“I am rubber you are glue, whatever you say bounces off of me and sticks to you.”
That’s about the only childish line Donald Trump hasn’t used in his insult-filled standup routine on Hillary Clinton.
Since delivering the most egomaniacal acceptance speech ever at the Republican National Convention, Trump’s been viciously lashing out in so many directions, the GOP has had no choice but to admit their emperor has no clothes.
But they still support this ranting lunatic who thinks he’s going to rule the world if he can convince us that his own demons are really Hillary’s. His delusions have officially reached Godzilla-like proportions.
CNN quoted some of Trump’s assertions about Hillary at his weekend appearance in New Hampshire…
“She took a short-circuit in the brain. She’s got problems.” “Honestly, I don’t think she’s all there.” “Unstable,” “unbalanced,” and “totally unhinged.” “She’s a liar. She is a horrible, horrible human being.” “She’s incompetent and I don’t think that you can even think of allowing this woman to become president of the United States.”
But days before that, Robert Kagan pointed out “There is something very wrong with Donald Trump” in the Washington Post, including…
“His personality defect would be the dominating factor in his presidency, just as it has been the dominating factor in his campaign. His ultimately self-destructive tendencies would play out on the biggest stage in the world, with consequences at home and abroad that one can barely begin to imagine. It would make him the closest thing the United States has ever had to a dictator, but a dictator with a dangerously unstable temperament that neither he nor anyone else can control.”
Bob Cesca at The Daily Banter compiled 30 excellent examples of Trump’s mean-spirited blather. You can’t read them and still think Trump should be allowed anywhere near Washington.
Trump undoubtedly believes his Hillary attacks are pure genius, as if nobody notices he’s regurgitating his own critics. Yeah, his wife Melania thought nobody would notice her parroting Michelle Obama, either.
Even old pickle-puss Charles Krauthammer thinks there’s a problem, saying Trump…
“lives for the adoration. He doesn’t even try to hide it, boasting incessantly about his crowds, his standing ovations, his TV ratings, his poll numbers, his primary victories. The latter are most prized because they offer empirical evidence of how loved and admired he is.”
NBC reports that Trump’s mental state has become a campaign talking point.
But none of this should be new. Doonesbury cartoonist Gary Trudeau has lampooned Trump and his political ambitions for 30 years, publishing them in July as the book, Yuge! 30 Years of Doonesbury on Trump. The Washington Post ran a sizable sampling.
I’m relieved that election-watchers are finally acknowledging the elephant in the room. It’s a shame they didn’t during the primaries, before it was too late.