It is time for Donald Trump to get out of this race. It’s the only hope the GOP has of stopping Hillary Clinton’s coronation. Donald Trump is an idiot. He is an a$$hole. There’s no other way to say it. It’s a shame that so many people put their faith in him. He is failing them and failing them badly. He seems entirely incapable of comprehending what elections are about, how they work and is simply unable to adapt.
Trump keeps handing hammers to the left which are then used to beat him over the head. He’s in a deep hole and won’t stop digging. Through a series of self-inflicted wounds Trump has mortally injured his own campaign.
Strike one– He slammed the mother of a slain US soldier.
There are many sinister things in the world. But a mother’s grief isn’t one of them. Yet Donald Trump sees dark undercurrents everywhere – including in the silent homage Ghazala Khan, the mother of the fallen soldier Humayun Khan, paid to her son.
“If you look at his wife, she was standing there,” he said, referring to her appearance at the Democratic national convention, in which she stood alongside her husband as he delivered a searing critique of Donald Trump. “She had nothing to say … Maybe she wasn’t allowed to have anything to say. You tell me.”
It shouldn’t be hard to recognize something as universal as grief. Our hearts all break in similar ways, no matter our creed or color. Ms Khan said: “When I was standing there, all of America felt my pain, without a single word. I don’t know how he missed that.” Well, he did because he was blinded by prejudice. Where everyone else saw a mother, Trump saw a Muslim – a faith group Trump wants to ban from entering the United States.
That’s not entirely accurate, but it doesn’t matter. It’s all about perception. He needed a cup of STFU.
Strike two– The Second Amendment comment
“Hillary wants to abolish, essentially abolish the Second Amendment,” Trump said during a rally in North Carolina on Tuesday.
“By the way, and if she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks. Although the Second Amendment people, maybe there is, I don’t know.”
There is no doubt what he meant. It was more of that New York sarcasm, but it was colossally stupid. Galactically stupid.
Strike three– Obama and Hillary founded ISIS
Donald Trump said Wednesday that President Obama “founded” the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
“ISIS is honoring President Obama,” he said during a rally in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. “He’s the founder of ISIS. He founded ISIS.”
“I would say the co-founder would be Crooked Hillary Clinton,” Trump added of Obama’s former secretary of State and his Democratic rival.
Media outlets pounded him for it and he doubled down. Hugh Hewitt gave him an escape hatch and Trump refused to go through it:
Donald Trump said Thursday that he meant exactly what he said when he called President Barack Obama the “founder of ISIS” and objected when a conservative radio show host tried to clarify the GOP nominee’s position.
Trump was asked by host Hugh Hewitt about the comments Trump made Wednesday night in Florida, and Hewitt said he understood Trump to mean “that he (Obama) created the vacuum, he lost the peace.”
“No, I meant he’s the founder of ISIS,” Trump said. “I do. He was the most valuable player. I give him the most valuable player award. I give her, too, by the way, Hillary Clinton.”
Hewitt pushed back again, saying that Obama is “not sympathetic” to ISIS and “hates” and is “trying to kill them.”
“I don’t care,” Trump said, according to a show transcript. “He was the founder. His, the way he got out of Iraq was that that was the founding of ISIS, okay?”
This morning Trump says his ISIS comments were “sarcasm.”
And here’s a cold water shower- the polls aren’t skewed:
The public opinion polls aren’t lying: Donald Trump is losing to Hillary Clinton.
Poll after poll since the conclusion of the Democratic and Republican conventions has found Clinton with a healthy, though not insurmountable, national lead over Trump. She’s also inching further ahead in battleground states.
The Democrat led the Republican by anywhere from 7 to 8 points in polling averages of national surveys. Also: Clinton led by 7 points in Virginia, 9.5 points in Colorado and 9.2 points in Pennsylvania.
The former secretary of state built her lead on advantages with key demographics like non-white voters, college-educated white voters and women. Clinton’s lead also was fueled by Trump’s loss of support among members of his own party.
Trump got the nomination by bullying the opposition. That worked when he as appealing to the far right portion of the party and those wanting change. The problem is that you need the independents. This isn’t the way to get them on your side. Worst of all, Trump seems unable to learn or change.
On the heels of his campaign’s worst week yet, Donald Trump suggested that it is his temperament that “has gotten me here” and said he has no plans to change it.
“I think that my temperament has gotten me here,” Trump said in a Tuesday morning interview on Fox Business Network. “I’ve always had a good temperament and it’s gotten me here. We beat a lot of people in the primaries and now we have one person left, and we’re actually doing pretty well there, but we’ll see how it all comes out.”
He wants to assuage his ego more than he wants to win. The Captain of the Titanic felt the same way. Short of a Hillary Clinton imprisonment, he hasn’t got a smidgen of a chance.
And he knows it.
Donald Trump said Thursday that even if he loses his presidential race to Hillary Clinton, “it’s ok,” because he’ll return to “a very good way of life.”
The Republican nominee has been tripped up by numerous missteps on the campaign trail in recent weeks and faces daunting polling in swing states that he must win to reach the White House.
On CNBC’s Squawk Box, Trump doubled down on comments from a day earlier that President Obama was the “founder of ISIS,” but he acknowledged the possibility of defeat come November.
“I’m a truth-teller,” Trump said. “All I do is tell the truth, and if at the end of 90 days, I’ve fallen short because I’m somewhat politically correct, even though I’m supposed to be the smart one, and even though I”m supposed to have a lot of good ideas, it’s OK. I go back to a very good way of life. It’s not what I’m looking to do. I think we’re going to have a victory, but we’ll see.”
Hillary Clinton is the most vile and corrupt candidate the democrats have offered in well, forever. Beating her should have been a cakewalk. People don’t like her and want to vote for someone else. It seems that every time some issue comes up that could put a real dent in the Clinton machine Trump rescues defeat from the jaws of victory. No one can win when all who support you spend all their time defending stupid words and interpreting what was said. It is true that the media is viciously antagonistic to Trump but somehow that doesn’t stop Trump from giving them more and more material. Unless he leaves the race, get ready for a loss of monumental proportions.
It’s almost as if he’s being stupid on purpose. Back in January I wrote:
Unless he really is a Trojan Trump.
You can’t help but wonder.