Friday, August 19, 2016

Trump Wants to Deport Americans Who Fail Ideology Test

Turns out it's not just for immigrants based on what he said on Sean Hannity last night-after his alleged pivot speech.

Brian Beutler:

"On Wednesday night, Trump returned in characteristically Freudian fashion to Sean Hannity’s show on Fox News and announced he would forcibly remove not just immigrants, but citizens from the U.S. if they’re found to have extremist views. “Whether it’s racial profiling or politically correct, we better get smart,” he said.

As Beulter goes on to say, this underscores why Khizr Khan was right to question if Trump has ever read the Constitution. Judging by this proposal, the answer is clearly not.

As Beulter also says in his article, the idea that Trump is a very good politician is shown for the Beltway illusion that it is. Mark Halperin of Bloomberg has gushed over Trump as Beutler chronicles.

But Trump's cratering poll numbers show that all the rules haven't changed and that Trump sure isn't Teflon.

In other news, Paul Manafort goes the way of Corey Lewandowski.

While Trump wanted to turn the page on Manafort, the news on Manafort's lobbying efforts on the part of the Ukraine's Russian leaning President got to be too much.

In still other news, I'm shocked:

"BREAKING on @MSNBC: Fmr. Romney Finance Chair David Nierenberg endorses Hillary Clinton."

But didn't Nierenberg see Trump's pivot last night?

"As a young, first-time voter in 1972, I went with the Democrats. Then, after I began working for Mitt Romney at Bain & Company, and paying high state and federal income taxes, I started voting Republican for president in 1980. Since 1980, I've voted Republican every time except one."

"With Mitt Romney as my first boss and mentor, and knowing well his extraordinary capabilities, I volunteered to be one of his eight original national finance chairs in 2006, working with my friend Meg Whitman."

"For the next six years I worked hard on Mitt's campaigns and helped build a team which raised a record amount of money for him."

"This year, however, watching and listening to Donald Trump's erratic daily bullying, ranting, bragging, scapegoating, and name-calling, my conscience and my three adult children will not let me vote for him."

"Trump is the most dangerous major party presidential candidate in my lifetime, maybe in American history. His character, temperament, and behavior definitely are not presidential. I don't think he's fit to be our president. He speaks positively about foreign dictators and acts like one himself."

"For decades, candidates, including successful business people, have released their tax returns; why does Trump think he shouldn't follow the rules of the game? Defeating him has to be our national priority."

"For these reasons, I have decided to endorse and support Hillary Clinton for president, even though everybody else I will vote for this November will be a real Republican. Hillary Clinton knows her stuff. She is emotionally mature and centered. She respects and enjoys working with people from all backgrounds. She has the diplomatic skills needed to break the gridlock in Washington and lead our country well. America needs a steady hand on the tiller."

"We cannot afford the risk of a man whose temperament and behavior are erratic."

But he pivoted last night! He said he was regretful for something or other. 

Tom Brown's buddy Jason Tyler also seems to be unmoved by the Trump Pivot:

HT: Tom Brown. 


  1. I'm surprised there's not more in the news about the



    1. There should be. But Trump generates so much crazy news...