The more Trump’s campaign evolves, the more it stays the same.
It didn’t take long after reorganizing his campaign and even sorta kinda apologizing for the stupid and hateful things he has said, that Trump put his foot firmly in his mouth again. “With one arrogant boast, Donald Trump stumbled into a perfect Hillary Clinton trap.” He boasted that if elected he would win 95% of the African-American vote in 2020, and asked blacks “What do you have to lose? You’re living in poverty. Your schools are no good. You have no jobs.”
There are two problems with this boast. First, most African-Americans (not counting those who are in school or are retired) have jobs and are not living in poverty. But I guess Trump would not be aware of that. So while trying to appeal to blacks, Trump instead insulted them.
Even worse, there is plenty for blacks to lose, and by asking the question he gave Hillary Clinton’s campaign an opening to discuss the answer. They responded:
Donald Trump asks what the African American community has to lose by voting for him. The answer is everything, from a man who questions the citizenship of the first African American President, courts white supremacists, and has been sued for housing discrimination against communities of color. Trump painting the entire community as living in poverty with no jobs continues to show he is completely out of touch with the African-American community.
Donald Trump has a long and well-documented history of practicing discrimination and racism. Expect this to be pointed out repeatedly now.
The apple does not fall far from the tree of his father Fred Trump.
Well, I see I was being far too generous last week when I gave the “new and improved”, restrained and teleprompted Trump a whole week to stay on message and keep his eyes on the prize. True to form, he’s apparently back to being the top twit on Twitter again, engaged in a new pissing contest with his old buddies, Joe and Mika, who have done an about-face on their former ratings fav since the primaries. http://money.cnn.com/2016/08/22/media/donald-trump-morning-joe-mika/index.html
Now I don’t know or care whether Joe and Mika have their own thing going on the side. That’s their business. Nor does it much matter that their integrity took a major hit with me upon hearing their off-mike suck up to Trump several months ago.
http://harryshearer.com/le-shows/february-21-2016/ (begins @21:25) They do still bring around some of better and more diverse guests and pundits of all the morning gabfests, IMO.
What’s more revealing here is Trump has proven himself once again, and for the umpteenth time, to be hopelessly incapable of self-control and unable to rise above the fray to demonstrate even an ounce of the mature leadership qualities we should expect of a candidate for the most powerful office on the planet. He just can’t let the slightest criticism slide. It’s not just that he flip-flops on practically every issue. His entire campaign is a flop and the only question now is how many other Republicans up for election will be circling the drain with him as we approach the big day. If there’s any divine justice out there, Repos will pay a heavy price at the polls for taking the “party of stupid” (to paraphrase Bobby Jindal) to dizzying new lows. And hopefully, the longer Ryan, McDonnell et. al. continue to support, if not technically “endorse” him (whatever the hell the difference is), the steeper the price will be.