Donald Trump Lobbying For Speaking Slot At Republican Convention?

Buzzfeed passes along the news that Donald Trump is apparently lobbying to get himself a speaking slot at the Republican National Convention:

Donald Trump is beginning to campaign for a big speaking slot at the Republican National Convention in Tampa this year, asking his Twitter followers to “imagine him speaking at the RNC Convention” today.

One of Trump’s advisors told the Daily Caller that Trump’s “massive popularity is just one of the many reasons he is being sought as a keynote speaker at the Tampa RNC Convention.”

Trump then tweeted a link to the article, adding, “That’s a speech everyone would watch.”

This is probably just Trump promoting himself again, but if the GOP agrees to this then they are officially certifiably nuts.

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  1. Just 'nutha ig'rant cracker says:

    This is probably just Trump promoting himself again, but if the GOP agrees to this then they are officially certifiably nuts.

    Only then???????????????

  2. al-Ameda says:

    Trump then tweeted a link to the article, adding, “That’s a speech everyone would watch.”

    I hope he’s the Keynote Speaker. The Obama Campaign should pay the Republican Party to have Trump speak to the convention.

  3. Tsar Nicholas says:

    The Trump for keynote speaker campaign will end up like the Trump for president campaign.

  4. @al-Ameda:

    It would be the smartest investment they could make

  5. @Tsar Nicholas:

    Probably but unless the RNC the National Convention’s organizing committee, and the Romney campaign shoot it down quickly it will become a story that will haunt them for the next three months.

  6. if the GOP agrees to this then they are officially certifiably nuts.

    It’s already nuts, every one of the GOP nomination candidates conducted a pilgrimage to the Donald in an attempt to receive his blessing.

  7. G.A. says:

    It would be the smartest investment they could make

    Not Sara Palin?

  8. Mitt Romney has veteran campaign people around him. This will die quickly. [Sad face].

  9. gVOR08 says:

    @Tsar Nicholas: Not necessarily, Trump wouldn’t be required to file financial disclosures to speak at the convention.

  10. MarkedMan says:

    You know, I started making a joke about how I would love for this to happen, but you know, it is just not funny. It is not good for the country that one of our two political parties seems irretrievably broken. The idea that someone like Trump was catered to by Republican presidential campaigns is deeply disturbing.

  11. Hey Norm says:

    Just another nut in a bag of nuts.