In Columbus, Ohio at a rally today, Donald Trump began talking off the cuff. Now for somebody like me in conservative media, this can be the best of times and the worst of times simultaneously. But he got around to mentioned Bernie Sanders, and it led into this little aside.
Now I have long stated that I don’t think the outcome of the election this fall is in much doubt. Hillary could technically find a way to lose, and events could happen that cause the electorate to turn Trump’s direction, but the Trump campaign itself is just not taking the steps and staying disciplined enough on message to be a viable, winning campaign against the Democrats in November. This clip is just the latest example of that lack of messaging.
If you’re still 95 days out from the election, can someone please explain to me how justifying you’re impending loss is a winning strategy? Does he, or anyone else really believe that a ‘vote for me to stick it to the media and the establishment’ message counts as a reason, and at this point, really about the only reason, to vote for a candidate?
While it is depressing as a Republican to watch your party’s candidate concede in August, I do have to say that at least he was refreshingly honest here, compared to the blitzkrieg of lies that have poured out of Team Hillary since her debacle of an interview with Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday. Brian Fallon, Joel Benenson and John Podesta have all made the rounds to try and Jedi mind trick all of you into believing that Hillary was the only one telling the truth, and all that you saw with Congressman Trey Gowdy and FBI Director James Comey, and the four Pinnochios issued by the Washington Post’s Glenn Kessler? All that is just lies. Trump, God love him, at least is telling the truth here, because that’s the end game if and when he loses in November. He’ll of course blame Republicans that were #NeverTrumpers, but mostly, he will blame the system that was rigged against him. That’s the only place one can go when one has run a flawless campaign, as he claimed to George Stephanopoulos on ABC’s This Week yesterday.