Donald Trump’s implosion difficult to watch

Trump’s increasingly odd, unpresidential behavior 

As the Iowa caucus looms and Ben Carson is gaining momentum, Donald Trump is veering off into a land stranger than OZ.

In a 95-minute tirade in Fort Dodge, Iowa on Thursday, Trump lashed out at the very voters he needs, saying those who believed Carson’s explanations clarifying portions of his autobiography, “Gifted Hands,” in which he admitted having a “pathological temper” as a child, illustrated signs of stupidity of Iowa voters and voters in general, who are beginning to pay close attention to the retired neurosurgeon.

“How stupid are the people of Iowa?” Trump asked. “How stupid are the people of the country to believe this crap?” A master of repetition, he continued, “Give me a break, give me a break — it doesn’t happen that way. It doesn’t happen that way.”

Trump claimed Carson has a “pathological disease” with no cure, comparing it to the incurable mental conditions of child molesters. “A child molester, there’s no cure for that,” Trump incoherently ranted. “If you’re a child molester, there’s no cure. They can’t stop you. Pathological? There’s no cure.”

This was Dr. Carson’s calm response:

Questions arose in August when Trump announced he had fired his longtime friend and campaign advisor Roger Stone. Stone disputed that, saying he quit.

Politico discloses a portion of Stone’s email to Trump:

“I was proud to have played a role in the launch of your presidential campaign. Your message of ‘Make America Great Again’ harkened back to the Reagan era. Restoring national pride and bringing jobs back to America — your initial and still underlying message — is a solid conservative message. In fact, it catapulted you instantly into a commanding lead in the race,” Stone’s email said.

“Unfortunately, the current controversies involving personalities and provocative media fights have reached such a high volume that it has distracted attention from your platform and overwhelmed your core message,” Stone wrote. “With this current direction of the candidacy, I no longer can remain involved in your campaign.”

Try to imagine being an advisor to a billionaire showman who refuses to take advice. No paycheck would be adequate compensation.

9 Responses to Donald Trump’s implosion difficult to watch

  1. Arizona Conservative Guy says:

    Interesting post, since it mirrors my own thoughts. I enthusiastically stood in a long line with thousands of others enduring the intense July heat to hear Donald Trump when he came to the Phoenix Convention Center. Afterward I talked about the experience for days, since his message energized me. Now I wonder what I was thinking. Trump appears to be a victim of his own early campaign success. His ego has nowhere to go. I fear him getting the GOP nomination because his show is collapsing and America can’t survive Hillary.

  2. Sally Forth says:

    Trump’s a big mouth, and has made some major gaffes alienating voting women. His comments about Megyn Kelly and Carly Fiorina–both bright, accomplished women–were uncalled for and actually demeaned him, not them.
    Fortune Magazine points out Donald Trump has a history in this regard:
    http://fortune.com/2015/08/09/trump-insult-women-history/

  3. Hometown Guy says:

    Donald Trump is showing he’s not ready for prime time. Former Cuban dictator Fidel Castro gave rambling and seemingly endless speeches like this. Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez also gave similar incoherent, insulting speeches that went on interminably. In those communist countries the people had no choice but to listen. Here we are free to tune ‘The Donald’ out. Also a previous fan, I have now begun doing so.

  4. azgary says:

    ROFLMAO

    Trump haters are a sad group of hypocrites.

    What would you be saying if obama, hillary, kerry etc…. admited to trying to stab a friend?

    hitting a friend in the face with a padlock?

    hitting their MOM in the head with a HAMMER?

    you would be exclaiming they are nuckin futs, which is exactly what Trump is saying about carson

    and for all you Trump haters who say he cant win and we cant or shouldnt deport illegals:

    POLL: TRUMP SURGES TO 42%…
    http://theconservativetreehouse.com/2015/11/13/reuters-poll-donald-trump-extends-national-lead/

    read it and weep.

    we will deport illegals
    we will secure the border

    and only Trump is not owned by anti-american citizen lobbyist, so he is the only one who will do whats best for AMERICAN CITIZENS.

