Tweet of the Day: Chrysler VP to Donald Trump: “You’re Full of Sh*t.”

Donald Trump the Orange Supremacist is still helping Mitt Romney lie about Chrysler sending jobs to China. It’s a lie.

And Ralph Gilles, Chrysler’s Vice President of Product Design, called Trump out:

And then everyone laughed and laughed because Donald Trump is the world’s biggest cockwallet.

[via Bob Cesca]

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85 replies
  1. 1
    Zifnab says:

    Have we finally gotten to the point where even CEOs and uber-wealthy elites hate the Republicans yet?

  2. 2
    Bostondreams says:

    Wow. Awesome.

  3. 3
    clone12 says:

    And the funny part is that Donlad Trump can’t even clown Chrysler as a once-bankrupt company.

  4. 4
    canuckistani says:

    It would be awesome if everyone could point at Donald Trump and laugh.

  5. 5
    Violet says:

    That’s funny. Good for him.

    @Zifnab: Don’t know. Caught a bit of some morning show today (can’t remember which one) where one of the pundits was saying that CEOs have a visceral hatred for Obama. Then sort of as an aside, said he didn’t really understand why. Sorry I can’t remember who it was, but it caught my attention because usually TV talking heads are not as straightforward.

  6. 6
  7. 7
    taylormattd says:

    LMAO. Wow. That’s just awesome.

  8. 8
    HelloRochester says:

    I thought I had successfully hyphened every combination of words possible. Cockwallet is the best. Did you see Colbert’s update to his teabagging offer last night?

  9. 9
    Bostondreams says:

    Just realized that the gentleman from Chrysler is, uh, well, not white. So, see, that’s the only reason he is attacking a paragon like Trump. Obviously.

  10. 10
    Derelict says:

    If Trump doesn’t humiliate himself in public at least once a week, his combover will fall out.

  11. 11
    Gin & Tonic says:

    A VP of Product Design is not the CEO.

  12. 12
    dmsilev says:

    Hilarious.

    Nitpick: The title of the post says ‘CEO’. The body says ‘VP for Product Design’. According to Wiki, the latter is correct for Mr. Giles.

  13. 13
    R-Jud says:

    Re your headline: CEO or VP?

    Sorry to be That Bitch, but I’ve been proofreading all day and can’t turn it off.

    ETA: And evidently can’t turn it on fast enough. Ugh.

  14. 14
    blingee says:

    I hope NBC fires that glorified game show host.

    It makes me sick to think I used to actually watch that show. Just the first couple seasons before it turned into celebrity apprentice and Trump turned into an even bigger dick than I already knew he was.

  15. 15
    Brachiator says:

    @canuckistani:

    It would be awesome if everyone could point at Donald Trump and laugh.

    They do. He just pretends not to notice.

  16. 16
    lamh35 says:

    OT, but WTF! These mofos think Black people are stupid. Vote 4 Romney cause Lincoln freed the slaves?? http://2012.talkingpointsmemo......d-ohio.php

  17. 17
    pseudonymous in nc says:

    I saw one wingnut claim that Obama “outsourced” Chrysler to Fiat — a curious definition of “outsourced” that would cover the extended period under George W. Bush when Chrysler was owned by Daimler, though perhaps not the period just before Chrysler’s bankruptcy when it was owned by a private equity firm.

  18. 18
    Spaghetti Lee says:

    See, media? “You are full of shit.” Five simple words. Try it sometime!

  19. 19
    muddy says:

    Cockwallet of codswallop.

  20. 20
    Comrade Mary says:

    @Bostondreams: Parents from Haiti, born in New York, raised in Montreal. Sneaky bastard probably speaks French, and not even “real” French.

    EDIT: And “Detroit”? French word. Don’t trust those bastards, either.

  21. 21
    Major Mel Funkshun says:

    I thought Republicans were against Government interference in their day-to-day business ventures?

  22. 22
    Paul says:

    He bails out Chrysler and now Chrysler

    Funny how Mr Trump is against bailouts for everybody else, yet had no problem filing for bankruptcy a whopping four times himself.

    Personal responsibility is for everybody else, not Trump.

