A man who can be baited with a tweet shouldn’t be in control of our nuclear codes. Hillary has said this many times.
Can Trump be baited? Hillary invited Mark Cuban, an outspoken critic of Trump, to sit in the front row at the debate. Trump’s response? He has invited Gennifer Flowers, a women who had an affair with then Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton, to sit next to Cuban.
The general response among women voters to Trump’s choice has not been positive. Gennifer Flowers became the number one trending subject on Twitter and women who support Trump remain strangly silent. Women who support Clinton are calling it a fatal mistake.
We already know that Donald Trump gets graded on a curve. Apparently, he doesn’t have to know much about the details of foreign or domestic policy. He doesn’t have to know much about history. He may not even be expected to tell the truth. For the Presidential debates, all he has to do is avoid getting baited, losing his temper and failing to look Presidential. That’s basically it. Just don’t have a meltdown in front of millions.
So here we are two days before the debate, and Trump counters Clinton’s invitation to Mark Cuban by inviting Gennifer Flowers. Trump’s choice seems petty, typically mean-spirited and worst of all, it does not seem remotely Presidential. Women voters, many of which have stories of their own, are simply not going to like this one bit. And not just because Hillary went through a long struggle to keep her marriage together. Voters in general are not going to like this because they would actually like to see policy from Trump. Something that has to do with their lives and the futures of their families. Instead, he’s giving them another headline grabbing side show.
Hillary: Mark Cuban
Trump: Gennifer Flowers
Millions of women: *big frown*
Hillary: Checkmate #ImWithHer
— Fight4Hillary (@EndTrumpsHate) September 24, 2016
Today, Sunday, September 25th, a full day later, Trump’s Campaign is saying that the campaign didn’t officially invite Flowers to the debate, the candidate “unofficially” did. They had all day and night Saturday to come to this conclusion, but it seems to me they likely had their finger in the wind, waiting to see if pissing off millions of women was a good idea or not. Apparently, its not.
This is hardly a positive outcome, adding indecisiveness and lack of forethought to Trump’s list of failings. Plus, the great media mastermind is effectively telling the world that his campaign makes the decisions, not him.
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