Donald Trump is the only candidate that tells the truth. Straight talk. None of that spin from consultants. His followers will tell you this with a straight face. Many of them inexplicably believe it, despite all available evidence to the contrary. Evidence? Let’s use Trump’s call for an unconstitutional religious test yesterday as an easy example. And let’s use Trump’s Georgia Co-Chair’s statement distributed by his (and The Donald’s former Georgia) consultant to demonstrate use of consultants, spin, and something quite less than straight talk. Ready? Let’s go!
“December 8, 2015 – “Donald Trump’s call for a temporary moratorium of Muslim immigration into the U.S. has caused international stir within the media.”
A few problems here already. “See guys! It’s no problem! It’s just temporary!” So that freedom of speech you like? What if the government just took that away from you until all “the problems” are cleared up? Like, I don’t know, maybe just shutting down the internet? Maybe we’ll just confiscate your guns until the threat is over. Don’t worry. It’s just temporary.
When anyone from the government says something is temporary, just remind them of the temporary telephone tax of 1812. It only ran for 108 years. So when Trump and those that support him try to walk this back, think of whatever constitutional rights you hold most dear. Understand that Trump and his supporters will tell you it’s OK for them to take them away from you in the short run. Then remember that in the long run we are all dead.
“Many of the reports paint a false narrative and ignore the problem this proposal attempts to remedy.”
The “false narrative” is a constant claim of the Trump
Klan clan. Trump and others (as you’ll see throughout this release) are now claiming that this proposal only applies to foreign nationals, and that media types are overreaching to portray Trump as supporting something he isn’t. So how did the lib’rul media and GOP establishment types come up with the idea that Trump meant “all” Muslims, including American citizens? Well, both from Trump’s original statement, AND a follow up to his official spokesperson seeking clarification on this very point:
Trump, in a formal statement from his campaign, urged a “total and complete shutdown” of all federal processes allowing followers of Islam into the country until elected leaders can “figure out what is going on.”
Asked by The Hill whether that would include American Muslims currently abroad, Trump spokeswoman Hope Hicks replied over email: “Mr. Trump says, ‘everyone.’ ”
Let’s repeat this point again as it’s essential to Trump and his supporters’ claims of victimhood. Trump sent this out as a written statement. This isn’t something he said off the cuff. It’s not something that was misinterpreted. It was a pre-planned, written statement, that was then officially clarified by his campaign to specifically include American citizens. Read more