t serious when he initially began talking about the GOP nomination, he is now," adding that the Republican establishment "have had to come to grips with the Trump reality."

Hirsen fawned almost Ronald Kessler-like over Trump,  stating that "Trump has skillfully injected into the public discussion an air of legitimacy" on the birther issue, and that "voters are largely resonating to his appealing rhetorical spunk, which is perceived to be sorely lacking in the GOP leadership as well as in several of the other Republican alternatives."

Hirsen continued his Trump-fluffing in his May 2 column, coming to his defense from the Trump jokes at the White House Correspondents Dinner. Hirsen declared the jokes to be "an assault from the president himself," naming celebrities who "snickered on cue" at the "unimaginative one-liners." Hirsen huffed, "What is significant is that the WHCD has traditionally been used to poke fun at members of the media and at the White House, not at an outside third party."

Because of these so-called attacks, Hirsen wrote, "Trump is now able to relate to Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann in a way few others can."

Hirsen, it seems, really wants to give Kessler a run for his money in the Trump-fluffing department.

Posted by Terry K. at 3:14 PM EDT

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