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Unity, Trump Style

Campaigning in two battleground states, Donald Trump called for GOP unity, saying it was time for Republicans to stop attacking one another.

And then, of course, he immediately starting attacking Mitt Romney, the most recent Republican presidential candidate, saying “Mitt Romney is a sad case. He choked. You know what a choke artist is? You know a guy who missed a kick, you get rid of him, right? He choked like a dog.”

Romney’s crime was saying in an interview that he worried about the moral fraying of society should Trump become the nominee: “I don’t want to see trickle-down racism.”

Apparently, Trump’s idea of unity is for everyone else in the Republican party to shut up. But Trump can continue to attack anyone he doesn’t like, including his now virtually weekly racist comments.

If anyone thought that Trump would stop acting like a two-year-old having a temper tantrum once he pivoted to the general election, they were sadly mistaken. As one Republican pollster put it “Get used to it. This is your life for the next five months.”



  1. David Freeman wrote:

    It’s getting hard to comment on any post about Trump. There is no subtlety, depth or nuance to the man. I appreciate your posts about him but the fact that so little remains to be said after a short post demonstrates how shallow this toxic man is.

    Monday, June 13, 2016 at 8:24 am | Permalink
  2. Iron Knee wrote:

    Perhaps, but the Republicans seem to have been able to paint Hillary Clinton as untrustworthy and dishonest by attacking her over and over again with stupid scandals like Benghazi, Vince Foster, TravelGate, etc. So I think it is important to remind people of the real words and actions of Donald Trump, lest people forget how toxic he really is.

    Monday, June 13, 2016 at 9:15 am | Permalink
  3. ebdoug wrote:

    With what he said today about Obama “or maybe he knows too well what happened” why is he not being arrested for inciting to riot?

    Monday, June 13, 2016 at 3:45 pm | Permalink
  4. Ralph wrote:

    Perhaps David is right and it’s hard to imagine another 5+ months of hearing his continuous stream of raves, rants and puerile insults (Pocahontas is perhaps the most childish slight to date and another example of his arrested development), with scant details about what policies he would actually pursue as President, beyond The Wall, trade wars and other xenophobic obsessions.

    What’s most telling recently is that for someone who claims to have the “best brain” with the “best words” who hires the “best people”, he apparently hasn’t planned ahead whatsoever for a national campaign, compelling the GOP’s national committee to do it for him. Apparently, he still thinks he can tweet his way to the White House.

    Added to recent revelations that he has a habit of stiffing creditors and sub-contractors, the legal issues with Trump U, or his pathetic use of aliases (John Miller, John Barron) with reporters and journalists attempting to burnish his public image, and what you’re left with is the biggest con job since the Wizard of Oz. But at least the Wiz eventually saw the error of his ways and showed contrition. You know that will never happen with Trump, who’s honed his act so well he may even half believe it himself. Hopefully, Lincoln was right and the act won’t fool enough on Election Day.

    Monday, June 13, 2016 at 4:56 pm | Permalink
  5. Jonah wrote:

    As a lover of dogs i’m offended by the choked like a dog comment. If all dog lovers are like me there goes the dog owner vote 🙂

    Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at 6:35 am | Permalink
  6. David Freeman wrote:

    I just meant that it is hard to add a useful comment after your Trump posts because each of his statements can be analyzed pretty thoroughly in a short post leaving little for me to add. I definitely want you to keep writing about him though. It’s important that we be able to forget him after November.

    Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at 9:28 pm | Permalink