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Is Donald Trump Exploiting Bret Michaels' Brain Hemorrhage Tragedy For Publicity?

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Whenever you mention Donald Trump's name, many things come to mind and compassionate isn't one of them.  He's a polarizing figure and you either love him or hate him.  donald trump bret michaels

Today Trump went on The Today Show to discuss Bret Michaels' recent brain hemmorhage.  On the surface you would think he's simply addressing the situation and wishing Michaels good luck, since he is on Donald Trump's NBC Show, The Celebrity Apprentice.

There are some who feel that Donald Trump is just exploiting Bret Michaels' story for publicity. 

That would be a stretch.  Trump may be many things: a self promoter, calculating, harsh, obnoxious, and brazen. But, to accuse him of exploiting a tragedy is a tad harsh.  

Donald Trump has to talk about the situation since Bret Michaels is the biggest "star" on his show.  Added to that, Bret Michaels' health saga happens to be one of the biggest stories in America right now.  It's a 5,000 pound gorilla that can't be avoided. 

Bret Michaels is currently in the ICU and reportedly in good spirits.  Doctors say Michaels suffered another setback today when "test results indicated a setback in Bret Michaels' condition, a side effect from the brain hemorrhage called hyponatremia, a lack of sodium in the body which leads to seizures," said the statement posted by road manager Janna Elias.

Doctors are optimistic that Michaels will eventually recover fully from this, but it could take months.

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