In the last 36 hours, Republicans have been tossed softball after softball, but their nominee has missed every ball and instead has slammed himself in the face with the bat. Repeatedly. Almost like it is his job.
Things continue to get worse every time Trump opens his mouth. Trump has continued his praise of former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, reminded us all of his anti-Semitic Star of David tweet, and has conveniently ignored Hillary Clinton.
If this were any other candidate, they would simply get on stage and say “Hillary Clinton is a liar, she is a criminal, and the Obama administration is proud to support that culture of lawlessness”.
Instead, this is what we got (thank you to Ben Jacobs of The Guardian and others for live-tweeting his speech tonight so I could give my brain cells a break):
Trump is now saying he talked about Saddam Hussein because he can’t talk for that long about “Crooked Hillary”
— Ben Jacobs (@Bencjacobs) July 6, 2016
Trump: Nobody watches MSNBC but I hear they are better than CNN — Ben Jacobs (@Bencjacobs) July 6, 2016
Trump is now complaining that Dan Scavino didn’t leave the Star of David tweet up — Ben Jacobs (@Bencjacobs) July 6, 2016
BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE. Trump does actually bring up Hillary Clinton.
Now Trump is complaining that Clinton made an issue of the Star of David tweet because “she wanted to get off the FBI” — Ben Jacobs (@Bencjacobs) July 6, 2016
Trump: “I gotta give [Clinton] credit,” 1 thing she has done successfully is “get out of trouble” when anyone else would “have been in jail” — Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) July 6, 2016
See, he does hate her. No way he is just absolutely bonkers.
Oops, nevermind. He just had to prove me wrong:
Trump just said he wants Don King to speak at his convention. Don King is a convicted killer.
— John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) July 6, 2016
If you choose to support Trump, that is absolutely your prerogative, but he has proved tonight (and pretty much every night) that he is absolutely and certifiably insane.