As I predicted in one of my blog posts many months ago, Donald J. Trump is the (presumptive) Republican nominee for the presidency of the United States.
At first I liked Donald Trump. I liked the fact that he shook up the political (Republican) establishment. Many of the things he said were things I thought. Jeb Bush was "low energy." Former Texas governor Rick Perry did get glasses so he "looked smarter." Marco Rubio was "Little Marco" who was robotic. Dr. Ben Carson was (and is) a whacko. Yes, I thoroughly enjoyed the Trump putdowns on the Establishment Republican candidates. Apparently I wasn't alone in my admiration and approval of Trump shaking up the established order. Trump got more votes in the primaries than any Republican candidate in the history of the United States.
Now I have to wonder if some of those voters are having second thoughts after Trump's pronouncements about the "Mexican judge" who is overseeing the Trump University fraud case. The judge isn't Mexican.
Then last week, after the horrible mass shooting in Orlando, Florida Trump showed his abysmal ignorance again by railing against the shooter who he said was "born in Afghan." Actually the shooter was born in Queens, New York, just like Trump.
I think by now it is quite obvious to most level headed people that Trump has a narcissistic personality disorder. He is a pathological liar. Even worse, he believe his lies.
Donald Trump is a con man. He is a fraud.
But you know what folks? People who continue to support Trump know these facts and will continue to support him. Of course one of the reasons is that they hate Hillary that much (which I don't nor will ever understand). These people would probably vote for Charles Manson before they would vote for Hillary Clinton. As I said, I don't understand that hate just like I don't understand the hate for President Obama.
However, I think the other reason I think is that those Trump supporters are so disgusted with our present political system that they would vote for any strong personality who challenges that political system. I understand that feeling because that is the way I feel too. But folks, would I vote for Trump? Not on your life and nor should you if you care about our country.
One thing is for sure, the next five months are sure going to be interesting as the Republican leadership twist themselves into knots supporting a candidate that they clearly know is certifiably insane.