June 19, 2016

I love Charlie Sheen, full disclosure. Something about a bad boy trying to redeem himself. From back in the 80's when he was the bad boy druggie at the police station in Ferris Bueller's Day Off, his turn in the battlefield in Platoon to his hilarious role in Major League and the TV hits, Two and Half Men and Anger Management. Yes, he rants about weird things like tiger blood and #winning and has gone off the rails a few times (ok, many many times), but at the end of the day, the man is authentic.

So when he shared this story on Friday at the Graham Norton Show, I believe it is 100% true. Because, why would he lie? It is ridiculous, shameful and flat out insane. Clearly, it is about Donald Trump, the egomaniacal, narcissistic, image focused, fakey fake pants, definitely not a billionaire, leader of the GOP party.

Here's the gist of the story, although the video is a must watch, because Charlie Sheen is hilarious.

Apparently, Donald Trump tried to impress Charlie by giving him an impromptu gift at some dinner. Donald walks up to Charlie, reaches for his own cuff links that he is wearing and hands them over like they are spare $1 bills. Big man with tiny hands trying to look important and wealthy handing over his small change to a legitimate millionaire actor.

To make it even more snobby, Trump actually told Sheen that these amazing, huge, gorgeous, tremendous gifts were Harry Winston platinum and diamond cufflinks. Wow, nice gift right? Not that Sheen needs something pretentious like this, but that is not important.

What is important is that Trump lied. Yes, he lied about his own gift. They were fake. 100% fake. Not even good fakes. How does Sheen know? Well, many months later he had them appraised and what did he find out? Fake fake fake fake fake.

Here is what Sheen said:

“She took the loupe, spent about four seconds, and kind of recoiled from it — much like people do from Trump — and says ‘in their finest moment, this is cheap pewter and bad zirconias. And they’re stamped ‘Trump.’ And I just thought, ‘what does this really say about the man, that he said, ‘here’s a great wedding gift,’ and it’s just a bag of dog shit?”

Sheen goes on to call Trump a charlatan, which is a pretty fitting description. He is a person clearly pretending to have special skills or knowledge. For example, he pretends to know about:

- economics
- military
- women's issues
- LGBT issues
- terrorists
- disabilities
- different religions
- different races
- what NATO means
- what NAFTA means
- what BREXIT means
- what the nuclear triad is
- what "racist" means

This list could be a mile long...let me get back to the cuff link sham.

So Sheen, clearly not impressed, goes on to tell Norton the following:

“I’m really not a fan."

Neither are many of us, Charlie.

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