The election is fast approaching now, and despite his claims that he is doing very well, Donald Trump appears to be going from nervous to desperate in his attempt to win the White House. He and his surrogates have stepped up their attacks on Hillary Clinton, and Trump has threatened to bring up the extra-marital affairs of Bill Clinton in the next debate. But a sign of how truly desperate the man is getting happened at a campaign rally in Nevada on Wednesday, when Trump made a pitch to terminally ill voters. Yes, you read that right. Trump is apparently so desperate for votes he is appealing to the dying.
Trump starts off his comment by saying he is kidding. “But I mean it,” he quickly adds. Then he says this:
“I don’t care how sick you are. I don’t care if you just came back from the doctor and he gave you the worst possible prognosis — meaning it’s over, you won’t be around in two weeks. Doesn’t matter. Hang out until November 8, get out and vote. And then all we’re gonna say is ‘We love you, and we will remember you always.'”
Every time you think this man, this vile alleged human being, has stooped as low as he can go, he manages to outdo himself. When was the last time you heard a candidate for any office begging dying people to hang around long enough to vote for him? My bet is never. And he makes it clear that once they have done what he needs them to do — vote — they can go ahead and kick the bucket the very next day.
“Oh, but he was kidding! Lighten up!” you say. Yeah, he said he was kidding. There was some nervous laughter from the audience, who by the sound of it didn’t seem to be quite sure how to react because he also said he was serious. This is how he works. He says things in an ambiguous way so he has an out if he is criticized. This may have come across as an off-color joke to some, but I have a hard time seeing how anyone with a loved one who is in the final stages of a terminal illness would find it very amusing at all.
But it explains Donald Trump in a nutshell. Give him what he wants, then to hell with you. But rest assured he’ll say nice things about you, IF you help him out first.
Here’s the video of Trump’s sick “joke-not-a-joke,” via The Guardian:
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