What will life be like after the election? News agencies, comedians, journalists, bloggers, et. al, will have to find something other than report on what the Donald said or did that day.
It’s hard to attribute the quote “any publicity is good publicity”, but the Donald is busily disproving it. Oscar Wilde said, “There is only one thing worse than being talked about and that is NOT being talked about.” I’m pretty sure that the Donald has lived his life believing the sentiments behind the quote.
The general public is now confronted with a video tape, “seeing is believing”, that allows the viewer an insight into the deepest and darkest Donald yet. The tape reveals the Donald’s attempts to woo a married woman while he himself was married. The admission of attempted adultery is almost as shocking as finding out that “if you’re a star”, you don’t have to shake hands with women, you can be much, much more intimate on your first encounter. Things are very very different in Trump World.
“Nobody respects women more than I do”, the Donald told Wolf Blitzer. Clearly the disclosure of the videotape shows that the term “respect” is open to interpretation. Like everything else Trump says, his surrogates will be hitting the airwaves to clarify to the public that what Trump meant to say was not what he said.
Can you imagine negotiating a peace treaty with the Donald? When the Donald says “ceasefire” he really meant to say “thermonuclear war”. It’s going to be hard for the Donald’s surrogates to clear that one up. How can anyone ignore the difference between what comes out of the Donald’s mouth and what he supposedly was thinking? When did Aphasia become a qualification for being President?
Since many of the Donald’s most ardent supporters are of the evangelical bent, I’d like to relay a scenario that I feel very closely defines the Donald’s current situation. Two Corinthians walk into a bar, the first looks at the second and says, “Do you remember Matthew 26:52: ‘Then said Jesus unto him, Put up again thy sword into his place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword’?”
Those that live by the sword shall die by the sword, welcome to the 24/7 news cycle, Donald.