How about this Charlie Brotman guy?
A few months later, Brotman got a call from Eisenhower’s office to see if he’d be available to reprise his announcing role for the inaugural parade in January. “At the time, I thought it was kind of a fun thing,” Brotman said. “I thought it would be a one-time shot, and that would be the end of it…”
How wrong you were, mister. Brotman has called every inaugural parade for the last sixty years.
“The Secret Service says, that Charlie Brotman, he’s so good, he can have the job as long as he wants to,” Brotman, now 85, said in a phone interview as he prepared for his 16th outing in the announcer’s booth. “When I reach 120, I’ll retire.”
What a great story. Really, just the best. Except for that last bit, the 16th outing, in about 12 days. Because, brace yourselves: You-know-who did you-know-what.
“I was fired. I was destroyed the moment I read that,” he said in an emotional telephone interview from his home in suburban Maryland. “I am heartbroken. I am the only person in the world to do that job for more than 60 years and now they found someone younger. I hope he knows what he’s getting into. There’s a lot more to it than just reading a script.”
Trump dismissed Charlie. He canned the legendary voice of the inaugural parade. What the hell, Donnie? And why?
When he recovered from the initial shock, Brotman phoned the Presidential Committee in an effort to understand why they decided to find a new voice. He got the proverbial runaround.
Each person he spoke to passed him on to someone else. Each one said they would look into it and call him back. “Everyone seemed very nervous. No one ever answered my question,” he said.
Poor man. Not only did he lose his lifetime gig, but nobody will even tell him why. C’mon jerks, it’s not like it’s some big secret.
Steve Ray served as a volunteer for President-Elect Donald Trump during the presidential campaign, according to The Daily Beast.
Ray’s Twitter profile has since been made private, but according to BuzzFeed, it previously included a tweet in which Ray wrote, “Thank you @realDonaldTrump for the honor of driving in your motorcade 10x over the past year in DC.”
Ray has also retweeted many pro-Trump memes on his Twitter account.
What can you say? What to tell Charlie? It’s just Trump being Trump.