I’m by no means a fan of Mrs. Hillary Clinton – especially after she this week embraced the disgraced Mrs. Debbie Wasserman Schultz in the aftermath of the #DNCLeak by appointing her to serve as the campaign’s honorary chair of a 50-state program – but dammit if the former Secretary of State didn’t hit the nail on the head when she summed up the pettiness of Mr. Donald Trump, and why the country must resist his candidacy, by saying last night during her acceptance speech that “A man who can be baited with a tweet is not a man we can trust with nuclear weapons.”
In that line, Mrs. Clinton painted an indisputable contrast: a demented buffoon and the seriousness that comes with the job of President. Mr. Trump, throughout his candidacy, has been deemed unfit by both Democrats and Republicans: just today, Mr. Joe Scarborough of MSNBC’s ‘Morning Joe’ pleaded with the occupants of the GOP to rescind their endorsement of the New York City real-estate mogul. But Mr. Trump’s mental health has been rarely examined or discussed, and his bizarre behavior is often excused as a reality TV-star who hasn’t yet fully transitioned into a serious politician.
What’s obvious now, even by Mr. Trump’s own admission, is that the candidate we see at well-attended events and on the television news is the President you’ll get – like Mrs. Clinton said in Philadelphia last night, “there is no other Donald Trump.”
Though Mr. Trump’s supporters don’t care about facts and plausibility, the rest of the country, and the world, cares deeply that the Republican presidential nominee is, by definition, demented. It is a fact that someone with such a visible mental health issue is incapable of doing a job that requires profound strategic thinking and decision-making. And because of this fact, his nomination by the GOP was a farce.
But beyond a diminished mental health, also concerning about Mr. Trump is the degree to which hype and hypocrisy defines his presidential campaign. Central to the Trump campaign is the messaging of jobs; more specifically, luring jobs and companies back to America so that Americans can return to work. Yet the actions of Mr. Trump, who appears to be a habitual liar, work against his stated goal.
For example, this week it was revealed that the bombastic billionaire, who often laments about foreigners taking jobs away from Americans, filed temporary visa applications for more than 70 positions at his Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach and the Trump National Golf Club in Jupiter.
Mr. Trump defends this outsourcing decision by claiming an inability to find qualified local labor, though an executive at a Palm Beach staffing agency said he had a database of more 1,300 people who were interested in the type hospitality jobs that Mr. Trump is seeking to fill. This particular instance aside, Mr. Trump also lends his name to a myriad of products that aren’t made in America, chief among them are his high-end suits and ties.
Mrs. Clinton on Thursday night, in a speech that lasted nearly an hour, found time to remark on this fact, saying: “Donald Trump says he wants to make America great again. Well, he could start by actually making things in America again.”
Equal to the hypocrisy is his hype: Mr. Trump said he would get 100% of the black vote, but instead he currently has roughly 1%; Mr. Trump claims he would “bomb the sh*t out of ISIS;” and Mr. Trump last week at his convention stated he alone could fix America’s problems, though he’s already planning to, if elected, have his Vice President, Mr. Mike Pence, act as the country’s CEO, managing the day-to-day in America.
There’s no denying Mr. Trump is a draw; audiences, regardless of their feeling towards him, want to hear and see him; the ratings prove this to be true. But the world of entertainment and business – producing reality televisions show and grandiose properties – is where Mr. Trump should reside and remain, because a residence like the White House is out of his league, and leading a nation with a careful and steady hand is not an act that can be performed when a person is demented and out of their mind.
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