Saturday, July 30, 2016

Trump Again Gives Foes the Knife to Gleefully Stick Him With - ABC News

      They got him again. Pressing Donald Trump to respond to the emotional denouncement by a Muslim Gold Star Father at the DNC, media got him to say something stupid.
       (Now I didn't see anyone pressing Mrs Clinton on the mother of a Benghazi victim who spoke out at the RNC in a similar way, but Mrs. Clinton sticks to the script.)
       Instead Mr. Trump bit and said he had made sacrifices too. Rhetorically you don't win the battle against Gold Star parents. He also criticized the mother for not speaking, suggesting it was about subservience.
        The Khans will now be useful to the Clinton campaign for days to come.
         Donald Trump to Father of Fallen Soldier: 'I’ve Made a Lot of Sacrifices' - ABC News

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yes, Trump walked right into this one and handed the Dems a gift on a silver platter. Best to have skipped this fight entirely, but his ego is to big to pass up the chance. Manafort needs to have a chat with Donnie.

Anonymous said...

Trump the Phony! He says he knows more about ISIS than the Generals in the armed forces. Guess he learned his military strategy while sitting out the Vietnam War on a deferment. What a fool. Keep talking Trump, this is worth a 2-3 point bump for Clinton!

Anonymous said...

No Jeff, the Pants suited criminal doesn't "stick to the script", the Dannie people who are interviewing her stick to the script. Otherwise, it's no talkie with the queenie. How long has it been since she had a press conference? Even our local hero will admit, it was last year. Maybe if media would contribute a hooker or at the very least make a contribution to the Clinton Foundation.

hermit thrush said...

media got him to say something stupid.

jeff i know you have no ideological core and aren't a real republican, but good lord whatever happened to the party of personal responsibility? the media didn't get trump to say something stupid. he did that all on his own. own up to it.

Anonymous said...

It's outrageous that the headline isn't "Trump Fends off Muslim attacks". You have all these idiots saying Trump can't compare his sacrifices to those of a gold star parent. Trump is simply pointing out his sacrifices, he did not say his are equivalent.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like the same thing he did with our hero McCain. Trump came out on top with that one and he did in this case too. Sensible people and people with good taste, do not want to hear people bragging about their heroism or sacrifices. They don't want to hear people attempt to use their sons death for political leverage. Good decision for Trump to take these fools head on.

Anonymous said...

9:06, if you think Trump came out on top with his ridiculous comparison of sacrifice the only fool is you.

If Trump was made to take "I" out of his vocabulary we'd never hear him speak anywhere ever again. This guy is a cartoon.

Anonymous said...

10:57, if you think a comparison was made, the only fool is you. Trump defended the accusation that he has made no sacrifices for his country. It is the parents who look small for trying to leverage their sons death to insult a great American like Trump.

Trump could have done the-Kennedy-thing and lived off his trusts, while doing drugs, drinking to excess, and raping and drowning women. He could have used his power like Clinton did, to sexually harass women. Instead he chose to be a productive member of society, building great things and employing tens of thousands. He chose to marry the women he was with, rather than carrying on a false relationship with his wife. He chose to raise his kids to also be productive members of society, rather than living like Kennedys.

These selfies acts are what a good society is made up of and they require long hours, hard work, self discipline and sacrifice. Pretty much the opposite lifestyle of a democrat.

Anonymous said...

I thought the Loophole McPain/Obama choice givien to us voters was about as bad as it could get, but good grief, how I was wrong on that one!

Anonymous said...

Trump once again proves he has no filter between his brain and his mouth, no disgression , no empathy . He is in fact an adult ADHD, sociopathic ,loser with no real family values who disses women , minorities , the sanctity of marriage with his repeated dalliances .

Moreover his total disrespect for american workers by hiring third world labor force , his multiple bankruptcies , his multiple liasons with Russian capitalists to FUND the Donalds burgeoning DEBT. SERVICE payments , the inability to finance his debt service which doubled in a short period such that US Banks will NOT touch him all prove him feckless .

These and his initial funding BY DADDY and his 100. Million dollar inheritance from DADDY and his monstrous inability to function as a leader who UNITES all make him the worst person to EVER seek the presidency

Anonymous said...

Trump is an idiot. He doesn't need anyone's help to make uneducated statements.

The fact that our former Mayor endorses this moron is a testament to why he is our FORMER Mayor.

Many North Country Republicans concur.

Priest said...

Trump has an idea , and or a plan. Get America back on It's feet, proud again, and great again. Our current president tried to handle the problems with imagination by making America so low that no one would want to come here. I like Donald's plan more.

Anonymous said...

8:54 go back and listen to T-rumps response again. He specifically says "I've made sacrifices too", and then goes on to list his business accomplishments, many which are questionable at best, and makes uninformed and mocking comments about this soldiers parents.

This guy is not a great American. He's an egotistical, power hungry radical nut. His campaign staff spend most of their time doing damage control explaining what he really meant by his spouted out, uncontrolled comments.

I don't care if he's a Republican or Democrat, or how many wives or kids by how many women. What we need to worry about is how much damage this jerk will cause all if us once in office. But you have another cup of that Kool Aid and keep your eyes and ears closed until the election.

11:07, you get it, and said it well.

Anonymous said...

Really 12:53? And just what is that idea and/or plan? The Donald sure hasn't provided it, just keeps telling us he has one.

You're not a fan of Obama, got that. But let's not jump from the frying pan into the fire with a narcissistic loud mouth that can't even keep his own businesses out of bankruptcy.

Anonymous said...

1:24, you're an an idiot and your closed mind is why Trump is winning in the polls.

Do you remember when those bad guns jumped off the shelf and killed those people at the holiday party? Of course you do. Trump supporters remember it a little differently, that's all. And just because a Muslim parent had a child die in a Muslim war, does not change the facts behind that incident. Just as McCain's being a "war hero", does not give him the right to insult Trump supporters with impunity.

But hey, I could be wrong. Trump's response to those awful shameless parents did not bother me, but maybe it bothered others. It will be hard to tell for sure, coming off the embarrassing donkey convention, unless Trump gains, then we will know for sure.

Anonymous said...

But hey, you are wrong 4:41. Now go finish polishing your pistols. And don't forget where you keep the caps.

Anonymous said...

What polls are you speaking of 441? Could you provide some links? :D