Well, the first presidential debate didn’t go exactly as Donald Trump planned, even though he (and plenty of “voters” from Russia) claimed otherwise. No matter what you think about Hillary Clinton’s policies, she played Trump perfectly at the Hofstra University debate.
Donald Trump’s achilles heel is the fact that he refuses to ever admit he was wrong about anything. And he doesn’t just change the subject or evade the question the way most politicians do, he doubles and triples-down, insisting he was right about everything from calling Rosie O’Donnell a “fat pig,” to humiliating a young Miss Universe.
The days after the first debate have been even more interesting than the debate itself (which was fascinating), mainly because The Donald continues his “triumphant” rampage. He even says he’s picking up more of the female vote because of the nasty things he didn’t say at the debate. Enjoy the cartoon, then go take a shower, then visit me on Patreon and join me behind-the-scenes.
The Donald Trump speech style seems to be one perpetual political rant with frequent business venture plugs thrown in for good measure. Remember the Trump Steaks press conference? We were recently treated to the promise of a Grand Trump Announcement about his Birther status. The announcement quickly turned into an off-the-cuff advertisement for the brand-new Trump International Hotel in Washington, DC. (And endorsements by a number of Medal of Honor winners thrown in for good measure.)
But wait, there’s more. There’s always more. Trump was definitely, clearly, for certain the first person with the amazing foresight to realize the Chelsea Bombing was, in fact, a bombing. And he wasn’t afraid to announce it as such when everyone else was rushing around trying to do something as silly as confirm the facts. Next stop, get tough! Wait, you don’t understand that policy plan? He’ll say it louder: GET TOUGH!
Meanwhile, tweets broke that George H.W. Bush is planning to vote for Hillary Clinton, one can only hope that The Donald doesn’t treat him with the same patriotic affection as John McCain. Now, sadly, more shootings of unarmed African American men by police will give fodder to Trump’s tough on crime side, with a good chance of more race-baiting. Ugh. Those polls are getting scarier. In the meantime, enjoy the cartoon and be sure to check out what’s happening over on my Patreon page.
It’s been a tough week for Hillary, between her “basket of deplorables” comment and her keeling over from pneumonia on September 11th. (I still, for the life of me, don’t understand why she said “I’m feeling great” about an hour after the keeling-over incident. A normal human may have said something like, “I have pneumonia, not feeling so good but I’m getting better!”)
Rather than focus on the dueling medical reports, I wanted to dive deeper into candidate Clinton’s “deplorable” comment. Her comments sure sounded a little reckless and unwise, but maybe there’s a bigger strategy I’m missing— although, however truthful, it just seemed like a stupid thing to say. Maybe we should take a closer look at who is actually supporting Donald Trump.
The Trump campaign ad that paints a gloriously patriotic, noble vision of his supporters while hammering Hillary misses the fact that if you support a guy who is a racist xenophobe, that kinda’ sorta’ makes you a racist xenophobe. If you support Donald Trump, you’re supporting a guy who has urged protestors to be violently attacked, spoken fondly of internment camps and admires the strength of a petro-state strongman, among (many, many) other things. Enjoy the cartoon, and be sure to visit my Patreon page for more!