Friday, August 19, 2016

Now Trump Tries the Magic Words

The guy who never apologizes is now trying to apologize.

"His address, delivered at a rally in Charlotte, North Carolina, presented the sort of message Republican leaders have been waiting months to hear. But with 82 days left until the election and early voting only weeks away, even a flawless sprint to the finish line may be too little too late for Trump to salvage his flailing campaign."

"Early in his remarks, the New York businessman nodded at the months he has squandered, acknowledging that his own mouth had hindered his candidacy. “Sometimes in the heat of debate and speaking on a multitude of issues you don’t choose the right words or you say the wrong thing. I have done that,” Trump said to laughter and cheers from his supporters."

“And believe it or not I regret it. And I do regret it, particularly where it may have caused personal pain. Too much is at stake is for us to be consumed by these issues, but one thing I can promise you is this. I will always tell you the truth,” said Trump, who did not specify which words he regrets saying.

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But as Jennifer Rubin says:

"Does Trump regret chisling vets? Lie about releasing taxes? Insulting POWs? Mocking a diabled reporter? Calling Meixcan immigrants rapists?"

It's not as if all that is forgotten because he says in a general and vague way that he's regretful. Regretful of what? Is he sorry Katrina Pierson was on Meet the Press yesterday and claimed Hillary is losing her mind?

Is he sorry that Al Baldasaro keeps saying Hillary should be 'Executed not assassinated?'

Is he sorry he keeps lying about his tax returns? Then release them.

Trump continues to say brazenly absurd things:

"The Republican standard-bearer, who has been chastised by fact-checkers for making an unusual number of false claims in the course of his campaign,went on to say, “Sometimes I can be too honest, Hillary Clinton is the exact opposite: she never tells the truth.” PolitiFact has rated 70 percent of the Trump claims it reviewed as ranging from "mostly false" to "pants on fire," the Pulitzer Prize-winning fact-checking group's harshest rating."

"Trump has struggled to extend his appeal beyond white voters and is often described by poll respondents as “racist,” but on Thursday he continued his attempt to reposition himself as a champion of minorities and a bulwark against intolerance."

“Those who believe in oppressing women, gays, Hispanics, African-Americans and people of different faiths are not welcome to join our country,” he said.

"The New York businessmen also vowed to “reject the bigotry of Hillary Clinton,” a brazen gambit from a candidate who has unapologetically retweeted white supremacists and statistics that inaccurately blame black Americans for more murders than they actually commit."

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This seems to be his way of appealing to diverse groups: pitting them against other diverse groups. He's against oppressing women, gays, and Hispanics if its done by Muslims, but is cool with it from White Christians.

Trump boasts he's Mr. Brexit.

They will soon be calling me MR. BREXIT!"
Judging by the way the post Brexit economy looks, this is not a compliment.

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