Donald Trump tries to make it seem that he's running for president. And who knows, in right-wing world, I'd believe anything about now. The media has been extremely available to Trump, and only occasionally challenging to him. Liberal talker Randi Rhodes has been so suspicious of the kid glove treatment, that she thinks the NBC news division is bending over backward for The Donald in order to boost ratings on his own NBC show. Randi might not be entirely wrong about that.
But there is at least one person at MSNBC who is having none of it: Lawrence O'Donnell. He's been extremely dismissive of Trump, and has whithering criticism of just about everything Trump is or claims to be. Is O'Donnell being too tough on Trump? Hardly. Trump is a boorish braggart with a lame reality show, horrible taste, the inability to maintain a relationship, and the worst tangle of a comb-over ever to attempt to be taken seriously. O'Donnell lays Trump bare with the skill of a surgeon.