It should probably come as no surprise to anyone that Donald Trump would offer up his opinion as well.
Sitting down with David Letterman last night, Trump defended Sheen, whom he said he knows “fairly well.”
Trump admitted to being “a little bit impressed with him” and predicting that CBS president Les Moonves would resign Sheen’s contract for more money because of all the public interest in him.
“People are so interested right now in Charlie Sheen. I think that somebody, I think it’s probably going to be Les, but somebody is going to sign him and, you know, give him an extension and a raise and everything else and everyone is going to say that’s crazy and they’re going to turn on the show and a lot of people will be watching. There’s a great interest right now in Charlie Sheen and, you know, ratings do mean something, sadly.”
Trump also told the story of how he tried to stop Sheen’s marriage to his now ex-wife Brooke Mueller by warning her parents, who are members of the Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Springs, which Trump owns.
“I told the parents, ‘I think he’s a wonderful guy, I really like him a lot but you cannot let your daughter marry him.’ ‘Oh, he’s Charlie Sheen, he’s wonderful. He’s wonderful, such a wonderful guy.’ I said, ‘You can’t do it,’ and they got married and it wasn’t one of the great marriages.”
The lesson: always listen to Trump.
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