Just what we didn’t need: O.J. Simpson opened a Twitter account one day after the 25th anniversary of the Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman murders. (In my humble opinion, there’s more chance the sun won’t rise in the east than O.J. was innocent.)
“@TheRealOJ32” with the bio “If you don’t see it here, I didn’t say it,” O.J. posted a video welcoming “followers.” Trying to be charming (or as charming as an alleged double murderer can be), below was his first tweet:
“Hey, Twitter world, this is yours truly, and I’m coming soon to Twitter. This should be a lot of fun. I’ve got a little getting even to do. So God bless, take care.”
I’m not sure how O.J. squares “I’ve got a little getting even to do,” with “God bless.” Then again, I don’t know how O.J. faces his two adult children from his marriage to Nicole, Sydney and Justin. “How’s it going, guys?” O.J. might ask. “Better if you hadn’t murdered mom,” they might answer.
Recently, Simpson told the AP that the slayings are “a subject I’ll never revisit again. My family and I have moved on to what we call the ‘no negative zone.’ We focus on the positives.”
Actually, “positive” describes how strongly I believe O.J. is a double murderer. Take his alibi. (Please.) On the night his ex-wife, whom he physically abused 8 times where police were summoned, is almost decapitated by a knife, he says the cut on his finger was from … “chipping golf balls??”
If O.J. were innocent, he would have hailed Ron as a hero. After all, he died trying to protect the mother of O.J.’s kids. Instead, on Wednesday, Simpson posted separate photos of himself and Ron and the poll question, “Who would win in a 1 v. 1?” Question: What type of person would post that? Answer: A narcissistic sociopath!
Clearly, O.J. is both. Another is Donald Trump, aka “Individual 1,” or as I call him “A one trick phony.” The two men actually have a lot in common and surprise, surprise, none of it’s good.
Born a year apart, each had 5 children, from multiple wives. (Trump has had 3 wives, O.J., 2.) Starting on the lighter side, both men love golf, a sport replete with etiquette, including against cheating.
But O.J. and POTUS are brazen golf cheaters. For example, in O.J.’s former foursome, the other 3 jokingly hired a caddie to keep O.J. from dropping a ball he covertly kept in his pocket. With the worst-looking golf swing this side of Charles Barkley, O.J. routinely dropped the new ball to avoid playing his original ball often stuck in the rough.
Trump’s serial cheating at golf is the subject of Rick Reilly’s best-selling book, “Cheater in Chief.” Among dozens of examples, Reilly documents Trump’s surreptitiously kicking sportscaster Mike Tirico’s ball off the green into a sand trap. Trump reportedly greeted Tirico on the green, “Tough break, Mike.”
Both men take pleasure in not paying their bills. O.J. delights in dodging the Goldman and Brown families on their $33 million wrongful death judgment. Equally twisted, Trump stiffs vendors and dares them to take him to court. Reportedly, he often hires undocumented workers because they fear the legal system.
It’s estimated that, in 40 years before becoming POTUS, “Don the Con” was involved in 4,000 law suits! Despite claiming he never settles, Trump has over 100 times, including the historic “Trump University” fraud case for $25 million!
Despite their different races, both may be racist. In 1973, Trump was cited by the Justice Department for racial discrimination in housing. In 1989, he called for the death penalty for the Central Park 5 who were ultimately completely exonerated and yet, to this day, Trump is incapable of apologizing. In 2017, Trump said there were “fine people” in the KKK Charlottesville rally that resulted in a murder. (And conviction!)
Meanwhile, in 1994, O.J., being arrested and driven away in handcuffs, noticed African-Americans chanting support for him. Angered, he asked the cops, “What are all these (n — ) doing in Brentwood?”
Seeing themselves as “victims,” both men are devoid of conscience, guilt or empathy and seemingly get away with it. Yes, O.J. spent 9 years in jail for crimes in Las Vegas, but he deserved a life sentence for those he committed in Brentwood. I’d be thrilled if Trump served 9 years in prison but would settle for his being removed from office or just being soundly defeated in 2020. (If not soundly, he won’t leave!)
Poetic justice might be served if O.J. and Trump played golf in Florida and, as each tries to cheat the other, both are eaten by alligators. (A guy can dream, can’t he?)
Kim Goldman, Ron’s sister, has a 10-part podcast. Google “Confronting OJ Simpson.” Jack is at: facebook.com/jackneworth, twitter.com/jackneworth and firstname.lastname@example.org