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DONALD TRUMP FOR PRESIDENT: ‘CELEBRITY APPRENTICE,’ MISS UNIVERSE PAGEANT ON HOLD

Trump with 2012 Miss Universe Olivia Culpo of the U.S.A
Trump with 2012 Miss Universe Olivia Culpo of the U.S.A.

PALM BEACH, Florida (The Adobo Chronicles– Most people think that the idea of Donald Trump running for president of the United States is a big joke. But for the real estate mogul, it’s serious business.

Donald Trump has put off agreeing to an extension of his “Celebrity Apprentice” reality television show while he weighs a 2016 U.S. presidential bid. He told NBC yesterday he could not commit to a three-year contract extension for the series until he decides whether he’s running. From all indications, the Donald is throwing his hat in the ring.

Trump, speaking at an event at his Mar-a-Lago estate on Palm Beach, also said that he is putting off next January’s Miss Universe Pageant so he could focus on his presidential campaign. Trump is the owner of the Miss Universe Pageant.

Upon hearing the news, Miss Philippines-Universe Pia Wurtzbach, broke into tears, saying she has waited for years to be on the Miss Universe stage. Wurtzbach finally won the title this year after several attempts at the crown.

Meanwhile, The Adobo Chronicles learned that the Philippines’ richest man, Henry Sy, is seriously considering buying the Miss Universe franchise from Trump.

Sy owns  the SM Investments Corp, the largest retailer in the Philippines with over 200 individual outlets around the country. The firm is one of the country’s largest conglomerates with interests in real estate development, shopping malls and banking. One of his more recent ventures, the City of Dreams Manila resort and casino, which opened in December 2014, cost $1.3 billion to develop.

A spokesperson for Sy said that if the Filipino billionaire succeeds in acquiring the Miss Universe Pageant, he plans to make the Philippines the permanent venue for the annual beauty competition.

REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE RAND PAUL SAYS HE IS PART HISPANIC

Paul
Paul

LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (The Adobo Chronicles) – It has become clear that the Republican strategy to regain The White House in the 2106 U.S. presidential elections is to field Hispanic candidates, a testament to the growing political clout of what has always been considered a minority population in the U.S.

The latest Republican to declare his candidacy for president is Marco Rubio, junior senator from Florida.  He is of Cuban descent. Before him, the first to announce his candidacy was Ted Cruz, junior senator from Texas, born in Canada to an American mother and a Cuban father.

Although Jeb Bush, former Florida governor, has not yet officially declared his candidacy, he, too, is Hispanic– a Mexican-American — according to his 2009 voter registration.

So that leaves the other declared Republic candidate, Rand Paul, junior senator from Kentucky, and the only non-Hispanic candidate thus far.

Not too fast.

Today, speaking at town hall meeting in Louisville, Kentucky, Paul told his audience that he is part Hispanic.  He cited his family history, noting that the Paul family resided in Lake Jackson, Texas.

Lake Jackson is one of the nine towns comprising the coastal community of the Brazosport Area in Texas.  Brazosport was part of Mexico back in the early 1800s before Samuel “Sam” Houston, American politician and soldier, defeated Mexico’s General Santa Anna in the Battle of San Jacinto, securing the independence of Texas from Mexico.

So there you have it. Four declared (and semi-declared) Republican candidates for president.  Hispanics all.