You don't have to look far, or long to see with absolute clarity the horrific absurdity of the Trump campaign.
Starting around 2014 the Trumpster went public with his notion that global warming is some great hoax perpetrated by scores scientists for reasons which remain a tad vague. During the course of this election cycle he has repeated that assertion time and time again. Last fall, during the first cold snap of the season he even tweeted, with his typical sarcasm, he needed a big dose of global warming.
Now it appears that, while continuing to assure the bleating herds who follow him climate change is a liberal scam, he actually might think it isn't. Well, at least his corporate people do.
Politico did a little research and found the Trump International Golf Links course in County Clare, Ireland--located hard against the water--has filed for a permit to build a giant sea wall. Part of the application reads, "If the predictions of an increase in sea level rise as a result of global warming prove correct it is likely that there will be a corresponding increase in coastal erosion rates not just in Doughmore Bay, but around most of the coastline in Ireland. In our view it could reasonably be expected that the rate of sea level rise might become twice of that presently occurring."
So which is it, global warming, or not? It is doubtful Trump cares one way, or the other. Such hypocrisy is so common place to him it's obvious he utterly dismisses the word and its ramifications. In the end, all he is concerned with is that one of his golf resorts is threatened by the very forces he says don't exist, therefore he needs to build a wall to protect his investment. No explanation, or clarification is needed.
In other words, Hey, the stupid rubes are going to vote for me no matter what I say, or do, so screw all that honesty stuff and logic; full speed ahead.
On Monday the Trump campaign released a video on Instagram that included the voices of two women who have accused Bill Clinton of sexual assault. The Boston Globe is reporting they were Juanita Broaddrick and Kathleen Willey, both of whom are well known for their accusations.
As the Globe pointed out, Trump has often shrugged off criticism of his treatment and attitude toward women. In fact he has jumped the media on more than one occasion for dragging up stories which appeared in the New York press years ago.
Earlier this month he was asked about pretending to be his own press agent back in the 1990's. His response was, "When was this? Twenty-five years ago? Wow, you mean you're going to go so low as to talk about something that took place twenty-five years ago?
Broaddrick has been claiming Bill Clinton assaulted her in 1978 ever since he ran against Bush the elder. Willey began saying, Clinton got handsy while he was still in the oval office. Neither incident has ever been proven and Clinton denies they happened.
None of this should come as a surprise. During the birther nonsense, Trump told interviewers his investigators were digging up unbelievable facts regarding Barack Obama's birth certificate. When it was proven there was nothing to it, he dropped the issue. Now he seems to have completely forgotten he ever spent time on television making crazed allegations about where Obama was, or wasn't born.
Yes, such details aren't even inconveniences when it comes to an ego maniac like Don Trump. He happily makes up shit as he goes along and keeps spewing it out so fast no one else can get a word in edge wise. Indeed, to him this isn't a presidential race, it's simply his world--the biggest, gaudiest, carnival side show in history--the rest of us just happen to be stuck living in it.
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