Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Trump isn't Bothered
I don't always agree with John McCain, the politician. But do I respect the hell out of John McCain, the POW? Of course. You can't not. He looked at a possibility of forever in enemy hands, and he just dealt with it. He stared agony in the face. He lost years off his life.
Donald Trump was a silver-spoon asshole who knows shit about what John McCain went through. Donald Trump's idea that he likes people who weren't captured appalls me--really? Knowing anything about the POW community, would he say that?
He doesn't get it. Veteran Rick Perry is among those who pushed back pretty well on what he said. I think Lindsay Graham also addressed this bullshit pretty well.
But I don't know that Trump will necessarily suffer in the polls, even if I kind of think of him as a fake candidate. I don't know how someone basically craps on captured Vietnam-era vets and still thinks middle-class people, whose families likely have veterans, will have any support for him.
I've basically moved from Donald Trump is a media poser, to he should just go to hell. He might think he can recover from what he said, but that's just crap. Trump is doing this very wrong.
UPDATE: Aaaaand, Trump has given out Sen. Graham's cell phone number during a speech in retaliation for being called a "jackass". This wins him another news cycle. He doesn't play by normal political rules, and it's working. Even if the things getting him attention seem to point directly to a poor temperament for politics.