    Donald Trump has filed for corporate bankruptcy four times, in 1991, 1992, 2004 and 2009.

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/cl.....k-for-him/

  23. 23
    YellowJournalism says:

    Saw that earlier while looking to see if Trump actually released another video press release (He did, but I can’t punish myself by watching.), an when I saw that response I laughed but didn’t know it was from someone at Chrysler. That just makes it more awesome. Glad the network have kept away from him so far today, but I wouldn’t mind seeing someone cover this response!

  24. 24
    Lojasmo says:

    A guy on one of the car forums I frequent is voting for a democratic candidate for president for the FIRST time in his life! (florida)

    Another guy, same forum, who is a rabid republican, voted for Gary Johnson (Maryland)

    Crazy times.

  25. 25
    Hill Dweller says:

    The CEO of Starbucks, Howard Schultz, endorsed Obama on CNBC today.

    As an aside, Obama held a rally in Wisconsin essentially on the tarmac. AF1 lands in full view of the crowd, and taxis up near said screaming crowd. Obama, after being introduced over the PA system like it’s a prize fight, bounds down the stairs wearing his POTUS leather bomber jacket. He gives his speech with AF1 as the backdrop. The whole thing felt like one big Presidential FU to Mitt Romney.

  26. 26
    priscianusjr says:

    Palash R. Ghosh writes in International Business Times,

    “Trump, with his ridiculous hair, fake teeth, bloated pig-like pink face and obnoxious personality, is a narcissistic delusionary clown . . . ”
    http://www.ibtimes.com/trump-k.....ity-848501

    I thought that was pretty accurate, as far as it goes.

  27. 27

    @lamh35:
    I’m going to vote Federalist.

    I’ve always found Alexander Hamilton’s ideas for a strong central bank and opposition to British-style laissez-faire economics to be intriguing.

  28. 28
    Aet says:

    Hooray! I have a new favorite word!

  29. 29
    pseudonymous in nc says:

    I suspect that tweet is going to send people into Chrysler showrooms, too.

    (I’ve had my qualms with past designs and fit, but they’re doing good stuff now in a very American aesthetic. )

  30. 30
    YellowJournalism says:

    @Hill Dweller: “The CEO of Starbucks, Howard Schultz, endorsed Obama on CNBC today.”

    I’m not sure that matters much. Doesn’t he live in Calcutta?

  31. 31
    Gin & Tonic says:

    @pseudonymous in nc:

    I’ve had my qualms with past designs

    What, you didn’t like the Pacer?

  32. 32
    Violet says:

    @priscianusjr: That’s an excellent description. I wish NBC would cut him loose. He’s an embarrassment.

    I read somewhere awhile ago that The Apprentice has a surprisingly large number of African American viewers. I think I read that after Trump started on the birther crap and people wondered if it might affect ratings.

  33. 33
    NCSteve says:

    And the inevitable Trump response is, well, inevitable . . .

    “Everyone in the car industry knows that Ralph Gilles is a total joke! I have a dozen people who called me up to tell me that. I heard he only got the job because of affirmative action.”

    Because The Donald is an instant expert on anyone who dares puncture the bag puffed up by Trump’s bilious bile and such people always turn out to be total jokes who are only envious of Trump’s success.

  34. 34
    Derelict says:

    @Paul:

    And he went broke running a casino, f’r Gawd’s sake! How the hell do you lose money when YOU’RE THE FUCKING HOUSE!?!?!?!?! That, my friends, takes a very special kind of business acumen!

  35. 35
    Violet says:

    @YellowJournalism: Ha! Funny!

  36. 36
    mai naem says:

    He is President and CEO of the SRT Brand just not Chrysler. Hes a Veep at Chrysler. Not a bad looking dude. I was going to maybe the Obama folks could use him as a surrogate but he’s black and they’ll put him through all kinds of racial crap he didn’t ask for.

  37. 37
    Mnemosyne says:

    @Violet:

    Caught a bit of some morning show today (can’t remember which one) where one of the pundits was saying that CEOs have a visceral hatred for Obama. Then sort of as an aside, said he didn’t really understand why.

