I somehow missed this when it came out 2 months ago, but BuffaloBeast.com’s 50 Most Loathsome Americans list is a great read every year. Also interesting to see how much has changed with some of the folks on the list since it was published.
12) Donald Trump
Crimes: Besotted by his own garish ignorance, The Donald stumbled into a depth of buffoonery last year which made Gary Busey seem respectably grounded. Like an awful P.T. Barnum with an unkempt raccoon on his head, everything from floating a presidential run, dabbling in birtherism, and trying to moderate a debate (that none of the Republicans were stupid enough to touch) was unadulterated self-promotion aimed at boosting ratings for NBCâ€™s ode to capitalist douchebaggery â€œThe Apprentice.â€
Smoking Gun: â€œI have a great relationship with the blacks.â€
Sentence: Dipped in gold, buried in Ron Paulâ€™s backyard.