How Trump Will Beat Himself

One theme that all the editorial staff can agree on here at the blog is Donald Trump’s biggest enemy is himself.  The man has been indicted several times, been blamed for starting a riot on January 6th, but nothing seems to stick.  He literally might be made of Teflon!

Check out this wild statement by Trump on abortion.

In just the last week, Donald Trump called Florida’s six-week abortion ban “terrible,” refused to endorse national restrictions, blamed abortion opponents for Republicans’ 2022 election disappointments and pledged to compromise with Democrats on the issue if elected.

Trump steamrolls anti-abortion groups

This is a pretty wild about face.  Coming from a man who “stacked” (Democrat’s words not ours) the Supreme Court with religious conservatives.  As we have documented on this blog, Trump is very much to blame for 2022 election failures.  As far as compromise with Democrats on this issue … why?  There are very few Democrats left who have center-right views on abortion, most are happy with abortion moments prior to birth.

What has disappointed me most is Trump seems again to be trying to play both sides, similar to how he spoke about the stock market/economy during his term.

Trump’s attempt to have it both ways on the fraught issue — calling himself “the most pro-life president ever” and taking credit for the fall of Roe v. Wade while also shunning the priorities of the anti-abortion groups that helped elect him in 2016 — has exposed those groups’ struggle for relevance in a lopsided primary and highlighted ongoing divisions inside the movement.

This issue will hurt him in the general, not so much the primary as he is running away with it.  There are a few folks I know who are one issue voters, and will definitely stay home on election night if they feel unlisten too.  Make no mistake about it, you are either ok with abortion or against it, there really isn’t a middle ground.  As far as compromise goes … how so? A left leaning supreme court judge?

Here is another recent Trump quote that has me seething.

Former President Trump pledged to investigate Comcast, the parent company for NBC and MSNBC, if he is elected in 2024, saying it “will be thoroughly scrutinized for their knowingly dishonest and corrupt coverage of people, things, and events.”

“They are almost all dishonest and corrupt, but Comcast, with its one-side and vicious coverage by NBC NEWS, and in particular MSNBC, often and correctly referred to as MSDNC (Democrat National Committee!), should be investigated for its ‘Country Threatening Treason,” Trump wrote in a Truth Social post Sunday.

“I say up front, openly, and proudly, that when I WIN the Presidency of the United States, they and others of the LameStream Media will be thoroughly scrutinized for their knowingly dishonest and corrupt coverage of people, things, and events,” the former President wrote.

Trump also rehashed a phrase he has often used for news media in the past, calling it the “enemy of the people.”

“The Fake News Media should pay a big price for what they have done to our once great Country!” Trump added.

Trump pledges to investigate MSNBC parent company for ‘threatening treason’

I’m sorry folks and loyal readers if this is a turn off to you, but I hate the idea of weaponizing the levers of government against free speech.  I am no fan of Comcast Universal or their MSNBC news division, that doesn’t make it right to attack them.  This move is straight out of the Clinton/Obama/Biden playbook, I hate it.  What they are doing to Trump now with indictments is very wrong and is likely why he is running away with the nomination.  However, this is not Russia, China, or a Middle Eastern country where your political opponents get thrown into a gulag or never heard from again, this is America.  I’m sorry but this seems like Trump is morphing into a tyrant or dictator, and we do not need that.  Simply put, he is a lame duck if he wins and there is no telling what he could be capable of.

Bottom line, no Republican can beat Trump in the primary, he is out too far in front.  Secondly the Democrat’s indictments are coming back to bite them, as folks are seeing Donald as having to fight against the Democrats and the courts to win.  But if Donald has a worst enemy, its himself.  Yikes, that was a bad week folks.  Something tells me it will only get worse.  My best advice to the D team, leave Trump alone as he is likely to destroy himself.  Run those things above (abortion and news media comments) on TV ads round the clock, Donald will be cooked.

The Chief

Editor’s Note: This was submitted while I was on a road trip and thus was posted late. I agree that Trump’s comments on pro-life people are stupid, wrong, and not helpful.