Trump on not turning down election donations:
“It’s hard for me to turn down money because that’s what I’ve done in my whole life; I grab and grab and grab. You know I get greedy. I want money, money. Now we’re going to get greedy for the United States — we’re going to grab and grab and grab.”
Mitt Romney on Donald Trump:
Mr. Trump is directing our anger for less than noble purposes. He creates scapegoats of Muslims and Mexican immigrants. He calls for the use of torture. He calls for killing the innocent children and family members of terrorists. He cheers assaults on protesters. He applauds the prospect of twisting the Constitution to limit First Amendment freedom of the press.
This is the very brand of anger that has led other nations into the abyss.
Here’s what I know. Donald Trump is a phony, a fraud. His promises are as worthless as a degree from Trump University.
He’s playing the members of the American public for suckers. He gets a free ride to the White House and all we get is a lousy hat.
His domestic policies would lead to recession. His foreign policies would make America and the world less safe
When Trump said, “I love the poorly educated!”, a lot of people nodded their heads and said well, of course, as if the educated could ever be taken in by Donald. However, when hearing Romney describe Trump, I couldn’t help but think that his appeal to the Republican voters is not because they’re an unenlightened mob who don’t know better; Trump appeals because he IS America.
When you listen to Romney describe him and talk about “the bullying, the greed, the showing off, the misogyny, the absurd third grade theatrics”, it’s easy to see him as the United States in human form. When Trump talks, his hype sounds appealing; his reality, however, is a long way from it. Just like the USA itself, he lauds freedom while using coercion and force to get his own way, mocking and belittling any critics.
When Romney says that Trump does have some good ideas, we learn that his good ideas consist of wanting to “repeal and replace Obamacare” and bringing jobs home from China and Japan. Yes, forcing people to have healthcare is a terrible, terrible thing – un-American. Romney goes on to tell us that Trump’s prescriptions for doing these things are – like the USA – “flimsy at best”. Romney adds a rather strange notion that businesses can’t be punished into doing what you want.
Businesses can’t be punished into doing what you want, but poor people that’s another story altogether.
So when Trump says that he wants to make America great again and that he wants to start winning, he’s talking to an audience who’ve been listening to that same sort of rhetoric for generations. When he tells them that he’s intelligent and clever and smart and successful and a winner and a really, really swell guy, his audience has been conditioned to believe that money equals value equals intelligence equals being worthwhile and if you’re all those things, well, you should have power too and it’s those pesky intellectuals and unions and welfare people and immigrants who are keeping the country back. If his delivery is more over the top, that’s because he’s real, he’s passionate and he’s not one of those politicians, why he’s one of us. He even stumbles on his words sometimes because he’s not a slick, well-oiled salesmen like those Washington guys. Yay, Donald, let’s have a beer and toast you becoming President.
Ku Klux Klan endorsement? Well, it’s a free country and while those guys are just a bit misguided but, hey, don’t they love America and why should he tell them that they can’t support him.
He admires Vladimir Putin, but calls George W. Bush a liar and mocks John McCain. Well, wasn’t McCain the sort of loser who got caught by the Viet Cong, and lost to that guy who isn’t even American and is now in the White House trading away our country. We don’t like losers like that, we like winners and until we have the right man in charge, then Putin will be a winner and there’s something that you admire about winners.
Bankrupcies, failed marriages? What are you talking about? They’re not a sign of being a loser. No, remember Trump is the man who took his father’s fortune and managed to turn into well, nearly as much money as if he’d put it in the bank on fixed deposit.
No, being a loser is when you’re not Donald Trump. Or the USA. And if anyone beats them, they’ll take it squarely on the chin and complain that the game was rigged, and unless they play by their rules, it’s all wrong and their rules clearly state that unless they win there’s something wrong with the game.