In just the last two days:
- Donald Trump continues to stoke the ‘Khantroversy’
- Picks fights in two cities with fire marshals
- Kicks a baby out of a rally
- Actually says, “I always wanted to get the Purple Heart. This was much easier,” after a veteran handed the candidate his own at a rally.
And, there was more, like when complaining about the New York Times coverage of his campaign, he said, “They don’t write good.”
If you are still of a mind that The Donald is just a genius media manipulator and this is all part of his everyman, gut-level campaign instinct, here’s another one:
He is now a supporter of House Speaker Paul Ryan’s primary opponent in the August 9 partisan primary.
But, wait! There’s more! And, this is still in just the last two days.
The president of the United States, said today, from the White House, as a foreign leader looked on, that Donald Trump is “unfit to serve as president.” Just read Chris Cilizza’s post on this. Big statement from a sitting president, especially in a non-campaign setting.
Where does this all end? Here are a few random thoughts:
- Trump is certifiable and completely melts down before November. Even Reince Priebus throws in the towel. (Some are saying today that this is already in process.) The GOP basically gives up on him and does whatever they can to salvage the Senate.
- Trump actually brings America together. What if putting out the Trumpster Fire becomes a bi-partisan, national love-fest. Does a late-2016 Era of Good Feelings last into an HRC presidency in 2017 – and some stuff in Washington actually gets done?
- Trump’s ripping apart of the GOP gets the political class in D.C. thinking that campaign finance reform doesn’t sound so bad. Maybe a system where pure wealth grants instantaneous political credibility and money absolutely equals free speech isn’t such a good thing. Think about it. One rich guy – and granted he’s got some media chops – totally rapes and plunders a major American political party.
- The so-called ‘Conservative Movement’ and its party, the GOP, are further fractured (see: Party, Tea) due to their Frankenstein monsters of talk radio, anti-science and damn the facts arguments and coddling of capital at any price.
Donald Trump has already proven he’s not capable of being president. It’s actually becoming inconceivable that he could could ever win this election.
Here’s to hoping that there are enough civic-minded, old-school Republicans left in America to say, “Enough.”