Don’t Bump The Trump

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A warning for those who chance to meet a wild Trump coming home late at night, past a graveyard, all alone in a storm: Don’t bump the Trump. [With apologies to Shel Silverstein.]

It’s game on. Self-professed billionaire Donald Trump earlier snatched the campaign torch from the Republican Party by drawing in conservative America’s low-hanging fruit. Full disclosure: it’s something I proclaimed over a year ago could not be done. I was wrong! How wrong? Very, very wrong. I completely failed to take into account Donald Trump’s enlightened immigration policy:

(CNN)Republican frontrunner Donald Trump said Sunday he would overturn a law that grants citizenship to people born in the U.S. and put stricter limits on legal immigration, offering his most detailed account yet of how he would handle a policy issue that has become a cornerstone of his campaign.

That is impressive. He would, among other things, “overturn a law that grants citizenship to people born in the U.S.” This is most impressive, since the law of which he speaks is the 14th Amendment to the Constitution. Undoing an amendment or making any change whatsoever to the Constitution requires approval of the Senate, the House of Representatives, and 2/3 of the states.

Mr. Trump has been additionally adamant:

Donald Trump launched his campaign on a promise to be very, very tough on illegal immigration — and immigrants. He called Mexican immigrants “rapists” and “criminals.” He would later promise to deport every single one of them — even approvingly referencing a controversial 1950s mass-deportation program known as “Operation Wetback.” He has in recent weeks prominently featured victims of crimes perpetrated by illegal immigrants.

Last November, he was specific:

We’ll have a deportation force. You do it humanely. They’re going back to where they came. If they came from a certain country, they’re going to be brought back to their country. That’s the way it’s supposed to be.

I tell you, dear readers, it is so heartening to have a politician, especially a candidate for President of the United States, take a clear stand on a critical issue facing our country and stick by it:

Donald Trump’s campaign suggested Sunday that the Republican presidential candidate is prepared to soften his stance on immigration, though the signal was ambiguous.

Mr. Trump has made a tough stand on immigration a signature issue of his campaign, pledging among other things to create a “deportation force” to rapidly remove some of the country’s estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants.

On Sunday, his new campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, dialed back on that pledge, suggesting the deportation force might not be set up after all. Asked on CNN if Mr. Trump would mobilize this deportation force in the White House, Ms. Conway responded: “To be determined.”

“TBD!” Oh no! The three most treacherous letters in a project plan. How many times have I seen an engineering project sink under the weight of that awful trio! Say it ain’t so, Don. You were the last solid rock in the wandering stream of American politics. And funny, besides.

Yeah, it’s game on. We are going to have more fun between now and November. We can be assured Donald Trump will never fail to entertain us.

Continue reading. And may Jesus have mercy on your soul.

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