Did WHCD Humiliation Drive Trump to Run for President?

By Mark Joyella 

In a new Frontline special airing next week, Donald Trump adviser Roger Stone says the most unlikely presidential campaign in modern times was born in 2011, at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, when President Obama humiliated Trump with a withering series of jokes about Trump’s support of birtherism–and Trump himself.

“I think that is the night he resolves to run for president,” Stone says. “I think he is kind of motivated by it. ‘Maybe I’ll just run. Maybe I’ll show them all.'”

In a preview of the Frontline report released Thursday, Trump supporter Omarosa Manigault says it’s Trump that will have the last laugh. “Every critic, every detractor, will have to bow down to President Trump. It’s everyone who’s ever doubted Donald, who ever disagreed, who ever challenged him. It is the ultimate revenge to become the most powerful man in the universe.”