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Clay Bennett
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After the “Fury in Missouri” debate it is clear that Trump cannot control his own mouth. Threatening to throw Clinton in jail may play well with his angry supporters, but it makes him look more like a tin-pot dictator than an actual presidential candidate. And it has legal experts, including Republican prosecutors and former Justice Department attorneys, appalled.

Trump excused his bragging about sexually assaulting women as “locker room talk”, scores of professional athletes disagreed. For example, Oakland A’s pitcher Sean Doolittle said “As an athlete, I’ve been in locker rooms my entire adult life and uh, that’s not locker room talk.”

And what was it with the sniffles again? That’s twice now. Someone asked Carrie Fisher, known for her former drug addictions, and she responded that Trump is “absolutely” a coke head. That could explain a lot.

Meanwhile, Republican politicians are running away from Trump in droves and the GOP cut off funding for Trump. Even his vice presidential running mate Mike Pence cancelled a fundraiser scheduled for the day after the debate, while some Republicans are pressuring him to quit the ticket entirely.

But maybe the stupidest thing Trump said was to challenge the media to find more video dirt on him. The last person who did that was Gary Hart, who was quickly taken out of the presidential race.

May the same thing happen to Trump.



  1. Hassan wrote:

    Why was there no sniffing during primaries, I think he does not have stamina to talk longer than 20 seconds without taking deep breath.

    Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at 7:53 am | Permalink
  2. Mountain Man wrote:

    Heaven forbid Trump should back out of the race. Anybody else would have a better chance against Clinton and none of the previous Republican options were much better than Trump – they were just less noisily obnoxious. I mean is there a meaningful difference between Donald Trump and Ted Cruz or Chris Christie?

    Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at 8:05 am | Permalink
  3. Wildwood wrote:

    I agree Mountain Man. I don’t want him out of the race.

    Hassan, I keep wondering about the sniffing as well. He exhibits some of the signs of coke use, but not all. He might be using to keep his energy up.

    Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at 8:31 am | Permalink
  4. Wildwood wrote:

    I just read that he has bounced back up in the polls. What is wrong with this country?

    Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at 3:58 pm | Permalink
  5. Iron Knee wrote:

    I haven’t seen any polls like that.

    Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at 5:36 pm | Permalink
  6. Cathy M wrote:

    Someone on Daily KOS mentioned his sniffing is probably a nervous tic – that makes sense.. you notice it most when he’s saying something nasty or that he thinks is momentous.

    Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at 6:07 pm | Permalink