Okay, gather ’round people. Jerry Seinfeld made a commitment to gig for Eric Trump (Donald Trump’s son) Foundation which will benefit St. Jude’s Children Hospital. Reason? According to sources, Jerry Seinfeld was getting “increasingly uncomfortable” with Donald Trump’s view and questioning of President Barack Obama’s U.S. citizenship and therefore has respectfully pulled out of the commitment. The event is scheduled for September 13, 2011 which is five months from now.
Beside cancelling his appearance, Jerry Seinfeld made his contribution to the Eric Trump Foundation and to St. Jude as well.
Donald Trump lashed back at Jerry Seinfeld and have said the following:
“Celebrity Apprentice” star Trump piled on the insults, saying he wished he’d canceled his appearance on Seinfeld’s “failed” NBC show, “The Marriage Ref.”
“We don’t care that you broke your commitment,” he wrote, “even though the children of St. Jude are very disappointed, and despite the fact that your manager clearly stated you are ‘truly a man of his word.’
“What I do feel badly about is that I agreed to do, and did, your failed show, ‘The Marriage Ref,’ even though I thought it was absolutely terrible . . . Despite its poor ratings, I didn’t cancel on you like you canceled on my son and St. Jude. I only wish I did.”
The letter ends with the kiss-off, “You should be ashamed of yourself!”
Now – whose side are you on in this issue? Do you think Jerry Seinfeld has the right to pull out of a gig because of differing opinions between him and the Donald?
Donald Trump is known for hogging publicity anyway so he can continue to build his brand and keep him on the headlines. Was he wrong to lash out at Jerry Seinfeld?