Donald Trump finally releases unaired RNC Obama parody

The video was supposed to air at the Republican National Convention, but Romney's campaign quashed it

By Jillian Rayfield
Published July 8, 2013 8:58PM (EDT)

Donald Trump has finally released the full version of his (sort of) anticipated Obama parody video, which was intended to be shown at the Republican National Convention in August, but was ultimately canned by party leaders.

The video, obtained by Breitbart, features Trump telling an Obama impersonator that he's "fired," after mocking his golf game and generally criticizing his performance as president.

Trump had touted the video as a "big surprise" in the lead-up to the convention, one that "everyone will love." According to the Washington Post, the reason Romney staffers give for quashing the video was "simply a scheduling issue related to the tropical storm that cut the convention short."

But Trump has a different theory. “Everybody thought it was great, but they were afraid to use it,” he told the National Review in June. “They thought it was too tough.” He added that the video, had it aired, "would have made a very big difference for [Romney], as I did in the primaries.”


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