Friday, July 29, 2016

Trump the New GOP Standard Bearer: Leading Them Back to the Future

Trump Riding High at this Moment in History

Trump's reaction to the very successful and motivating DNC convention that just ended in Philly highlights.

The DNC National Convention in Philadelphia week was a massive success – political experts on both sides of the aisle have agreed on that. Disaffected Republicans have even openly expressed their jealousy of a convention that painted a hopeful, optimistic picture of America’s future, instead of the hell-scape that Trump and company have tried to portray America as during their gatherings and such. That convention also took in a whopping 17 million more total viewers than the RNC’s show in Cleveland the week before.

These things bothered the thin-skinned Trump so much that he actually distanced himself from his own convention, saying in part just recently: “I didn’t produce our show — I just showed up for the final speech on Thursday.” Wow – and ouch – talk about being disloyal.

There has been plenty of reporting to contradict Trump’s claim that he was hands-off with his convention, but he gets the benefit of the doubt on this one key gaff. But, this year’s DNC was so effective that it would’ve been hard to top in any scenario and most rational folks agree.

But that’s not nearly the end of Trump’s post-DNC meltdown. A bit more:

About Hillary Clinton’s historic and well-received acceptance speech last night, wherein she said: “A man you can bait with a tweet is not a man we can trust with nuclear weapons.” He retorted via tweet as expected:

He whined about Clinton’s address and the positive media coverage that followed. He also went hard after former NY City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who called Trump a “dangerous demagogue” in his speech at the DNC.  Trump referred to the former mayor as “little,” recycling a line he used on former GOP rival Marco Rubio, saying in Iowa that night later on that,  “I wanted to hit a couple of those (DNC) speakers so hard, it would make their heads spin. Especially the little guy.”

That childish outburst continued when he spoke in Colorado when he said, “After watching that performance last night, such lies, I don’t have to be so nice anymore. I’m taking the gloves off. I’m not going to be Mr. Nice Guy.”

This qualifies as the 2016 academy for the “Joke of the Year.” The envelope please. The winner, hands down, is Donald J. Trump. 

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