My purpose is not to confuse people with facts. Recall that Congressman Chris Collins has twice told CNN reporters that endorsing Donald Trump for President is “good politics” in his district—you know, the one we in much of Orleans County live in. Those are facts.
The fact is that he flies around in his own jet and helicopter. It is a fact that the ratings for his pageants and “The Apprentice” were quite good. The fact that he added Indiana Governor Mike Pence to the ticket may have been persuasive to some. Who knows why some of us view the trappings/wrappings as indicative of the contents? To me, everything about him has “Slick” written all over it.
In my opinion, Donald Trump is little more than an empty suit. The considerable class displayed by his family may be the best thing he has going for him. But those, too, are opinions.
What we know about him suggests ignorance, instability, vacillation and opportunism. One has to wonder whether he believes in anything other than himself. What does it say about your core beliefs when you change political parties seven times in thirteen years? How much can we count on someone who changes wives with the frequency that some of us swap out vehicles? Trump was surprised to learn that New York State had closed primaries. What do you suppose he will say when he finds out that the Electoral College is basically winner take all by state and the winner of the popular vote nationwide can lose the Presidential Election?
The Clinton campaign has barely scratched the surface when it comes to his moronic statements. Civility was not part of his course work at The Wharton School. Remember when he looked at Carly Fiorina and proclaimed, “Look at that face. How could anyone vote for that?” Marco Rubio was “Little Marco” and his ears were too big in Trump’s opinion. Never mind that Lincoln was the first republican President. Then there was the insinuation that Ted Cruz’s father had something to do with the Kennedy assassination. Those are all facts.
Marriages sometimes fail, but his ex-wives are not the only ones he has betrayed. How many contractors has he left holding the bag once their work has been completed? How many times has he used the bankruptcy laws to stiff creditors?
The Orleans County Republican committee was among the first to endorse this buffoon for President.
Fact: The author of “The Art of the Deal” says that Trump has the attention span of a five year old.
According to Trump the courts cannot be trusted. If something bad happens to you, it must be someone else’s fault. He ridiculed a federal judge for being of Mexican descent. The media cannot be trusted. He regularly attempted to bully reporters and denigrate their work during rally after rally. Any outlet that questions him is a ”failed” enterprise. His love affair with “Morning Joe” went south months ago, though Joe Scarborough gave him loads of air time early on.
Though he claims to have opposed the invasion of Iraq before hand, evidence tells a different story. He nonetheless faults Clinton for supporting the Iraq venture while giving Mike Pence a pass on it.
Those who support him will find it necessary to apply a double standard that faults Clinton for things that they have regularly overlooked in leaders like Reagan and George W. Bush for decades. Each of them was re-elected after moves that caused far more Americans to die than anything Clinton ever did.
That’s all right. Just like Trump, you can deny that you had anything to do with any disastrous outcome—like electing him President in 2016.