Two weeks before the election, and the Donald Trump story keeps rolling on—on toward a catastrophic conclusion. Previously I aimed this series of posts at the comedy surrounding a narcissistic businessman vying for a job requiring real 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 justice is being served where it’s long overdue.
In Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, Donald Trump presented a campaign speech at the place where in 1863 Abraham Lincoln delivered an address calling for unity. Trump’s approach was to appeal to the idea of a corrupt system united against him. Inevitably he wandered off into railing against personal injustices against his own person. His focus on Donald Trump remains front and center in a campaign about national policies:
Trump said the system is “totally rigged and broken” because Clinton has been allowed to run for president, even though he says that she broke “so many laws on so many different occasions.” Trump also implied that what he called rampant voter fraud could cost him the election and said the media was “dishonest.”
“They’re corrupt. They lie and fabricate stories to make a candidate that is not their preferred choice look as bad, and even dangerous, as possible,” Trump said. “At my rallies, they never show or talk about the massive crowd size and try to diminish all of our events. On the other hand, they don’t show the small size of Hillary’s crowds but, in fact, talk about how people are there — very small crowds, you know it, they know it, everybody knows it.”
Media outlets often provide crowd estimates for campaign events by both Clinton and Trump.
Trump also accused media outlets of giving voice to women accusing him of improper behavior or sexual assault without fact-checking their claims, even though in many cases the women have provided the publications with the names of witnesses and others who have supported their accounts.
Donald Trump’s protestations of innocence pale in the light of his previous bragging of such incidents. As of Sunday morning 11 women have accused candidate Trump of improper performance of a sexual nature, some not rising to actionable offenses, others unbecoming of a civilized man. Trump threatens to sue the women making accusations against him, but no such action has been forthcoming in the days since his sexual proclivities became famous through an indiscreet audio recording. I am guessing Donald Trump will never bring these suits, and for a variety of reasons:
- He knows he’s guilty, and there will be the risk of additional exposure.
- He will be elected President and will be able to tell his accusers to go stuff it.
- He will go down in incendiary defeat, and he will have more pressing troubles to address.
Meanwhile, right on schedule, Donald Trump’s journey to self destruction continues, much as I predicted over a year ago. I post here 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.