Trump plays pied piper to the underinformed, the misinformed and the completely uninformed

Trump plays pied piper to the underinformed, the misinformed and the completely uninformed
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Donald Trump is leading an army of some of the dumbest people in America.  Like the rapists that he says Mexico is sending north, the Army of Trump is not the best that America has to offer.

If you’re one of them, I apologize, but you need to wake up and smell the smoke.  Unless, of course that aroma appeals to you.

A pied piper is defined as:
1. A person who offers others strong yet delusive enticements.
2. One, such as a leader, who makes irresponsible promises.

And that, ladies and gentlemen is the leading contender for the Republican nomination for President of the United States.

During the State of the Union address last night, Trump tweeted out that the speech was “really boring, slow, lethargic – very hard to watch!”  Not exactly an incisive review of a major political event.  More like a 6th grader trying to get out of his homework assignment.

Granted, the President could have given us more entertainment value.  He could have insulted, denigrated or dehumanized a few ethnic groups.  He could have appealed to our fears and our very worst inclinations.  He could have had some sparklers on the front of the podium, a laser light show or a fog machine under Paul Ryan’s chair.

President Obama talked about the greatness of America and what we could do to make her even greater.  For the last six months Donald Trump has done nothing but tell us how much America sucks, like a real estate investor knocking a property so he could steal it at a bargain price.

Trump critiqued the President’s speech as if it were a reality show, which is how the Donald views all of this.  It’s not about the policy, it’s about the ratings, which is why his rallies are about his poll numbers and how much Kanye West loves him.

Trump’s campaign is entirely about him, and not in a good way.

What Trump’s criticism of SOTU left out was even more telling.  He didn’t call out the President on any facts or policies, mostly because he (Trump) has none of his own.  If you think that calling all -or most- Mexicans who migrate north rapists is a policy, I take back my previous apology.

I could be snarky and say that Trump’s failure to comment on the actual content of last night’s speech was due to the fact that he was struggling with the meanings of too many of the words, but I won’t.

One policy-related item that Trump did mention was the nuclear stockpile that Iran sent to Russia last month, in compliance with the nuclear deal.  Predictably, he said that Iran should have sent their nuclear stockpile half way around the world, to us.

For the uninformed, that’s a great sound byte.  They’re never going to ask, “Why, Donald, do we want 25,000 pounds of low enriched uranium?”

The answer is, we don’t.  It was logistically logical to send it to Russia and let them deal with it.

Trump has no real policies, loves to talk about himself and doesn’t know what the nuclear triad is, but thinks we should use it .

When people say that he “tells it like it is,” they’re telling it like they wish it was.  The truth is, he makes it up as he goes along and denies reality until we move on to his next outrageous remark.

I’m OK with all that.  While Trump is rewriting the rules on civility, decency and fibbing, no one really expects that much from a politician, anyway.

My bone of contention with the Donald is not his driving selfishness, but his apparent cowardice.  It’s not overt, but if you pay attention, it’s clear and present.

He went to military school, but used his family’s money and/or influence to get four military deferments.  The fifth deferment was for his aching feet, something that didn’t seem to bother him during football, baseball, soccer or wrestling.

I get that, no one wants to go to war.  I, too was vehemently against the war in Vietnam.

Then there’s the John McCain thing.  Trump doesn’t like people who get captured, imprisoned and tortured.  Trump’s dismissal of McCain’s unequivocal heroism speaks for itself, but it also speaks volumes for those who accept that attitude.  They reject reality for reality TV.

The most telling of Trump’s cowardice and weakness of character are his comments during the Ebola epidemic when he tweeted, “The U.S. cannot allow EBOLA infected people back. People that go to far away places to help out are great-but must suffer the consequences!”

Of course, he couldn’t stop himself and went on to tweet that we must “stop all flights from EBOLA infected countries.”

Trump’s leaps to hysteria are only rivaled by those of Lindsey Graham, who usually finishes his warnings with something about us all dying.

Had Trump been president, he would have banned American doctors from returning to the United States if they contracted Ebola while volunteering to treat it.  Talk about no good deed going unpunished!

Besides only a passing acquaintance with the truth, Trump’s outstanding qualities are cowardice, selfishness and hysteria.  Not exactly the top three requisites for President of the United States.  Then again, no one’s really paying attention to little stuff like that so, on with the show.

And lest we forget, remember the words of Trevor Noah:  “Trump wants to bang his daughter.”

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