    Honestly, I really think that’s one of the situations where it boils down to the fact that they just don’t like a black man being the boss of them. There’s really no other way to explain it coming from that group, IMO.

  38. 38
    Bostondreams says:

    @NCSteve:

    That sounds exactly like something he would say. Nice job.

  39. 39
    Enhanced Mooching Techniques says:

    @Gin & Tonic: Sam corporate culture. He wouldn’t have tweeted if the upper management at Chrysler isn’t outraged by this lie.

  40. 40
    Scott S. says:

    That’s so brilliant. Donald Trump is the dumbest thing on twelve planets.

  41. 41
    Scotty says:

    The CEOs will pipe up about these falsehoods because it make their brand look bad if people think they’re sending jobs over seas. They’re fighting a marketing battle with Romney/Trump.

  42. 42
    Violet says:

    @Mnemosyne: That’s what I thought when I heard it. I wasn’t really paying attention to the TV, so not sure who said it, but it was unusual in its clarity. Most TV types tend to hedge things like that.

  43. 43
    nancydarling says:

    @NCSteve:

    I heard he only got the job because of affirmative action.

    Wow! Did Trump really say that?

  44. 44
    trollhattan says:

    @lamh35:
    Ugh, Republican self-parody dial set on “11.”

    Where’s Taco to declare this a brilliant, can’t-fail use of last-minute UNLIMITED CORPORATE CASH?

  45. 45
    GxB says:

    @lamh35: Jeezuz if ever there was a justification for the phrase “Yeah well, what have you done for me lately?” this is it. As we approach 11/6 the cyclone of outright, unhinged batshit crazy will easily rival Sandra. All to the tune of the wingnut Wurlitzer wailing out Thunder and Blazes. I’m still in the camp that peak wingnut can only be approached – never achieved, but damn it gets awful scary.

  46. 46
    PurpleGirl says:

    The short-fingered vulgarian (I love that description) surely knows about affirmation action. He’s been the recipient of such largess himself.

  47. 47
    Raven says:

    Tweety just cut Chuck Todd off and it really pissed Chuck off!

  48. 48
    Violet says:

    @Raven: Why did he cut him off? I’m all for anything that pisses off Chuck Todd.

  49. 49
    trollhattan says:

    @Raven: Hey, it’s a good start.

  50. 50
    Paul says:

    @Mnemosyne:

    Caught a bit of some morning show today (can’t remember which one) where one of the pundits was saying that CEOs have a visceral hatred for Obama. Then sort of as an aside, said he didn’t really understand why. Honestly, I really think that’s one of the situations where it boils down to the fact that they just don’t like a black man being the boss of them. There’s really no other way to explain it coming from that group, IMO.

    I agree totally. The SP500 is up about 75% since Obama took over. Wall Street has done extremely well during his tenure and he has fixed the freefall our economy was suffering before he took over.

    There is NO reason for CEO’s to whine. Yet they are. I can’t see any other reason for their whining other than pure racism.

  51. 51
    trollhattan says:

    Have been clicking through to Silver a bit too much, but anyway, he has Willard’s chances of winning down to an even 21%. Here’s hoping for a plunge into the teens before COB tomorrow.

  52. 52
    burritoboy says:

    Jeeps are branded explicitly as “American”. Chrysler has put, over the decades, hundreds of millions of dollars into that brand identity. Romney is effectively running an anti-Jeep advertising blitz while also running a political advertising blitz against Obama.

    Not exactly surprising that Chrysler would react strongly to it. It’s an attack upon the core identity of one of their best-known brands. I don’t know how Romney or Trump thought they would react otherwise.

  53. 53
    RSR says:

    He doesn’t believe in global warming, but does believe that vaccines hurt our kids.

    He’s a negative-attention whore.

  54. 54
    Raven says:

    @Violet: They were babbling about the election and Todd wanted to move to whatever Dem is in trouble in Western Pennsylvania. Tweety gave him a 38 cal vasectomy.

  55. 55
    Violet says:

    @Raven: Hilarious. I’ll have to check out the replay.

  56. 56
    NCSteve says:

    @nancydarling: Not yet, but he will.

