There has never been a worse Presidential candidate… ever. We’ll set aside for a moment his character, he could arguably could compete for the worst person who ran for office. But just in doing the basic nuts and bolts of running for office. Nobody has ever done a worse job.
He is the first candidate in life to have more people dislike him after his convention. Lots of candidates have won by going negative, but he goes negative against his own party as well. Many of his speeches have used more time to condemn his supposed friends, some of whom who have endorsed him, than his opponent.
Not only is he steadily dooming his own campaign. He’s dragging down the party with him. He has raised no money for down ballot races. Every candidate has to answer questions about what Trump says. And then there are the lies, every speech is full of them. The whole party has to turn their head and pretend not to see. As I’m writing this post, he’s claiming that “his campaign has never been more united.” The only thing uniting them is having to try to clean up the racist, homophobic, xenophobic, pessimistic comments and tweets he makes all day.
He knows nothing about governing, he has no grip on foreign policy, he knows nothing about domestic policy and in any given conversation about any issue he’s likely to take two or three opposing positions. He says he would hire “the best people” but there is no evidence of such. Paul Manafort told so many obvious lies when trying to defend Melania’s plagiarized convention speech that they ultimately just scratched everything he said and started over with a new lie. His “spokesperson” whose name I won’t bother to look up, just tried to blame President Obama for the death of Captain Humayun Khan in 2004 without realizing Bush was President at the time.
He invited Ted Cruz to speak in prime time at his convention after accusing his father of being involved in the assassination of JFK and inferring his wife was ugly. What did he think would happen? I could go on and on and no doubt before the day is out he’ll do something else. Republicans are planning an intervention with a group of people they hope he’ll listen to. That’s going to go well…
Of course, we still have to go out and vote to put the finishing touch on the Trump disaster. What remains to be seen is how many will vote for Trump in the privacy of the voting booth while denying it to their friends and family.
Donald Trump, W.O.A.T. (Worst of All Time)