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.
The Great Train Wreck of 2016 is grinding to conclusion, and what could turn out be indicative of the final stages played out on the national stage last night. At the final presidential debate, held in Las Vegas, both candidates were asked the same question about the Supreme Court. This was the opening question, and these were the candidates’ opening remarks of the debate. In true form, candidate Trump immediately went off the rails, confusing personal issues with national priorities. From the debate transcript provided by The Washington Post:
WALLACE: Mr. Trump, same question. Where do you want to see the court take the country? And how do you believe the Constitution should be interpreted?
TRUMP: Well, first of all, it’s great to be with you, and thank you, everybody. The Supreme Court: It’s what it’s all about. Our country is so, so it’s just so imperative that we have the right justices.
Something happened recently where Justice Ginsburg made some very, very inappropriate statements toward me and toward a tremendous number of people, many, many millions of people that I represent. And she was forced to apologize. And apologize she did. But these were statements that should never, ever have been made.
Apparently, when the candidate senses a personal slight, this becomes the matter foremost in his mind. Self-absorption is so defined.
For the record, Justice Ginsburg apologized for commenting on such a matter during a political campaign.
Meanwhile, right on schedule, Donald Trump’s path to self destruction continues, much as I predicted over a year ago.
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.]
Enjoying my excursion into schadenfreude, 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.