With two-thirds of South Carolina votes reported and Trump leading by a wide margin, it looks as though the celebrity and businessman can cross another primary off his list before heading on to Nevada. Even after a few key endorsements from noted politicians like Nikki Haley, Marco Rubio still didn’t stand a chance. Now battling for second place, Rubio may be regretting his decision to attack Cruz instead of Trump at last Saturday’s debate where Trump took the opportunity to attack everyone.
That’s the special take away tonight as the remaining votes are tallied. As recent media coverage has focused on attacking Ted Cruz and even praising *shriek* Kasich, Trump has been using his limelight to bully the other candidates with threats, accusations and downright lies. Below are just a few picks from the barrel.
Anyone remember when he equated Ben Carson to a child molester? Here’s the actual video in case you didn’t get to see it.
What about that lawsuit Trump said he’d never file against Ted Cruz? Now that Cruz is running ads attacking Trump’s position (truthfully) on various issues like abortion and Obamacare, Trump has decided that what he said in the past didn’t mean anything. In a written statement, Trump demanded Cruz take down the “false” ads:
“If he doesn’t take down his false ads and retract his lies, I will [file suit] immediately. Additionally, the RNC should intervene and if they don’t, they are in default of their pledge to me,”
Remember that time when Trump attacked Jeb saying George Bush was responsible for the 9/11 attacks? During last Saturdays debate Trump fired off towards Jeb:
“The World Trade Center came down during your brother’s reign. Remember that.”
We can’t forget his nasty response to Cruz. When Cruz pointed out, rightfully, that Trump supported a taxpayer-funded Planned Parenthood, Trump continued with the name-calling, saying:
“You are the single biggest liar,”
“This guy will say anything.”
While his behavior may be worthy of prime time television and a barrage of tweets, it does not underscore his moral character or his electability. In fact, Trump’s own words and behavior have shown that he is the playground bully. Quite frankly, it’s time for his supporters to divorce themselves emotionally from who they thought was their politically incorrect representative and realize that Trump is just a brassy cocktail of guts and arrogance, not a genuinely good guy.
While it’s nice to know your presidential pick has the stones to stand up to the Pope, does it feel good knowing He doesn’t even believe he needs to repent from his sins or has anything to ask forgiveness for? Here’s the actual quote from the interview with Anderson Cooper, in case you missed it:
“I like to do the right thing where I don’t actually have to ask for forgiveness. Does that make sense to you? You know, where you don’t make such bad things that you don’t have to ask for forgiveness. I mean, I’m trying to lead a life where I don’t have to ask God for forgiveness….Why do I have to repent? Why do I have to ask for forgiveness if you’re not making mistakes?”
Remember this- if your candidate has to convince you by using bully tactics and saying he is beholden to none, what do you think he will do once he’s in a position of even greater power?