Beyond The Pale, A New Low
This tops the rape comment he made at the Commander In Chief forum.
the insinuation of gun-related violence against a rival is unprecedented in modern presidential politics.
Trump: Never wrong, never sorry, never responsible - The Washington Post
What makes Donald Trump such a singular figure — in modern politics and, perhaps, ever — is his refusal to take ownership of the outrageous things he has said and done.
It is the essence of his leadership style, the defiance that exasperates his foes and makes his supporters love him all the more. The one thing that is consistent about him is inconsistency.
Not only does Trump refuse to apologize, he blames others for his own actions. His campaign staff may claim to speak for him, but he will leave even his aides twisting when it suits his purposes.
“Hillary Clinton and her campaign of 2008 started the birther controversy. I finished it,” Trump said, falsely, in an appearance at his newly opened luxury hotel, which is just a few blocks from the White House on Pennsylvania Avenue NW. “President Barack Obama was born in the United States. Period.”
“I fully think apologizing is a great thing, but you have to be wrong,” Trump told “Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon a year ago. “I will absolutely apologize sometime in the distant future if I’m ever wrong.”
“Don’t believe the biased and phony media quoting people who work for my campaign. The only quote that matters is a quote from me!” he tweeted in May.
To Trump and his supporters, his refusal to apologize is yet another measure of his strength as a leader. He wears the scorn of a legion of media fact-checkers as a badge of authenticity.
“One of the things that we all are used to in this business is dog whistles, but the thing that we’re not used to, and I’m finding it very difficult to getting used to , are the howls of wolves,” Rep. James E. Clyburn (D-S.C.), the dean of the caucus, said at a news conference.
‘Mr. Trump Is Beyond Repair’ : Political Wire
At least on national security, I believe Mr. Trump is beyond repair. He is stubbornly uninformed about the world and how to lead our country and government, and temperamentally unsuited to lead our men and women in uniform. He is unqualified and unfit to be commander-in-chief.
Polling aggregators, which calculate averages of major polls, have shown that Clinton’s lead over Trump has been shrinking this month. The most recent individual polls put Clinton’s advantage at 1 or 2 percentage points.
Trump stumbles after surge in polls | TheHill
Trump has seemed to slip back into his primary-election style, stirring up controversy and lashing out at critics as he rode a wave of quickly improving poll numbers.
“Take their guns away,” he said. “She doesn’t want guns … let’s see what happens to her. Take their guns away, OK? It’d be very dangerous.”
Democrats erupted in anger. Clinton's campaign called on GOP leaders to denounce the comments, and Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) tweeted to Trump that "blood will be on your hands" if a supporter killed Clinton.
“When Trump is not on message and stirring controversy, he seems bored,” GOP strategist Nino Saviano said. “The media, for its part, doesn’t feel that much different.”
“He got the new management team in and they pinned him down for a few weeks, but it was inevitable he’d go rogue again.
“He just doesn’t have the discipline to stay within the game plan. It was inevitable he’d go back to bad Trump.”
Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton's bad week has ended and her resurgence began Friday.
Clinton's September slump may turn out to be a blessing in disguise for Democrats because the Clinton campaign had fallen victim to overconfidence, but that has ended.
Gore, whom I predict will campaign in Florida, among other states, is the most ideal person in the world to warn those who deplore Trump but are tempted to vote for Stein or Johnson that a vote for these two candidates could elect Trump, as votes for Green nominee Ralph Nader in 2000 almost certainly elected President George W. Bush, leading to all of the problems that followed.
I have long argued that there is a progressive populist majority in America waiting to be born. That is why Sanders topped Donald Trump by large double-digit margins in virtually every poll taken when Sanders was running for president. That is why Elizabeth Warren is such a beloved figure in progressive circles, along with Sanders, which is demonstrated again in her current battle with Well Fargo after more than 5,000 employees apparently ripped off bank customers.
The Clinton slump has ended and the Clinton resurgence has begun.