Friday, August 19, 2016
Catching Up With the Adventures of the Republican Clown Donald Trump
During the almost three weeks I spent in Scotland, I wasn't able to follow the adventures of the RepubliCon clown Donald Trump as closely as I normally do.
Because as you may know, most Scots can't stand Trump and would rather ignore him.
So you can imagine how surprised I was to turn on CNN when I got home last night, and see the angry orange sounding almost reasonable.
By not only claiming he's sorry about some of the things he has said.
Donald Trump on Thursday shelved his guiding mantra -- never back down, never apologize -- and did what he has refused to do in public in more than a year of campaigning. He expressed regret.
"Sometimes, in the heat of debate and speaking on a multitude of issues, you don't choose the right words or you say the wrong thing. I have done that. And believe it or not, I regret it. And I do regret it, particularly where it may have caused personal pain. Too much is at stake for us to be consumed with these issues," Trump told supporters here.
But also by trying to reach out to black voters.
Reading from a teleprompter, the businessman vowed as president to address the poverty and unemployment that has disproportionally affected African-American communities and urged black voters to "give Donald Trump a chance."
"The result for them will be amazing," he said. "What do you have to lose by trying something new?"
Even though as Charles Blow points out, most of them despise him.
All of black America is looking askance at Donald Trump. He has no credibility with black people, other than the handful of black staffers and surrogates who routinely embarrass themselves in their blind obsequiousness.
Donald Trump is the paragon of racial, ethnic and religious hostility. He is the hobgoblin of retrograde racial hegemony. And this is the man who now wants to court the black vote? Puh-leese …
And his decision to hire the white racist Stephen Bannon as his new campaign chief executive can only make matters worse.
A former Breitbart News spokesman slammed Donald Trump’s new campaign chief executive, Stephen Bannon, for allegedly using racist rhetoric during editorial meetings at Breitbart that he said sounded "like a white supremacist rally..."
“If anyone sat there and listened to that call, you’d think that you were attending a white supremacist rally,” said Bardella, citing what he called Bannon’s “nationalism and hatred for immigrants, people coming into this country to try to get a better life for themselves.”
So the new Trump still looks a lot like the old one...
And this at a time when even some of his white male supporters are deserting him.
Donald J. Trump’s support among white men, the linchpin of his presidential campaign, is showing surprising signs of weakness that could foreclose his only remaining path to victory in November.
If not reversed, the trend could materialize into one of the most unanticipated developments of the 2016 presidential campaign: That Hillary Clinton, the first woman at the head of a major party ticket and a divisive figure unpopular with many men, ends up narrowing the gender gap that has been a constant of American presidential elections for decades.
Which tells me that the more Americans watch Trump in action, the more they dislike him.
Or the more they laugh at him.
Statues of a veiny, naked Donald Trump appeared in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Cleveland and Seattle on Thursday morning. Anarchist group INDECLINE took credit for the statues, releasing a video of the process of creating the bright, unflattering images of the Republican presidential nominee.
They titled the project The Emperor Has No Balls, a play on the idiom "the emperor has no clothes," and highlights the part of Trump's anatomy that is missing from the artwork.
And it seems even the cats aren't impressed.
Gawd. When I recover from my serious case of jet lag, I'll try to make sense of all this and anything else I might have missed.
But from what I've seen so far, I think I can safely say that the mad Emperor still has no clothes
He's still a Con clown.
And as I predicted before I left, he's still heading for a fall....
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