Bombastic Donald Trump, the unhinged Republican Presidential candidate, says he’s through listening to advisers or Republicans and boasts he is “without shackles” and will sink anyone who opposes him.
Good. Trump says he, and only he, knows how to run for President and he will so so his own way.
In doing so, he will lose, badly, and take down the shrinking numbers who still think this foul-mouthed, lying miscreant should take America down his destructive path.
Over a weekend that began with release of a videotape that showed the misogynistic Trump bragging about trying to seduce married TV host Nancy O’Dell and claiming that women flock to him because he’s “a star” and can “do anything I want with them,” including “grab their pussy.”
The weekend ended with polls clearly showing Trump losing the second Presidential debate and a growing list of Republican office holders and leaders rescinding their support and calling for him to step down from the GOP ticket.
Using his preferred message medium, Trump used Twitter to declare war on former prisoner of war and current Senator John McCain “very foul-mouthed” and GOP Speaker of the House Paul Ryan “weak and ineffective.”
“They come at you from all sides,” Trump declared, referring to Republicans who have walked away from him. “They don’t know how to win — I will teach them!”
Trump pushes hypocrisy to new depths. His language is lewd and crude, yet he claims those who oppose him talk dirty. Fact checkers of what he says prove he lies more than any candidate on the stump yet he refers to those he opposes as “liars.”
He calls Democratic challenger Hillary Clinton “crooked Hillary” even though he is the candidate fined for violating the civil rights of minorities, faces federal investigations into his foundation, where the state of New York suspended the group’s fundraising for violating the law.
Investigations by USA Today shows Trump stiffs contractors and is being sued by hundreds over bills he never pays. He is losing support in Ohio, a key battleground state for him, after other media reports show him using illegal Chinese steel instead of American product for his buildings.
His “university” turned out to be a Ponzi fundraising scheme under investigation by the New York Attorney General.
He claims to be a “successful businessman,” but he lost close to a trillion dollars in 1995 and has used those losses to avoid paying taxes for 28 years. He is the only major party candidate who refuses to release his tax returns, claiming he can’t because he is “being audited” but the Internal Revenue Service says releasing his returns is not prohibited during an audit.
His list of business failures is growing. The Trump Taj Mahal closed its doors this month. He called it “the eighth wonder of the world.” It was, instead, just another Trump failure.
His shuttle airline crashed in bankruptcy. Dozens of projects announced in grandiose style never materialized. His magazine no longer exists. Neither does his mortgage company or his online reservation operation.
Polls show his support dropping around the country, particularly in the battleground states after his disastrous performance in the first Presidential debate and a constant stream of campaign gaffes that followed — gaffes that his advisers tried to stop.
So let Trump be Trump. The true Trump is out there for all to see and that Trump is a racist con man whose con now exposed.
Trump is finished with less than 30 days before the election on Nov. 8.
No candidate in history has rebounded from a deficit that Trump has and he deservedly sinks deeper into a stinking morass that he, and only he, created.
Couldn’t happen to a more deserving failure.
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