Donald Trump once boasted he could shoot someone and not lose any followers, but shooting off his own mouth has earned him some serious backlash. My new hobby is watching Trump get attacked on all sides.
For the Democrats, Elizabeth Warren, aka “Pocahontas” to Trump, leads the charge. In New Hampshire she called Trump a “thin-skinned, racist bully” and a “small, insecure money-grubber.” In DC, Warren labeled Trump a “loud, nasty, thin-skinned fraud” and a “wannabe tyrant.” And she’s just warming up.
Obama criticized with a broad brush “politicians who tweet,” “yap” and have a “dangerous” mindset and “loose talk and sloppiness” when discussing terrorism.
Hillary is trying stay out the mud, but has warned,” Be afraid, be very afraid,” of Trump’s foreign policy ideas. And that electing Trump would be a “historic mistake.” His ideas “aren’t just different, they’re dangerously incoherent… bizarre rants, personal feuds and outright lies. He is not just unprepared, he’s is temperamentally unfit to hold an office that requires knowledge, stability and immense responsibility.”
Trump even managed to go too far with the NRA. After Trump lamented that the victims in the Orlando attack weren’t armed to take out the terrorist, the NRA now insists alcohol and firearms don’t mix (since when?) and that Trump’s opinion “defies common sense.”
By managing to sound nuttier than the NRA’s CEO, Wayne LaPierre, Trump has actually forced the NRA to grow up a little. It tweeted: “Our position is no guns for terrorists — period.”
Nice try, NRA, but too little, too late. Thanks to you, assault weapons are everywhere, readily available, and the preferred tool of homegrown terrorists.
Even some GOP convention delegates are on an “Anybody but Trump” drive, pushing for a “conscience clause” so they won’t have to vote for Trump.
Meanwhile, Paul Ryan and other GOP leadership meekly let Trump tell them to “be quiet” so he can win the election on his own. Their acquiescence in letting that maniac try to take over the country amounts to treason.
I predict that Trump will go down. Maybe not at the convention, but surely after he debates Hillary. She’ll coolly cut him to shreds with facts and policies that make sense, and the touchy orange buffoon will respond with more empty, hyperbolic boasting and personal insults, like an ape hurling verbal feces. It’s Trump’s schtick, and that’s all he’s got.