Donald Trump spoke to Fox News about the great injustices in the Republican Party’s primary election process, as well as other things. Some of those other things included the fact that two of his adult children who reside in New York will not be casting a vote for him in the upcoming presidential primary.
Funnily enough, those two children happen to be two of the most well-recognized faces on his campaign trail: Ivanka and Eric Trump.
When asked about the conundrum, Trump responded in an extremely predictable way: sans reality. Isn’t it startling that Trump is often lauded for speaking his mind, yet what is on his mind seems lack substance and factual knowledge.
He says on Fox News:
They had a longtime register and they were, you know, unaware of the rules, and they didn’t register in time. So they feel very, very guilty. They feel very guilty.
“Oops,” Brian Kilmeade said.
“But it’s fine. I understand that. I think they have to register a year in advance and they didn’t. So Eric and Ivanka, I guess, won’t be voting,” Trump said.
I think they have to register a year in advance and they didn’t.
A year in advance? He couldn’t be bothered enough to actually know when the deadline is for party changes for voter registration in his home state? The deadline was October 9, 2015 and from what I know of life in general and how our calendar works – that isn’t “a year in advance.”
Look, I get that this statement lacks controversy on the surface. I get that the man has said many repugnant things in the course of his bid for the presidency that make most sane, decent people recognize that he is not presidential material — some of us even question if he is qualified to be considered human. However, this is a small, important detail one would expect a presidential hopeful to know.
And, do we really want people who may not be registered to vote thinking they are too late to do so? Do we really want the voting populace to think they must register to vote for a president a year in advance? Honestly, that’s disgraceful.
However, my concern is even deeper than that. The President of the United States is considered a leader of the free world. Decisions must be made that require careful consideration and as the saying goes, “the devil is in the details.” Donald Trump cares not about details. He cares about large, grandiose, blanket statements and big “shock and awe” tactics.
Perhaps he just can’t be bothered with details. He’s far too important to know of such things.
Well, at least we know there are two fewer votes for Donald in New York.
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