Donald Trump is running for the GOP nomination for the office of President of the United States. The more he opens his mouth, however, the more it seems he is suffering multiple personality disorder.
Consider what he said about Mitt Romney’s suggestion about self-deportation during the 2012 presidential campaign:
Interview with NewsMax
“He had a crazy policy of self deportation which was maniacal. It sounded as bad as it was, and he lost all of the Latino vote.”
“The Democrats didn’t have a policy for dealing with illegal immigrants, but what they did have going for them is they weren’t mean-spirited about it. They didn’t know what the policy was, but what they were is they were kind.”
And what is he saying about immigration today?
“I like Mexico. I love the Mexican people. I do business with the Mexican people, but you have people coming through the border that are from all over. And they’re bad. They’re really bad.”
“You have people coming in, and I’m not just saying Mexicans, I’m talking about people that are from all over that are killers and rapists and they’re coming into this country.”
In terms of politics, do we really know who or what he is? Consider some of his previous political donations as detailed below.
“The real estate mogul and ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ host has made more than $1.3 million in donations over the years to candidates nationwide, with 54 percent of the money going to Democrats.”
“Recipients include Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (Nev.), former Pennsylvania governor Edward G. Rendell, and Rahm Emanuel, a former aide to President Obama who received $50,000 from Trump during his recent run to become Chicago’s mayor…”
“The Democratic recipients of Trump’s donations make up what looks like a Republican enemies list, including former senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (N.Y.), Sen. John F. Kerry (Mass.), Rep. Charles B. Rangel (N.Y.), Sen. Charles E. Schumer (N.Y.) and the late liberal lion Edward M. Kennedy (Mass.).”
Of course, he made donations to Republicans during the same time. It makes sense for such a prolific businessman to cover all his bases and grease all the necessary palms. Still, such patterns of donations for one who is running for president as a Republican should raise some eyebrows.
Most recently Donald Trump elected to disparage the service and courage of Senator John McCain. Interesting coming from a man who likely has someone pick out his socks and underwear for him each day.
“He’s a war hero because he was captured. I like people that weren’t captured, OK?”
Rumors are circulating that Donald Trump may be a secret Democrat trying to dirty the waters for Republicans. What would such a plant do? Say derogatory and inflammatory things about a growing voting demographic in the United States? Donate money to all of the major political players in the opposing party? Offend veterans by disparaging the service of a decorated war hero and prisoner of war? Shoot, it seems almost any time Trump opens his mouth he’s offending someone.
I think the more likely explanation is that he has one of the largest egos in America and loves attention. But I repeat myself.
Republican support for Donald Trump is more than a bit embarrassing. I think he is managing to drive dialogue on some important issues but not in a positive way for Republicans. He is making it more difficult to talk seriously about issues vital to the nation. The more fringe, and some main stream, members of the GOP continue to humor him, the more damage that will be done.