Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Trump Had To Pick Between Boring Or Unhinged


This really happened on TV Sunday night-- while Trump and Pence sat in chairs from the set of BRAVO's end of the season wrap-up of The Shahs of Sunset:
Donald Trump: Now look, we are going to get rid of ISIS, big league. And we're going to get rid of 'em fast. And we're going to use surrounding states. We're going to use NATO, probably. And we're going to declare war. It is war. When the World Trade Center comes tumbling down, with thousands of people being killed, people are still-- I have friends that are still...

Lesley Stahl: But we did go to war, if you remember. We went to Iraq.

Donald Trump: Yeah, you went to Iraq, but that was handled so badly. And that was a war-- by the way, that was a war that we shouldn't have entered because Iraq did not knock down--excuse me...

Lesley Stahl: Your running mate...

Donald Trump: Iraq did not...

Lesley Stahl: ...voted for it.

Donald Trump: I don't care.

Lesley Stahl: What do you mean you don't care that he voted for?

Donald Trump: It's a long time ago. And he voted that way and they were also misled. A lot of information was given to people.

Lesley Stahl: But you've harped on this.

Donald Trump: But I was against the war in Iraq from the beginning.

Lesley Stahl: Yeah, but you've used that vote of Hillary's that was the same as Governor Pence as the example of her bad judgment.

Donald Trump: Many people have, and frankly, I'm one of the few that was right on Iraq.

Lesley Stahl: Yeah, but what about he...

Donald Trump: He's entitled to make a mistake every once in a while.

Lesley Stahl: But she's not? OK, come on...

Donald Trump: But she's not...

Lesley Stahl: She's not?

Donald Trump: No. She's not.
They should have had Reza or Golnesa playing the piano in the back 

Much of the rest of the interview was about whether or not Pence should be calling the Democratic nominee "crooked Hillary" or not. Stahl also asked Trump how he's going to put some pizzazz into the convention. "You're a showman," she asserted. "What are you going to do to keep it from being a snooze-o-rama, as some have happened." Trump already knew he was stuck with an old underpants model and Scott Baio so he downplayed it slightly. "Well, I think we're gonna have an exciting time. We've got some wonderful speakers. We have some very talented people. My family's gonna speak." And so are the general manager of the Trump Winery and his children's executive assistant. Former U.S. Senator Gordon Humphrey (R-NH) seemed to be enjoying the convention well enough, until he started yelling that "This is not a meeting of the RNC; this is a meeting of brownshirts." At that point Ken Cuccinelli threw his credentials on the floor, maybe as an indication that people should not be insulting brownshirts. Then the Iowa and Colorado delegates walked out of the convention. I guess you can call that pizzazz. Better that Chachi.

Or maybe Trump though pizzzzazzz meant unhinged, off-the-rails hate speeches by a demented Rudy Giuliani and a crackpot former general. Not to mention an example of how the Trump family itself steals and cheats in everything it does. The Republican officials and former officials who stayed away from this lunatic convention-- from Mitt Romney, the Bush family, McCain, Flake and Ayotte, to just petrified and cowardly little-known congressmen like Cresent Hardy (R-NV)-- are all looking especially savvy today, don't you think? Think Mike Pence might be second-guessing himself about now?

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