Donald Trump is a spoiled brat.
Everybody’s been trying to psychoanalyze Trump as either an electoral idiot-savant or a populist genius. But he’s truly just a spoiled rich kid who can’t stand not getting his way, and who attempts to bulldoze anyone who opposes him. His strongman tactics have become second nature to him – there are no attacks but attacks on Trump, no offenses but offenses against Trump. Vladimir Putin is a bad guy until he calls Trump a genius, at which point he becomes a wonderful fellow who doesn’t kill people; Ted Cruz is a genuinely decent dude until Cruz mentions Trump’s record; Megyn Kelly is a terrific interviewer until she asks him about his sexism, at which point she’s just some dame who bleeds from her wherever.
That’s why I have never trusted his assertions months ago that he wouldn’t run third party; Trump even said at the time that if he was treated “unfairly” by the Republican Party, he could ditch them and sink them electorally.
Now, after having a thoroughgoing tantrum at the last Republican debate in which he mocked Jeb! Bush as “weak” while slinging teenage insults about Jeb!’s overspending in New Hampshire, blasted Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) as the “biggest liar” for correctly summing up Trump’s position on Planned Parenthood, and slammed the Republican audience as bought-and-paid for anti-Trump shills, Trump has taken to his Facebook page to threaten the Party and Cruz particularly. Let’s analyze the belligerent sniveling of a full-fledged Inflate-a-Bully:
Ted Cruz is a totally unstable individual. He is the single biggest liar I’ve ever come across, in politics or otherwise, and I have seen some of the best of them. His statements are totally untrue and completely outrageous. It is hard to believe a person who proclaims to be a Christian could be so dishonest and lie so much.
Donald Trump calling someone unstable is akin to OJ Simpson insulting someone’s relationship with his ex-wife. Trump is the man who slanders Ben Carson as pathological (like a pedophile!) and then turns around and defends him for political purposes. He’s the fellow who mocks disabled reporters and POWs for being captured. This is the guy who once said about women, “you have to treat ‘em like s***.” He’s the fellow who flips his opinions every few minutes on virtually every issue. And as for lying? Trump isn’t just a liar – he’s a spectacular liar. He’s made facts up on the debate stage, he’s denied he’s said things he obviously has said, and he’s rewritten his record over and over. As to insulting Cruz’s Christianity, that’s insipid coming from Trump, who says he never repents to God, considered asking his first wife for an open marriage, brags about his experiences with married women, and explains that he supported partial-birth abortion because he was from New York.
Cruz said I would be appointing a liberal judge when in fact I will appoint a great conservative and I am the only candidate who has gone so far, at the debate, as to suggest two individuals I feel would best represent the conservative values we need to protect: William “Bill” Pryor Jr. and Diane Sykes.
Someone should ask Trump to name two rulings by each of those judges. Memorizing a couple of names doesn’t actually mean you’ll appoint a conservative. In fact, the only name Trump had ever mentioned as a possible Supreme Court nominee before Scalia’s death was his sister Maryanne Trump Barry, who ruled that a law restricting partial-birth abortion was unconstitutional. As for Cruz, Cruz is easily the most knowledgeable person running with regard to the Supreme Court.
Cruz says I am pro-choice, when in fact I am staunchly pro-life and have been for a long time. Like Ronald Reagan, on many issues, I have evolved.
The difference between Trump and Reagan on abortion is stark. Trump only came out publicly against partial-birth abortion around 2011, at age 65, right around the time he was considering running for president. He said he changed his mind because a friend of his considered an abortion and then had a wonderful child. He still says that he supports “caveats” surrounding being pro-life, and would continue to fund Planned Parenthood’s non-abortion services (which, of course, means funding their abortion services since cash is fungible). In 2015, he told Jamie Weinstein of The Daily Caller that if his friend’s kid had been a loser, he could still be pro-choice. Trump refuses to label abortion murder in all circumstances.
Cruz says I am in favor of ObamaCare, when in fact I have spoken about repealing and replacing this disaster of a system at every speech throughout my campaign and since it’s inception. Meanwhile, Cruz was responsible for getting Bush to put in the judge that failed to vote against ObamaCare twice.
Trump always says he’s against Obamacare, but then says “everybody’s got to be covered,” and agreed that he would implement universal health care: “I am going to take care of everybody. I don’t care if it costs me votes or not…I would make a deal with existing hospitals to take care of people.” In other words, Trump doesn’t know his ass from his elbow on healthcare policy, but mouths the words that he’s anti-Obamacare. As far as his accusation that Cruz is responsible for Justice John Roberts’ terrible decisions on Obamacare, that’s ridiculous – while I may be the only commentator who came out against Roberts’ nomination, every conservative was shocked by Roberts’ ruling in those cases. Trump was alive when Roberts was nominated. He had no comment at the time, apparently. Cruz, meanwhile, worked to force Obama to shut down the government to defund Obamacare.
Cruz says I will try to take away your second amendment rights, when I am one of the strongest proponents of the right to bear arms and I say so in every speech that I have made for years. I am a proud member of the NRA and so are my sons.
Cruz has said that Trump would appoint a justice who would rule that the Second Amendment does not apply to personal gun ownership. Trump says he’s now super pro-gun. That’s true. It’s also true that in 2000, he wrote that “The Republicans walk the NRA line and refuse even limited restrictions. I generally oppose gun control, but I support the ban on assault weapons and I also support a slightly longer waiting period to purchase a gun.” He’s given money to a plethora of Democrats in favor of gun control as well. Let’s take Trump at his word on this one.
Cruz has become unhinged and is lying with the hopes that his statements will go unchecked until after the election and he will save his failing campaign.
Actually, it’s Trump’s statements that have gone unchecked – such as telling the entire nation that he opposed the Iraq war when he in fact backed it before the fact and only switched when Democrats did.
In Iowa, Cruz told thousands of Ben Carson voters that Dr. Carson had left the race and to instead vote for Ted Cruz. He apologized when the race was over. Likewise, his fraudulent voter violation form sent to Iowa voters. If Ted is going to continue to lie with such desperation, I have no choice but to fight back.
We’ve debunked this ridiculous myth over and over. Here’s the link, if you care. Trump certainly doesn’t.
One of the ways I can fight back is to bring a lawsuit against him relative to the fact that he was born in Canada and therefore cannot be President. If he doesn’t take down his false ads and retract his lies, I will do so immediately.
Spoiled Rich Kid says he’ll sue if he doesn’t get his way. Which is highly principled. If Trump backed Cruz, we can assume that he’d let a Canadian enter the White House, then?
Additionally, the RNC should intervene and if they don’t they are in default of their pledge to me.
This is Trump’s threat to run third party. How exactly should the RNC intervene? By telling Cruz to stop being a meanie, then calling Cruz’s daddy to take him home? What ridiculous, childish bullshit.
I am the strongest on the borders and I will build a wall, and it will be a real wall. I am strongest on illegal immigration, strongest on ISIS, strongest on the military and I will take care of our Vets. I will end common core and preserve the second amendment. I will renegotiate our trade deals and bring our jobs back to our country. I am the only person who will Make America Great Again.
And finally we end with Trump’s strongman appeal. Nothing here about limitations on big government – it’s all about Trump. It always is.
If Republicans mistake bloviating, self-centered, largely unearned arrogance for strength, that’s their loss. So far, it’s working for Trump. Don’t Spoiled Rich Kids always get their way?