Trump began his Phoenix speech last night by spinning his Charlottesville initial tale to not include the key phrase blaming “many sides” for the violence. Of course, he would then pivot to chastising the fake news for reporting what he actually said. (Who you going to believe? Me or that fake video of me saying “many sides”?)
If you were one of the fortunate ones to not watch the 90-minute campaign-style Phoenix rally, undoubtedly, you will be inundated with news, reviews and video clips of the event. If you would like a quick read of the “wildest moments”, find it on HuffPost.
Two key statements bear mentioning here.
First, unless Congress moves forward on his U.S.-Mexico wall, he will shut down the government when it is scheduled to run out of money next month. The fact that this will have a devastating effect on every American matters little to this capricious, petulant president. What matters is that he accomplish one campaign promise. He has yet to fulfill others: immediately repeal Obamacare (from day “one”), save Medicaid “without cuts”, cut taxes on the middle-class and raise taxes on the wealthy, no state dinners until budget is balanced (Trump promised to serve Chinese President Xi Jinping a Big Mac for budgetary as well as currency policy reasons)…
With his recent approval polls plummeting to the mid to lower 30’s, any wonder why he would threaten to menacingly sledgehammer our budget thereby shutting down the government unless he got his Trumpty Dumpty Wall?
Second, in what could best be describe as Trump’s “let them eat foie gras” moment in last night’s speech was when he arrogantly bragged “…about how he lives in a ‘bigger, more beautiful apartment’ than the journalists who cover him.” Oh, the arrogance.
Trumpty Dumpty sat on his wall.
Trumpty Dumpty had a great fall.
And all of the oligarchs, upon whom he must depend,
Stopped sending rubles…reporters, got any cash to lend?