Donald Trump – the GOP’s one-man clown car – had a good weekend, as this piece from New York’s Daily Intelligencer notes.
A Guide to Donald Trump’s Weekend Circus
Donald Trump, who is ahead or tied for the lead in three recent polls tracking GOP presidential candidates, had a very busy weekend. At campaign events Saturday in Las Vegas, Nevada, and Phoenix, Arizona, Trump delivered separate but equally rambling speeches that touched upon everything from legitimate national issues to Trump’s self-assessed intelligence to a joke about ISIS trying to compete with him by building a hotel in Iraq. Said Trump, who seemed to be improvising the speeches, “You know I don’t use TelePrompTers like the president — I speak from the heart.”
Right – a heart that’s filled with the buttermilk of human kindness.
On top of his good weekend, Trump is having a good Monday in the Boston Herald. Start with Joe Fitzgerald’s column.
The Donald adds something vital to ’16 prez race
Admit it, if he walked away from the presidential race this morning there is something about Donald Trump you would miss.
Perhaps not his politics.
Maybe not his temperament.
And certainly not his hubris.
Yet, there’s something refreshing about a candidate who doesn’t measure every word, who doesn’t wait to be told by parasitic handlers what his or her positions ought to be, and who doesn’t curry favor by pretending to embrace what special interests want to hear.
In her Lone Republican column today, Holly Robichaud sounds a similar note:
At a time when Republican candidates should be talking about the economy, the national debt, cyber-security and so much more, PC police have hijacked the 2016 Republican presidential primary.
They are having a collective hissy fit over Donald Trump’s candidacy and his comments about illegal immigrants. They have falsely accused him of being a racist for having the courage to speak out against
illegal immigrants and the results of porous borders.
When Trump would not retract his statements, the media turned their focus on other GOP contenders, asking them to respond to the Donald’s comments. Now there is a push to kick Trump out of the debates.
As if it is dangerous to have free speech on the stage!
Free-of-common-decency speech, that is.
(The Unsinkable Adriana Cohen has also weighed in on Mr. We Shall Overcomb, but that reading is optional.)
One oasis of sanity in today’s Herald: Jerry Holbert’s editorial cartoon.
Any way we can ground him until Election Day?