  57. 57
    trollhattan says:

    @Paul:
    I’ll opine it includes a serious helping of sense of entitlement coupled with indignation at not being treated with “due deference” (which also dovetails with the other thing, but would also be directed at, say, a president Hillary).

  58. 58
    Fax Paladin says:

    @NCSteve: Please don’t do that.

  59. 59
    danimal says:

    May his ratings dive, his tv show get cancelled, his casinos go underwater (check!) and his riches get tied up in bankruptcy court.

    Also, too: Extreme alimony.

  60. 60
    nellcote says:

    @Violet:

    Why did he cut him off?

    something about a congressional race in western PA.

  61. 61
    TR says:

    Christ, what an asshole.

  62. 62
    nellcote says:

    The car makers didn’t put up a fight when the goopers nearly killed off the highly regarded Chevy Volt. They’re not going to let that happen again.

  63. 63
    delosgatos says:

    Donald trump almost hit me in the ear once.

    Not kidding.

  64. 64
    Jay C says:

    @pseudonymous in nc: @pseudonymous in nc:

    Chrysler has been the perennial Sick Puppy of the US auto industry for decades, now: Daimler-Benz was supposed to be the Great Foreign Savior, and they bailed after pouring sh*-tons of money down the drain: their “private equity” owners who picked up the pieces would have probably done a Bain and sold the whole thing to China, if Chrysler didn’t have so much DoD business (the lifeline that’s saved them time and again since Lee Iacocca’s day). Fiat, at least, seem to have gotten the place turned somewhat around; but I’m guessing they will still be just one recession away from joining Studebaker and Rambler in the Ustabee Garage…

    That said, Donald Trump truly is full of sh*t: good on Mr. Gilles for pointing it out….

  65. 65
    muddy says:

    @delosgatos: Why did he try to box your ears?

    I have sworn a blood oath that I will somehow dislodge than animal on his head should I ever be unfortunate enough to be in his presence.

  66. 66
    R-Jud says:

    @muddy:

    I have sworn a blood oath that I will somehow dislodge that animal on his head should I ever be unfortunate enough to be in his presence.

    “Run free, anemic muskrat! The wide world awaits you!”

  67. 67

    I have no patience for trump. His “combover” and puffiness make him look like a testicle.

  68. 68
    LD50 says:

    The fucked up thing is, this will actually hurt Jeep’s sales. Wingnuts will all choose to believe this rumor out of tribal loyalty. In 2-4 years, there’ll be old white men who still believe this.

  69. 69
    pseudonymous in nc says:

    @Gin & Tonic:

    What, you didn’t like the Pacer?

    I don’t have much love for Jeremy Clarkson, but I agree with his description of the Crossfire’s back-end resembling a dog squatting to defecate.

    And a friend who rented a Sebring when on the west coast a few years ago said it was like driving a shoe.

  70. 70
    muddy says:

    @ranchandsyrup: That’s unkind. Indeed, testicles are quite odd looking, but nothing like his nasty mug.

  71. 71
    muddy says:

    @R-Jud:”anemic muskrat”, hee that’s perfect! So poetic.

  72. 72
    FlipYrWhig says:

    @Paul: I actually don’t think it’s racism exactly — I think it’s more something like, “Hey, dude, I liked the idea of you being president, but then you started picking on millionaires and billionaires without painstakingly acknowledging every time that there are some decent ones, like me, for instance. So, fuck you, Obama, I’d rather have someone in power who doesn’t make me feel bad about myself.”

    It’s sort of like the Amanda Marcotte “NiceGuy” thing, where certain types of guys are sure that they are so sensitive and good to women that they really should have women all over them as a reward for their goodness — but they end up being consumed with rage about how actual women don’t like them as much as they should, so all their efforts to be sensitive and cool have been a waste, because chicks suck.

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    muddy says:

    @FlipYrWhig: I think you have something there.

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    pseudonymous in nc says:

    @Jay C:

    Fiat, at least, seem to have gotten the place turned somewhat around; but I’m guessing they will still be just one recession away from joining Studebaker and Rambler in the Ustabee Garage…

    Honestly, I think Fiat’s management may be better than having domestic people in charge when it comes to honing down the marques and running with an explicitly American aesthetic. Chrysler’s problem was trying to chase GM/Ford, when what it needs to do is sell Jeeps and Ram trucks and muscle cars… and the Town & Country.

