This is a tale of two videos, one that will never show up and one that Donald Trump prayed would never show up.
I don’t know for a fact that Mr. Trump prayed that no terrorist-recruiting video ever showed up featuring his visage, but I would like to think so. After all, the Bible is his second favorite book. He may very well kneel down in the ballroom of his Mar-a-Lago estate, supplicating to the 40-foot ceilings.
Trump is lucky in one respect. More than one, obviously, but one that keeps him afloat on a sea of political uncertainty. His most ardent followers are content to blissfully plod on, indifferent to reality, realization or real facts. An interesting paradox for a reality star.
The video that will never show up, of course is the one with thousands and thousands of Muslims dancing in New Jersey on 9/11. Perhaps if he wouldn’t say everything in such hyperbolic, grandiose terms, Trump might be more believable. We could let his remarks slide.
He could have said he saw some Muslims appearing too happy on 9/11 and let it go at that. No one would have questioned it. Saying he saw thousands and thousands of Muslims dancing in New Jersey is just asking to be called a liar.
Something like that is bound to be on video and we are still waiting for him to produce that video. Then again, we’re still waiting for his team to come back from Kenya with absolute proof that President Obama was born there.
Sometimes I wonder if he realizes that people can actually hear him.
The imaginary video thing is a relatively new phenomenon. Apparently, all you have to do is mention a video that proves your point and never concede that you made it up.
Carly Fiorina did it with an abortion video of questionable provenance claiming that it was a secret recording made at a Planned Parenthood facility.
She lied. Wherever that video was made, it wasn’t at Planned Parenthood and the “appalling” audio was added afterward.
When challenged about the legitimacy of the video, Fiorina did what all liars do. She feigned indignation and attacked those who would question her.
Trump did the same thing, but his power is much greater than Fiorina’s. Trump-eters came forward to say they saw the same video. Of course none of them remembered exactly where those Muslims were dancing. For all they knew, it was a mall in Tehran.
Fuhgeddaboudit. That video will never show up because it never existed.
The video that has materialized, as forecast by Hillary Clinton, prominently features The Donald. C’mon, how could it not?
For Trump to call Hillary a liar when she said that terrorists were using his anti-Muslim remarks as a recruiting tool was foolish on a couple levels.
First, for her to have been proven wrong, someone would have had to have polled a large sample of terrorist leaders, asking them if they thought that Trump’s anti-Muslim remarks would make a good recruiting tool.
Thankfully, I’m not on any such list for pollsters to have reached out to me, but I didn’t see that poll published anywhere.
Second, and maybe more importantly, it’s a no brainer. If there hadn’t been a “Trump Hates Muslims” poster in downtown Baghdad at the time of Hillary’s comment, it was as inevitable as was Lindsey Graham’s campaign termination.
To be fair, Hillary might have been wiser to say that it was bound to happen, rather than infer that it had already happened. Nonetheless, it has happened and I don’t think it took Carnac the Magnificent to see it coming.
I’m not predicting that this new video will bring down The Donald, quite the opposite, in fact. Somehow, he benefits from the worst possible behavior one could imagine for a presidential hopeful.
Anyway, they’re going to spin this recruitment video so that being al-Qaeda’s “Enemy Number 1” will be a good thing.
Who knows, maybe it is?
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