Is Trump playing and telling jokes during his rallies and speeches?
By Roger Caldwell
Special to the Outlook
Inside many jokes is an element of truth, and with Donald Trump, you never know what to believe.
Maybe Donald Trump is a saint sent here to save the White race in America. Or maybe he is a political genius who became a member of the Republican Party to bring them into the 21st century. Or maybe Trump is financially strapped and needs a job to pay his bills.
But the one thing many agree on is Trump is a master salesman. He knows how to stay in the news, and be in the top headline story. Seventy-five percent of Americans despise him, but one of the first things they do each morning is turn on the news to see what Trump has done or said that day or the day before.
While many Americans think Trump is a con man, he is in a position to be one of the most powerful men on the planet. This is no longer a laughing matter because there are only two people running for office of President of the United States, and Trump is one of them. When Trump acts crazy, in all probability, he may be displaying some mental health issues.
It is no accident when Trump calls his colleagues, friends, enemies, and challengers “losers,” which appears to be one of his favorite words in the dictionary. This is being extremely disrespectful, but it appears others are below his level of intelligence, and he is always right. It does not matter if he has studied the topic of discussion or not; he is still right, and it does not matter if he is wrong because he’s able to convince his supporters that he is always right.
In the Trump world, he can say things that are absurd, and sarcastic. He can say whatever he pleases, because he is the official Republican presidential nominee. It does not matter how sick the information coming out of his mouth is, he gets a pass.
Just recently, Trump was giving his absurd solution to mass shootings when he said, “Nope, you won’t see any of this namby pamby criminal justice reform Obama is talking about during a Trump presidency. And you won’t see cops being afraid to gun people down in the streets anymore.”
This is an insane statement to make from anyone with common sense, but when Donald Trump says something crazy, his representatives say he really meant something completely different. Every other day Trump is saying something sick and off base, and he actually believes he is being clever and smart.
It is time for the Republican leadership and party to stop making excuses for Trump’s sick, disrespectful, and ambiguous statements that are reckless and violent. His remarks can be interpreted as appeals to violence and prejudice, and it is time for the national election committee and Republican Party to put an end to this nonsense.
Last week at a campaign event in Wilmington, N.C., Trump crossed the line, and urged an attack on his Democratic rival or on federal judges.
“Hillary wants to abolish, essentially abolish the 2nd Amendment. If she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks. Although the 2nd Amendment people – maybe there is, I don’t know” says Trump. Again, this statement is ambiguous, and it appears to suggest violence.
It is time for this foolishness to end and Trump should get no more passes when he makes idiotic statements. Trump should start saying what he means, and stop being sarcastic and telling jokes. Americans should leave game-playing to children, and running government to adults.