The whiny, unfocused child that is Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump lost any long-short chance to become the next leader of America this week when he returned to his blustering self in a rant against immigrants and just about anyone who wants to make the United States their home.
Ramio Pena, a Baptist pastor from Texas emailed the Republican National Committee Thursday, telling them Trump would lose the election and called his newly-formed Hispanic Advisory panel a “scam.”
Several members of the panel resigned Thursday after Trump’s blistering tirade against Mexican immigrants and others who came to this country from other nations.
“For the last two months he said he was not going to deport people without criminal records. He actually said that he was going to treat undocumented immigrants without criminal records in a humane and compassionate way,” Alfonso Aguilar, president of the Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles group, told CNN. “I feel disappointed and misled.”
Trump, in one of his carnival sideshow rallies, said he, as President, would only “admit those into our country who share our values and love our people.”
“We were hoping for some glimmer of the Donald Trump that we met with a week and a half ago, but it never came,” said Texas attorney Jacob Monty, another member of the Hispanic advisory panel who quit after Trump’s speech.
Trump apparently listened to alt-right aides like campaign “CEO” Stephen Bannon, recruited from the tabloid right-wing website Breitbart News.
Alarm bells rang at the RNC headquarters in Washington after the speech, where GOP leaders were already nervous about the ever-increasing number of Republicans who are publicly walking away from Trump. Many of them say they will actually vote Democratic — for Hillary Clinton
The plan to get to 270 electoral votes remains unclear. The battleground state deployment plan is a work in progress. Money from big donors is slowing to a trickle. And aides are confused about who’s calling the shots.
Donald Trump’s campaign is teetering, threatening to collapse under the weight of a candidate whose personality outweighs his political skill. And now, with 22 days until the start of early voting, the GOP nominee is running short on his most precious commodity: time.
In other words, Trump’s run is effectively over. It ended on a stage in Phoenix Wednesday night.
Says former Texas Representative Pete Gallego:
What they tell me is far more significant. It’s ‘He doesn’t like us.’ Their view is that the only way they can defend their families is to make sure Donald Trump doesn’t get elected.
Trump’s rampant racism, bigotry, hate and misogyny may win votes from the far-right fringe that currently controls the Republican party but it cannot draw a majority of votes from the more diverse factions that make up American at the national level.
For a brief bit, Trump seemed calm during his meeting with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto but was it that or the actions of a coward? Writes Charles M. Blow of The New York Times:
Donald Trump is the internet troll of presidential politics. When he’s securely removed from the objects of his scorn, he’s tough as nails; when he’s in their presence, he quivers like a bowl of Jell-O.
Such is the way of a bully.
Furthermore, when he is surrounded by supporters who cheer his base nature, he amplifies the enmity. When the applause of hostility is out of earshot, he tones down his vitriol to a whimper.
He is not only a bully, it seems to me, but also something of a coward, who lacks the force of his convictions — or who lacks basic convictions at all. He seems to be simply playing to the audience, whatever that audience may be. He’s amenable to the mood of any particular room.
If Trump wants to come up with an immigration plan that makes sense, we’d suggest one that deports him and his former nude model and current trophy wife to somewhere far away where we can’t see or hear from him ever again.
That would make America great again.
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