Trump gave a speech in NC last night:
Oops! Sorry, wrong clip.
Here’s the right one:
It is a combo of the usual lies wrapped in misrepresentations, mixed with sleazy, manipulative and nonsensical panderings, all infused with self-aggrandizement, resentment and rage, and played to the Crooked Hillary tune.
Among its highlights are:
1.The Donald’s invention of the term “a rigged system,” something he is very proud of; accusing Hillary of bribing attorney general; and praising his own “tough” temperament in the most unaware way:
“Saddam Hussein was a bad guy, right? He was a bad guy. Really bad guy. But you know what he did well? He killed terrorists. He did that so good. They didn’t read them the rights, they didn’t talk. They were a terrorists – it was over. Today, Iraq is Harvard for terrorism.”
3. an escalation of his rage, most apparent toward the end, where, emboldened by his own greatness and the crowd’s enthusiastic response, he lets his inner Adolf fly, although still ever so timidly.
But Donny is just warming up. You haven’t seen anything yet, folks, believe me.
He says as much himself, though not in these very words. In particular, the crescendo of rage in his voice (watch especially from 50:30 on) is a portent of things to come, to be fully experienced a few years into the rule of His Excellency, President for Life, Field Marshal and Supreme Deal Maker Donald Trump, Lord of All the Beasts of the Earth and Fishes of the Seas and Conqueror of the Planet Earth in the Universe in General and the United States in Particular (this is just a slight paraphrase of the title that Idi Amin gave himself several years into his Presidency for Life).
Take a look at the clip with the fragments of Hitler’s speeches — note the main themes of national victimhood, humiliation, and revenge, which are THE fuel of Trumpism as well.
When FOX resident shrink, Dr. Ablow, asserted in his endorsement of President Trump that
Maybe a narcissistic leader who clearly believes in his own destiny can remind us of America’s manifest destiny.
he was right, in a way — and it is a dangerous way — because leaders like Trump, Hitler, Hussein, and others like them are elected (or “elected”) by the populace just for that reason: to heal their nations’ narcissistic wounds — some imagined, many self-inflicted. This is what Making Our Nation Great Again! is always about and it never ends well.
P.S. This just in: Hitler hates being compared with Trump. Can’t blame the guy, frankly. He comes across as an eloquent and principled idealist vis a vis The Donald. But, every nation gets the Führer it deserves.