    Trump 2016
    America For AMERICANS

    • Hometown Guy says:

      I’m neither a hypocrite nor a Trump hater. I’m a realist. Trump has also become a disappointment to me. His clownish manner and blowhardism should embarrass even his most fervent supporters. I’ve recently concluded I’ve been following an egotistical false prophet, who won’t be able to persuasively engage on the international stage since he knows nothing (and cares even less) about getting along with people. He surges and certainly captured my attention because Americans are fed up with illegal immigration, and he was the single candidate who has addressed this massive problem. For that I give him credit. But then he said after deporting the millions of illegals,(how?) he would let “the good ones” back in by putting a door in the wall he claims he’ll make Mexico build. I assume you’re OK with that? How would he determine which illegal was “good”?

      • ZOO says:

        The criteria for exactly who will be ‘let back in’ has yet to be developed. It could be subject to a multitude of requirements including current or revised immigration quotas. I sincerely doubt those guidelines will be disclosed prior to delousing the country of invaders. A grade school student could assess that illegals will be much less resistant to deportation if they have some fantasy about immediately being let back in. Trump is no fool, and there is a method to his strategy.

        There is no other GOP candidate proposing this sweep – they know that doing so will cut of any chance of support by the scum-filled GOPe and the walking feces bags in the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The intentional ‘let them hang around – we can eventually legalize them’ plot of the establishment Republican party is about to come crashing down, and it can’t happen soon enough.

    • Ajo Joe says:

      AMAC, the conservative alternative to the liberal AARP (which endorsed ObamaCare) is taking a poll on Trump. It just showed up in my email today. Since you think polls matter, these are the results so far:
      http://amac.us/poll/?poll=198

  5. Saguaro Sam says:

    HOWEVER,

    Claims that Trump has been making—that GW Bush Knew that a Bin Laden-orchestrated terrorist attack in the US was imminent, yet did nothing—–seems now to have some credible backing.

    As reported today in the British press:
    “. . . President George W Bush’s administration was informed by the CIA during an emergency meeting on July 10, 2001, that a ‘spectacular’ attack on the US was imminent, top former CIA officials said.

    During the meeting, Bush’s National Security Advisor, Condoleezza Rice, was informed Al Qaeda was planning ‘significant terrorist attacks against the United States in the coming weeks or months’.

    That warning was largely ignored prior to the 9/11 attacks months later, former CIA counterterrorism center chief Cofer Black and ex-agency director George Tenet told Politico in an interview.

    Black said the response from Rice and the administration still ‘remains incomprehensible’ to him.

    He said: ‘I mean, how is it that you could warn senior people so many times and nothing actually happened? It’s kind of like the Twilight Zone.’

    In the months leading up to the meeting with Rice, which President Bush did not attend, Tenet and Black created a plan for a covert operation against Al Qaeda and called it ‘the Blue Sky paper.’

    Bush’s national security team responded to the plan with: ‘We’re not quite ready to consider this.’

    Tenet claimed the plan was rejected after it was proposed in May of 2001 in order to avoid creating a paper trail showing the administration had been warned about the impending danger.

    According to Black, Bush’s team ‘just didn’t get’ the threat even though it was ‘very evident that we were going to be struck… We were gonna be struck hard and lots of Americans were going to die’.

    In addition to the July 10 meeting and the ‘Bin Laden Determined to Strike in U.S.’ Presidential Daily Brief that was presented to President Bush on August 6,

    there was at least one more warning.

    In late July, before the president was given the Bin Laden brief that mentioned plane hijacking and named New York City as a possible target, members of the CIA met again to discuss the threat.

    During that meeting, the head of the CIA’s Al Qaeda unit, Richard Blee, said: ‘They’re coming here.’

    The 9/11 attacks happened about six weeks later, leaving more than 3,000 dead and the world changed.”

    (who Can we trust?)

    As an aside, there is much being reported in the British press today regarding Paris. Info that the American media will not cover, out of political correctness.