Jan Brewer is one of Trump’s female surrogates. They send her out when they want Trump to seem more sympathetic towards women. It doesn’t work but the Trump camp hasn’t figured this out yet. That’s okay. Brewer is always good for a crazy comment or three.
Such was the case on Sunday’s edition of CNN’s State of the Union with Jake Tapper. I suspect that Tapper likes to have Brewer on his round table because he just knows she’s going to say something ridiculous. She didn’t disappoint.
Tapper brought up Trump’s Saturday “policy” speech, noting that, before he got to the actual policy portion, he took a few moments to whine about his accusers. For 15 minutes, Trump bitched about the women who have accused him of sexual misconduct, calling them liars. Their stories are, Trump insisted…
“… total fabrication. The events never happened. Never. All of these liars will be sued after the election is over.’”
Sued, eh? Well, won’t the discovery part of each individual lawsuit be fun? And Trump would have to file separate complaints, suing each woman individually. That’s eleven lawsuits. So far. If it wouldn’t be such a media circus for those women, I’d love to see it happen.
Jake Tapper brought up these accusations, showing a short clip of Trump’s Saturday speech. He prefaced by saying that Trump started out this “important” speech, given in Gettysburg, by complaining for 15 minutes. He noted, rightly, that people “don’t feel sorry for him,” meaning Trump. He then let Brewer do her batsh1t thing. And she did.
“He’s been waterboarded by these issues. It seems like it’s really been kind of somewhat of a put-up oppression of Donald Trump from all of these people lining up. It’s just unbelievable. And anybody that’s been under those kinds of assaults I think want to defend themselves.”
She then added that Trump, “did a great job of explaining to the American people.” Trump, Brewer says, “tells it like it is.” At this, the rest of the panel laughed out loud.
Former Nebraska Senator Bob Kerrey agreed but pointed out that Trump explains things well this “in his head.” He should have thought, Kerry continued, that he was in historic Gettysburg and it maybe wasn’t the best time to talk about “ten women who brought a charge against me.” “Eleven,” Tapper corrected, taking advantage of the unwitting joke set-up.
Funny as that is, if we focus on Brewer’s first comment, the humor is drained out of the situation. Donald Trump is not being tortured. He is not being physically harmed by these accusations. He’s not being held down and having water poured over his face to the point of feeling like he’s drowning. Waterboarding is not a joking matter. Unless one is a thoughtless twit like Jan Brewer, of course. One wonders if she would be so flippant if she were to be waterboarded herself.
Here’s the video via Raw Story:
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