Saturday, September 24, 2016

Is Trump Even Sane?

So yes, we're still banging on about the election on this side of the Pond. Even more about the first Presidential debate that's scheduled for Monday. Experts are saying that it will be record viewing audiences and I have to agree. Not that too many people are particularly interested in the politics (a good thing because we hear very little in the way of details from Trump), they're just wondering what The Donald is going to do. 

He has been bragging about the lack of preparation he is putting in, and says that he doesn't have a strategy other than to be fair to Hillary if she's fair to him. Whatever that means. Trump has been known to call people unfair when their questions get hard so if she hits him with too many facts he might kick off. I hope so. Donald going off script is a scary, scary thing. Not just because of his incoherent rambling, but because of the things he says that have to be "walked back" almost immediately. "Trumpsplained" is my word for it. 

And just when I thought he couldn't get any more crass he has gone and lowered the bar even further. Hillary Clinton apparently invited Mark Cuban to the debate and that got right under Trump's skin. Cuban is a long time adversary of Trump's, a business man and -crime of crimes - possibly even richer than Trump. He has been very public in recent weeks about his opposition to Trump and I'm sure has donated to Hillary's campaign funds. It's not unreasonable that she would invite him to the debate. 

So what does thin-skinned Donnie do? Puts it out that he's thinking of inviting the woman who was Bill Clinton's long time mistress when he was Governor of Arkansas. That's right. Let's not invite an equally powerful business man or woman, let's try to totally humiliate the woman whose husband cheated on her by inviting said mistress. Because of course, in this election, the sins of the husband are visited on the female candidate. Never mind that Trump is a serial adulterer who has even boasted about his affairs. 

What kind of fifth grade mind does Trump have? It makes me seriously question his mental health that he would even contemplate this, let alone say it out loud. He is running for the most important job in the country and he's playing games like this? 

And being an equally classy person, Ms. Flowers (the ex-mistress) announced on social media that she would love to attend.

Must have another book to sell. 

Actually though, I have a feeling this will backfire on him. I will report back  

10 comments:

  1. I will surely be watching! I look forward to your take on the circus.

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    1. Part of me wants to crawl into a corner and wait till it's all over!

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  2. I hope it backfires on him. Given his support base, however, I am not very confident of this happening.

    I am not ruling out this election's leaving me with PTSD.

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    1. I have a feeling his campaign is already going nuts and trying to back away from this one. He can't seem to engage his brain before opening his mouth. Not want we want from someone who has to speak for the USA on a global stage.

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  3. Half of the US are as crazy as Trump. I don't even want to know people who would vote for him. That said, my husband says he's voting Trump so Hillary can't win. What? He says vote for a nut or vote for a liar. What? Trump is a pathological liar. He is the kind of man that sickens me in every way. I guess his backers just can't help themselves, but I hope someone clues them in that at best, Trump wouldn't give them the time of day.

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  4. Oh dear. I hate to say it but that's sexism right there. Definitely holding Hillary to a far higher standard. And I wonder if he ever comes up with examples of this so called lying or is he just drinking the Kool-Aid.

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  5. The thing about Trump seems to be that however crazy/bizarre/sexist he is, his supporters don't even seem to care. Surely it's all about the swing voters now (and I doubt they'd be impressed by this. At least I hope not.)

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    1. He has had his target audience in his grip from day one. He looked at it like a marketing campaign, picked the group he knew would love the bile he spews ("I love the uneducated") and started branding his opponents. He doesn't have any policies, which is evident because all they can say is "He tells it like it is" and "He means business". Not one of them can give you specifics about what he would do as President. Even the much-hyped wall has no timeline and no budget, What kind of builder skips that detail?

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  6. It's like a soap and can't wait for the next instalment!
    I really can't believe it's happening and fear for the world. Whatever next.
    Thought it was bad enough over here!
    Maggie x

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  7. I can't believe it's happening either. He's obviously a lunatic and hasn't the first clue but what's more frightening than him are all the people who will vote for him. Scary times.

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