  75. 75
    Gary K says:

    A timeless classic: Obama at WH Correspondents Dinner, made all the sweeter when you realize he was about to launch the Bin Laden raid. Cue up to 3:00 for the Trump Roast.

  76. 76
    Todd says:

    @Hill Dweller:

    The CEO of Starbucks, Howard Schultz, endorsed Obama on CNBC today.

    Fuck him and his nasty, burnt coffee.

    The time to climb aboard was months ago. Now he’s just hedging bets, hoping to avoid his deserved tumbrel ride.

  77. 77
    PeakVT says:

    @Gary K: That was an absolutely epic pantsing.

  78. 78
    Hsquared says:

    “Donald Trump the Orange Supremacist..”

    Classic!

  79. 79
    ABL says:

    @R-Jud: My brain is fuzzy today. I blame whisky.

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    gelfling545 says:

    @ranchandsyrup: It’s not nice to make old ladies choke on their coffee. Now my granddaughter wants to know what’s so funny and I can hardly tell a 5 year old that.

  81. 81
    MsInformed says:

    @Hill Dweller: Eat that, Morning Joe.

  82. 82
    Alan says:

    cockwallet. cockwallet…

    My lexicon has just leveled up.

  83. 83
    patrick says:

    @pseudonymous in nc:

    bought a 2011 Charger R/T last new years eve. best car I’ve ever driven. fit, finish, performance, and ride are phenominal.

  84. 84
    patrick says:

    @Jay C:

    Chrysler has been the perennial Sick Puppy of the US auto industry for decades, now: Daimler-Benz was supposed to be the Great Foreign Savior, and they bailed after pouring sh*-tons of money down the drain: their “private equity” owners who picked up the pieces would have probably done a Bain and sold the whole thing to China, if Chrysler didn’t have so much DoD business (the lifeline that’s saved them time and again since Lee Iacocca’s day).

    actually, back in the mid 80’s, Iacocca paid of the loan guarantees early….by the mid’90’s, chrysler was the most sucessful and profitable of the domestic manufacturers, it was swimming in cash. Iacocca’s ego f’ed the company, because he felt threatened by Lutz, who he should have appointed to replace him. instead, he picked bob eaton, a douchepickle who was snowballed by Daimler. After the “merger of equals” Daimler raped and pillaged chrysler for all it’s cash and knowledge in lean manufacturing, forced it to go el-cheapo on interior details so they wouldn’t make Benz cars look bad, and then dumped it. Cerberus was trying to sell it to the Chinese, but I’ll give them a little bit of credit. they recognized what a flaming dumpster fire daimler left their product line up in and at least tried to do something about it. a lot of the product improvements that came out in 2009-2011 were started under the cerberus regime.

    and one last item that really tweaks me is the notion that the 300 is just a reskinned previous gen E class….the car was very far under development in 1998 when the merger happened. chassis wise, it has more in common with the previous gen LH cars. in fact, it’s introduction was delayed almost 2 years because daimler forced them to use the E-class steering column, which forced a complete redesign of the dash, cowl and some of the front suspension. the increase in volume for the steering column, while it didn’t make the 300,magnum, or charger appreciably cheaper (actually added cost), it did reduce the per unit cost on the E class significantly….granted, they did get the NAG1 tranny and rear differential from MB, but those weren’t exactly necessary, the 545RFE used in the trucks (a home grown chrysler design) has been very reliable, and would have been a more than adequate substitution, as well as dana sourced (probably either a dana 35 or dana 44) differential.

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    delosgatos says:

    @muddy:

    My wife used to work for the company that tallies the votes for the Emmy awards, and that got us in as “seat fillers” (you make sure the seats in the first 20 or so rows are full when the camera shows the audience). Trump and date were sitting in front of us, and he reached past me to shake hands with Antonio Banderas, who was sitting behind us with Melanie Griffith. He just missed my head with his hand.

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