Three weeks until the election, and the Donald Trump story keeps rolling on—on toward an inevitable conclusion. Previously I aimed this series of posts at the humor surrounding a narcissistic businessman vying for a job that requires character. Now I’m leaving the high road and will be calling things as they are.
As a reminder, self-obsessed billionaire Donald Trump earlier snatched the campaign torch from the Republican Party by scooping up conservative America’s low-hanging fruit. Full disclosure: it’s something I proclaimed over a year ago could not be done. I was wrong! Wrong I was, though it is becoming clear by the hour that more than a personal train wreck is headed our way.
Candidate Trump’s response to revelations into his life have become increasingly bizarre, if that is possible. Alas, poor Melania, his loyal wife. She’s now going where even The Donald cannot—before the TV cameras to defend that which cannot. Screen shots from ABC World News Tonight with David Muir (17 October) relate a distressing tale. Here are the pictures. The first is above.
To put this into perspective, Melania Trump is telling Anderson Cooper (from a CNN clip) about the audio recording 11 years ago that features Billy Bush (NBC) and Donald Trump discussing the rewards of fame and success. Trump is exceptionally graphic and forthcoming in his description. He tells Bush that being rich and famous allows him to grab interesting women by the pussy and get away with it. Melania dismisses this as just “boy talk.” She alludes (outright asserts?) that Bush egged Trump on, coaxing him to say these things. This flying in the face of what is obvious. Donald Trump volunteered his experiences without any egging from Bush.
Next we see Donald Trump at a campaign rally, loudly pronouncing there is voter fraud. Next he is telling us the election is rigged.
On this point Donald Trump is correct. It is rigged. And I was part of the rigging. This is how it came about.
As primary voting in Texas approached, it was apparent Hillary Clinton would get the votes in Texas. We decided we didn’t need to worry about Clinton’s getting the nomination, and we decided to concentrate on her winning the election in November. What was obviously necessary was to ensure Donald Trump was the Republican nominee.
On 1 March Barbara Jean and I got ourselves to the polling place and cast our ballots in the Republican primary for Donald Trump. Then we continued with our daily chores of canceling our cable TV service and purchasing Internet-enabled Blu-ray players to watch TV on the Internet. Which is how I was able to get these ABC News screen shots.
And that’s all that was necessary to rig the election. Make sure Donald Trump got the nomination. Our scheme is succeeding beyond our wildest expectations. Thank you, Mr. Trump. It’s the nicest thing anybody’s ever done for me. Thank you very very very much.
At this point the story turns dark, as ABC interviews a fervent Trump supporter. He, also, sees the inevitable. And he knows what needs to be done. He proclaims he will do everything in his power to take her out (Clinton). He says, “Even if I have to be a patriot, I will.” Oops! We know what that means. Patriot is code for militant. This individual, and possibly others, is considering violent action to obtain what cannot be accomplished by democratic means.
This is something I previously commented on:
It’s difficult for me to imagine so large a collection of American humanity marching in this lock-step manner. Is this a structure that existed BT (before Trump), or is the Trump campaign an incredible crystallizing agent? All accounts point to a Trump debacle in three weeks, and his following will begin to cast about for a root cause, for targets of blame. It will be interesting to watch. Not beautiful, but interesting, nonetheless.
In conclusion, I will post the signature banner for this series:
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.]
In the meantime, I have this to say. Thank you, Mr. Trump. It’s the nicest thing anybody’s ever done for me.Thank you very, very, very much!
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.