We've been watching this train wreck of a candidate for weeks now, trying to understand the TGOP's fascination for him. Some explanations are that people are angry; that people want someone to "tell it like it is;" that a segment of our population actually likes egomaniacal blowhards and believe they'd make great leaders. (Benito Mussolini comes to mind.) He's a hot mess of contradictions and lies, telling America and the world that Mexicans are criminals, drug dealers, and rapists, but then saying he assumes SOME are good people. Just some. And he LOVES THEM, he really loves Mexicans! Y'know the Mexicans he gives a fat juicy wet kiss of love to, then slanders. This is how the TGOP hopes to gain the trust and respect of the Latino and Hispanic communities? People actually think Trump is a smart guy; the sort of smart guy whose outrageous racist remarks are killing the Republican Party.
Trump lied about the 20,000 people who attended his appearance in Arizona. The venue where it was moved to, the North Ballroom of the Phoenix Convention Center ,holds only 4100 people.
Keep it up Trumpy. You think your lead in the GOP polls means that the country is with you?
You are the most disliked GOP candidate. Good luck and please, please, please, keep flying your freak flag, Donnie, your 15 minutes of shame will soon be over.
As a reminder, here are two other TGOPers that were wildly popular with that crowd and whom that crowd claimed the liberals feared. Where are they now?
Martin Longman at Ten Miles Square blog...:
"I’ve spent 10 years trying to convince you that this is exactly what the Republican Party has become. But I couldn’t get people to shun the GOP the way they are suddenly shunning Donald Trump and the Confederate Flag.
Milbank is right. Trump didn’t invent any of this. He’s just exploiting it in a way that’s a little more obvious than the way that Rick Santorum and Lindsey Graham and Sarah Palin and Mike Huckabee and Ted Cruz have been exploiting it.
If the GOP thinks they are better or even substantially different from Trump, they’re simply mistaken. He’s giving the people what they have been conditioned to want...