To be honest, I had a really hard time coming up with a title for today’s article. I was trying to think of something snappy, but this is the best I could come up with. See, the problem is that there is so much lunacy going on in the Trump campaign, it is hard to keep up with it.
That became clear the other day when I heard a “pundit” asked why Clinton seems to be asked over and over about her emails and the Clinton Foundation but Trump doesn’t seem to be hounded by his own transgressions. The answer was that there are so many transgressions so often, the media doesn’t have time to follow-up on all of them.
I consider that a very unprofessional way to look at things. A real professional investigative reporter would focus on one of the loony things that Trump says and hound him to death over it. But, there are apparently too many lazy unprofessional reporters covering the campaign this time around.
I have to admit Hillary Clinton made a big gaffe last week. When she said that “half of Trump’s supporters belong in what I call a basket of deplorables”. That statement when in full context is correct. However, you know as well as I do that quotes are never given in full context. Plus, I don’t really believe that half of Trump’s supporters are really weirdos.
She is going to have to live with that quote for the rest of the campaign. I don’t have a problem with that because she said it regardless of context. On the other hand, Trump rolled off several quotes that were just as bad or even worse and no one is following up with questions or “hounding” him like they do Clinton.
If Donald Trump actually manages to win this election, we will be saddled with a lunatic for President. I am not making that statement as a “medical” fact, I am merely pointing out what I believe his behavior conveys. In the last week, he has said some outlandish things and has not been challenged about any of them.
Here are a few of the most outlandish things he needs to be called out on.
He said that he “could tell because I read body language well” that the Intelligence Officers who gave him his briefing told him that the current administration went against all of their recommendations. The very first question I would have come back with is “did they offer you any recommendations”? The reason that question is so vital is because Intelligence Officials when giving briefings do not recommend anything.
It is not the job of Intelligence Officers to offer any recommendations. Their job is to offer Intelligence Briefings giving all of the known facts. They do not parse with opinions and they do not make recommendations as to how to handle any situation. That is for the President and his National Security Team to decide. So, if Trump said “yes” they offered recommendations we would know he was lying. If he said “no” we would have known the rest was simply made up to make him look smart.
There has been some pushback on this matter, mostly from the Intelligence community. But, the media has seemed to let it slide and don’t ask Trump any questions about it further. Why?
On Friday during his speech at the Value Voter’s Summit, he was talking about religion. He even went on to talk about taking communion by saying he “drank some wine and ate the cracker”. Everyone in that room should have known he was not a “Christian” as they define the term. The bread used in communion is not a “cracker” and it is never referred to being a “cracker”. It is unleavened bread and call the “host’.
But, the so-called “Value Voters” in the room lapped it up and no one challenged him. I say so-called “Value Voters” because these are the same people who believe that same-sex marriage should be outlawed, believe the homosexuals are evil people trying to ruin our “way of life” and consider immigrants to be devil worshipers who should be banned from coming to our country.
According to Trump in his speech, if he loses this election, it will be the “last election held in this country”. He claims that the Republicans would never win another election. That is because if Clinton wins, she will open the borders and immediately grant “citizenship” to all illegals as they cross the border and ruin our “church structure” and our “culture” so Republicans will never win another election.
Of course, the fact that Republicans won’t even bother to talk to much less even try to win over minority voters has nothing to do with their pending defeats. That would mean actually “earning” the people’s votes. That is something that Republicans are loath to do.
Also on Friday, he said at a rally that “Hillary Clinton could walk in here right now and shoot someone in the heart in front of 20,000 people and not be arrested”. Of course he is referring to the email “scandal” which isn’t a scandal and hasn’t shown any criminal activity on her part. Or, it is referring to the Clinton Foundation’s so-called “pay for play” scandal which there is no proof of at all.
He forgets that the only foundation to be accused of and fined for “pay for play” was the Trump Foundation. He also forgets his own comments of how he “could shoot someone on Fifth Avenue and not lose any votes.” It is funny how he keeps coming around to someone being shot. He uses that term way too loosely for me. Yet, no one makes any waves about his comments or pushes back on them by asking questions.
The worst thing he said though was when he said “if Iranian little boats circle one of our great navy ships and makes obscene gestures at our great navy people, I will give orders to shoot them out of the water”. How unhinged can you get? This man is saying that if someone comes near one of our Navy Ships and flips the finger at us, we are going to shoot them out of the water. Imagine, starting a real shooting war because someone flips the bird to us.
And, what did our “leftist” mainstream media do about those comments? Nothing. No one asked the idiot if he really meant we should start a war because some sailors flipped the bird at one of our ships. No one asked him if he understood what that action would really entail. They let it go by like every other stupid thing the man utters.
This man wants to become our President. He has called Mexicans all rapist and murderers. He has called for the complete ban on Muslims immigrating to our shores, though he has modified that statement by saying Muslims in certain areas of the world, not naming those areas. He has gone to “twitter war” with the President of Mexico over whether or not the “wall” was brought up during his visit.
He brags that the Mexican visit went “extremely well” because a Minister of the government was “fired” over the visit. Yeah, that is a great diplomatic victory. Visit a country and get a minister fires. He has praised an autocrat in Vladimir Putin as being a “great leader” in his country. He went on Russian Television and denounced our media and political system as being rigged against him. Then he claimed he didn’t know he was going on Russian Television. Only he knew that Alan King worked for RT which is a Russian Government owned television outlet.
He has accused our generals as being “reduced to rubble” while speaking at the Commander in Chief Forum. He also gave the real impression that he would “fire” all of them and name new generals. Like he has the authority to do so which the President does not have. He has questioned our continuing in NATO. He said he “might not automatically defend a member if attacked by Russia” until he figured out if they had paid their fair share.
Then there are those wonderful “secret plans” on how to defeat ISIS and how to handle North Korea. I am sure you can’t wait for him to be elected to see just how wonderful those “secret plans” will be. You know they must be great because he keeps telling us “believe me”.
Those are just some of the topics that a real “professional investigative” journalist would be hounding him about on a continuous basis. Yet, we don’t see that at all. If you are wondering why this election is so close at this point in time, you just have to look at the coverage of the two candidates.
Yesterday, Trump and his loons got more fodder for their grinder. Hillary Clinton left the 9/11 Memorial early because she became overheated. It turns out she has pneumonia. I am sure that we will hear all about her illness and how that is going to kill her real soon, so don’t vote for her. Only, I have had walking pneumonia four times in my life and yet, here I am.
As you can see, this election is very strange. The scary part is that if it continues with the media giving Trump a pass on his lunacy, he could actually win. Then I am afraid, this could be our “last election ever”. Not because of changing demographics, but because we will have elected an autocrat to be our President. How long will it be before Trump would be on the phone getting advice from Putin on how to stop elections and take control?
If Donald Trump should become our next President, we will not have a Commander is Chief. We will have a Lunatic In Chief. That is really scary for the future of our country and the world.