In a stunningly stupid, intensely dishonest comparison between Trump and the founding fathers, Roger Stone, a Trumpophile, tried to spin his admission that Trump indeed did impersonate his own PR man to brag about his sexual conquests. How? By comparing it to the father’s use of a PSEUDONYM to write under.
When asked about the Washington Post’s story, Stone admitted that Trump had indeed done the crime (and then LIED about it, something Stone also ignored) but we are all just looking at this the wrong way. Stone’s comments sound a lot like, ignore the lies told by the crowing Draft-dodger, Trump, and just remember — famous guys wrote under fake names too.
Roger Stone said:
They focus on whether or not Donald Trump may or may not have posed as a public relations man in order to get his spin and his side of the story. This is ridiculous. James Madison, John Adams, Alexander Hamilton — they all wrote under pseudonyms, they all had things they wanted to say, and they wrote under pseudonyms.
Why is this intensely dishonest? Because, the men listed in this pitiful excuse used those pseudonyms to write things like The Federalist Papers, which were written in support of ratifying the United States Constitution. Not talking about how well Alexander Hamilton was doing with the ladies.
They had something to say all right, and it wasn’t about personal gain, their reputation, their exploits, or elevating themselves. When they used “fake names” it was for all of our benefits, not for selfish gain.
The Federalist (later known as The Federalist Papers) is a collection of 85 articles and essays written (under the pseudonym Publius) by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay promoting the ratification of the United States Constitution. Seventy-seven were published serially in The Independent Journal and The New York Packet between October 1787 and August 1788. A compilation of these and eight others, called The Federalist; or, The New Constitution, was published in two volumes in 1788 by J. and A. McLean. The collection’s original title was The Federalist; the title The Federalist Papers did not emerge until the 20th century.
So, in other words, Trump’s excuse for John Miller is that a long time ago good men used the freedom of a pseudonym to create a nation. Completely ignoring his own lies, and the fact that his use of a “pseudonym” was for personal gratification and exaltation, he wants us to equate his sh*tty behavior with their historic actions.
Do people involved in Trump’s campaign even listen to themselves when they are planning this piss-poor damage control? Probably not, seeing as their voter base actually doesn’t need truth, just shiny distractions and decent sound bites with 4th-grade language. These are the people who would install this authoritarian dumbass in the White House.
The men whose names were besmirched by this comparison of altruism and blatant vainglorious ego trip are probably spinning in their graves.
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