I apologize, first of all, if posting an image of OJ Simpson and Donald Trump seems like I’m implying guilt by association. I do not mean to suggest — in any way — that Simpson supports Trump.
… But seriously, folks: One of the best aspects of ESPN’s new documentary, “OJ: Made in America,” is the astonishing number of photos and videos it unearths of Simpson’s life before he was tried — and acquitted — in the 1994 murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend, Ron Goldman.
The image of Trump and Simpson pops up in the third episode of the documentary. It is part of a montage designed to show that Simpson tended to socialize with wealthy white people before his lawyers argued that he was the victim of a racist LAPD conspiracy.
Since there’s no date on the photo, you might call it undated. Except that it’s very dated. OJ’s sport coat would seem to place the photo in the late ’80s/very early ’90s.
The picture of Trump and Simpson does not in any way prove they were friends. Nor does the fact that Simpson attended Trump’s second wedding — the one to Marla Maples — in 1993, six months before the double murder.
Wedding invitations don’t mean much. After all, Trump invited Hillary Clinton and her husband to his wedding to third wife, Melania Knauss, in 2005.
And just look at Trump and Clinton today: Things are so bad between them that in January, Trump offered up a picture of Clinton with Bill Cosby from back in 2000, before Cosby was accused of rape.
Moral: Never take your picture with anyone, ever.