As you have all probably seen, Donald Trump is having an awful week. First, he attacked a Gold Star family because they said
mean truthful things about him and his bigotry. Then he doubled and tripled down on his attacks on the Khan Family because, of course, he did. After he wouldn’t let up, some of his supporters accused the family of being secret terrorists. When his vice presidential pick Mike Pence saw what he was doing, the Indiana governor tried to clean up Trump’s mess by praising the family.
While in the midst of fighting with the family of one of our fallen soldiers, the GOP presidential nominee decided to pick a fight with the GOP establishment by saying that he “wasn’t there yet” when asked if he planned on endorsing Speaker of the House Paul Ryan in Ryan’s congressional race. He also refused to endorse Senator John McCain while also insulting him (again), saying he has “never been there with John McCain because I’ve always felt that he should have done a much better job for the vets.”
Once again Pence was forced to clean up Trump’s mess by speaking out in support of the establishment Republicans. Then, just days after Trump’s refusal to show his support for the two men, Ryan let him know that his own endorsement of Trump could be rescinded.
Now, in a hilarious turn of events, the presidential nominee decided (after hearing Ryan’s statement we are assuming) that maybe he can get behind McCain and the speaker, after all. During a campaign rally in Green Bay, Wisconsin Trump said:
We will have disagreements, but we will disagree as friends and never stop working together toward victory. And very importantly, toward real change. So in our shared mission, to make America great again, I support and endorse our speaker of the House, Paul Ryan. And while I’m at it, I hold in the highest esteem Sen. John McCain for his service to our country in uniform and in public office, and I fully support and endorse his re-election.
Trump, who constantly says he doesn’t need the support of Republican leadership, is now desperately trying to hang on to Ryan’s support and after insulting McCain, he is now complimenting him for his service and offering the senator his support, as well. This has got to be the most hilarious flip-flop of his entire campaign.
As Hillary Clinton continues to trounce him in the polls, I expect we will see more of this scared Trump over the next few months and we are going to enjoy every minute of it.
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