Saturday, June 18, 2016
So what's going on in the land of Trump? Well quite a lot actually.
Okay then let's start.
First there is this courtesy of Real Clear Politics:
And then there is this from New York magazine:
The latest Washington Post–ABC News poll finds Trump’s favorability falling 8 points to a piddling 29 percent, while the percentage of Americans holding an unfavorable view of him has increased by 10 to 70 percent.
Gee, I'm just surprised that there are still three out of every ten people in this country who DON'T dislike Donald Trump.
As it turns out a number of the people who don't like him are in his own party.
Courtesy of CNN:
A coalition of Republican delegates is mounting a last-ditch effort to block Donald Trump from obtaining the GOP nomination by pushing for a "conscience clause" that would allow delegates to vote against the presumptive nominee.
Kendal Unruh, a Colorado delegate, organized a call with dozens of other delegates Thursday night to discuss ways to block Trump at the convention. The group, Unruh says, marks the coalescing of disparate "pockets of resistance" -- including backers of Sen. Ted Cruz, Sen. Marco Rubio and Ohio Gov. John Kasich -- which had been opposing Trump with little success.
"This is a coalition of Kasich, Cruz and Rubio (supporters) and we are all agreeing on one goal, which is: Anybody but Trump," Unruh said Friday.
This will probably fail, but the mere fact that there are so many within the party that really despise the Donald is certainly a sign that this convention might be a whole lot more entertaining than we have been led to believe.
But wait, there's more:
-- The chairman of the House Energy and Commerce committee, Fred Upton, said that Trump has “gone off the track.” The Michigan congressman said he has no plans to endorse Trump “or anyone in this race.” “I’m going to stay in my lane,” he said during a radio interview, according to The Detroit News.
-- Richard Armitage, who served as George W. Bush's Deputy Secretary of State, announced he will vote for Clinton. “[Trump] does not appear to be a Republican, he doesn’t appear to want to learn about issues,” he told Politico. “So, I’m going to vote for Mrs. Clinton.”
-- Charles Krauthammer says Trump how shown over the past month that he cannot and will not change. “It’s no accident that Trump’s poll numbers are sliding,” he writes in his column today. Michael Gerson, meanwhile, decries Trump’s flawed character in his column and argues that it is a far worse problem than the first-time candidate's lack of self-discipline.
-- “At this point, I just can’t do it,” John Kasich said on “Morning Joe.” “But we’ll see where it ends up … I’m not making any final decisions yet.”
-- Several more companies have announced this week that they are steering clear of the Republican convention in Cleveland: Wells Fargo, UPS, Motorola, JPMorgan Chase, Ford, and Walgreens Boots Alliance all said they will not be participating despite years of previous support
-- joining Coca-Cola, Microsoft and a host of others refusing to join in Trump’s coronation. (Bloomberg) -- Even Trump’s core supporters are angry with him. Several allies publicly rebuked him yesterday for trying to prevent suspected terrorists from being able to buy guns. Jeff Sessions, Trump's point man on the Hill, declared that congressional Republicans should not take cues from The Donald on the subject. “We’re a co-equal branch of government,” the Alabama senator said.
It's wrong for me to take such pleasure from another person's problems, right?
Well too late.
Now all of that is bad. Really, really bad.
But for my money perhaps the most devastating story concerning Donald Trump that came out this week was not about his political campaign, but rather about his wealth.
And it came from the unlikeliest of sources. Charlie Sheen.
So not only is Donald Trump a TERRIBLE presidential candidate, but he is also a complete fraud. And essentially, according to Charlie Sheen, "Just a bag of dogshit."
Man this popcorn is delicious.