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Sunday, December 10, 2023

Dump Trump before it’s too late

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Bloomington, Illinois, March 13, 2016. REUTERS/Jim Young
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks. (REUTERS/Jim Young)

Sen. John McCain, a Vietnam veteran and Navy pilot shot down over North Vietnam during the war, today said comments by Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump “do not represent the views of our Republican Party, its officers or candidates.”

McCain castigated Trump after he “disparaged a fallen soldier’s parents.  He has suggested that the likes of their son should not be allowed in the United States — to say nothing of entering its service.  I cannot emphasize how deeply I disagree with Mr. Trump’s statement.”

Trump is under increasing fire from Democrats and Republicans for attacking the Muslim American parents of an Army soldier killed in Iraq in 2004.

McCain said of Trump:

While our party has bestowed upon him the nomination, it is not accompanied by unfettered license to defame those who are the best among us.

Trump slammed Khizr and Ghazala Khan after they spoke at the Democratic National Convention.  Their son, Capt. Humayun Kahn, 27, died at the hands of a car bomber in 2004.

Said Khizr Kahn on NBC’s “Today Show” about Trump’s denunciations of he and his wife:

This candidate amazes me — his ignorance. He can get up and malign the entire nation — the religions, the communities, the minorities, the judges. And yet, a private citizen in this political process, in his candidacy for the stewardship for this country — I cannot say what I feel? That proves the point: He has not read the Constitution of this country.

Trump, who is quick to criticize and insult people in speeches, on Twitter and during interviews, does not like it when someone finds fault with his rhetoric.

“Mr. Kahn, who does not know me, viciously attacked me from the stage of the DNS and is now all over TV doing the same,” Trump responded.  “Mr. Kahn, who has never met me, has not rieght to stand in front of millions of people and claims I have never read the Constitution, (which is false) and say many other inaccurate things.”

Others, both Republican and Democrat, have found fault with Trump’s claim to know or understand the Constitution.  He has misquoted the document, claimed ignorance of some of parts of it, and admits he doesn’t “read a lot.”

Trump’s blatant overreaction to comments about him is bringing more dismay from the very Republicans who nominated him just two weeks ago.   They are joining other Republicans like the billionaire Koch Brothers who are withholding financial support to Trump while backing other Republicans.

House Speaker Paul D. Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell expressed support for the Khans and restated their opposition to Trump’s proposed bans on Muslims entering the United States but other Republicans say neither have gone far enough to distance themselves from the GOP Presidential nominee.

More fire has come from the families of 17 other service members killed in the line of duty.  They signed a letter calling Trump’s actions “repugnant” and are demanding an apology.

“I am appalled that Donald Trump would disparage the Kahns,” said Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) who lists herself as a Trump supporter.

Ayotte said that Trump’s claim that “hard work” as a businessman and employment of “tens of thousands” of people were “sacrifices” was a “gall.”

“He had the gall to compare his own sacrifices to shoe of a Gold Star family (a family who has lost someone in combat,” she said.

Former Florida governor Jeb Bush, a Republican candidate for President who lost in the primary, said Trump’s actions are “so incredibly disrespectful of a family that endured the ultimate sacrifice for our country.”

Amazingly, some still think Donald Trump should be President of the United States of America.

Trump is a bigot, a racist, a misogynist, a compulsive liar and a candidate devoid of compassion or a soul.

The time has come to recognize that those who continue to support this madman are too.


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6 thoughts on “Dump Trump before it’s too late”

  1. Sadly, tRump accurately reflects what a great majority of his following feel and think. The leadership of his party doesn’t.

  2. “He can get up and malign the entire nation — the religions, the communities, the minorities, the judges.”

    You can add veterans and firemen to that list also.

    Trump is now claiming the election is rigged against him.

    Donald Trump is an intellectually deficient racist pig and an egomaniacal madman.

    Believe me, OK!

  3. Senator McCain may think that the views of Donald Trump don’t represent those of the Republican party, but I think McCain fails to see what the party has evolved into.Trump and his followers are the party. The party of McCain et al has long since disappeared, and the party of the tea party intransigents and the nastiest of their adherents are the party. The best bet for the future for those former party regulars is for them to turn to the Libertarians and build them into a major presence. Their old party is gone.

  4. These have been people on both sides of the aisle warning about who Trump really is and and what his M.O. for just about everything. But too many people chose not to listen because they wanted to stay within their echo chambers full of ignorance. So this is the in practice result of H. L. Mencken’s quote, “Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard.”

  5. Trump did the country a great service by exposing the Republican Party as so inept and out of touch with reality that they couldn’t offer their constituents a viable candidate for president — and then they proved his point by nominating him.

  6. “The time has come to recognize that those who continue to support this madman are too.”

    Right on Doug!

    You’ve stated it better then I ever could.

    What has happened to the Republican Party?

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