What 5 'Trumpologists' Have to Say About Donald
Mafia connections, Clint Eastwood, racism, and more
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 29, 2016 6:11 PM CDT
Donald Trump speaks at the California Republican Party 2016 convention on Friday.   (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

(Newser) – It certainly looks like Donald Trump will be competing for the highest office in the land come this fall. So Politico gathered the "five people who’ve gone deeper on the Donald than anyone else alive" together to get to the bottom of the candidate. The five Trump experts—author Gwenda Blair, Village Voice reporter Wayne Barrett, author Harry Hurt, Bloomberg editor Timothy O'Brien, and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Michael D'Antonio—met to discuss their subject at, where else, the Trump Grill at Trump Tower in Manhattan. Topics ranged from Trump's father wishing his son dead while eating hot dogs at Coney Island, to Trump seeing himself as Clint Eastwood in High Plains Drifter, to how everything Trump does is to fill a hole left by the lack of love in his life.

But things got really interesting when these "Trumpologists" weighed in as to whether or not Trump will be the next President of the United States of America. Four of the five people who arguably know more about Donald Trump then anyone outside of Trump himself say flat-out he won't be president (and the fifth appears to have bowed out of the conversation by that point). "I don’t think the same nation that elected Barack Obama twice could possibly elect Trump," Barrett says. "I believe in America," adds D'Antonio. But, win or lose, the experts don't think Trump is going anywhere. "He’s now going to be with us until he’s 150," O'Brien says. "Now he can exist forever." Read the full, fascinating piece here.