Over the last few days Donald Trump has said and done one idiotic thing after another. Â For the love of the Grand Old Party, he needs to SHUT UP. Please. SHUT UP.
I know much of what Trump does and says is in an effortÂ to keep his name at the top of the news cycle. Â He has managed to do that over last few days while reaching a whole new level of idiocy. Â I hardly know where to begin.
On Sunday Trump said President Obama should resignÂ andÂ suggested that Hillary should stop her campaign,
â€œIn his remarks today, President Obama disgracefully refused to even say the words â€˜Radical Islamâ€™. For that reason alone, he should step down. If Hillary Clinton, after this attack, still cannot say the two words â€˜Radical Islamâ€™ she should get out of this race for the Presidency,â€ Trump said in a statement released by his campaign.
â€œIf we do not get tough and smart real fast, we are not going to have a country anymore. Because our leaders are weak, I said this was going to happen â€“ and it is only going to get worse. I am trying to save lives and prevent the next terrorist attack. We canâ€™t afford to be politically correct anymore,â€ the statement continued.
“Look, we’re led by a man that either is not tough, not smart, or he’s got something else in mind,” Trump said in a lengthy interview on Fox News early Monday morning. “And the something else in mind â€”Â you know, people can’t believe it. People cannot, they cannot believe that President Obama is acting the way he acts and can’t even mention the words ‘radical Islamic terrorism.’ There’s something going on. It’s inconceivable. There’s something going on.”
“He doesn’t get it or he gets it better than anybody understands â€”Â it’s one or the other, and either one is unacceptable.”
“Well there are a lot of people that think maybe he doesn’t want to get it,” Trump said. “A lot of people think maybe he doesn’t want to know about it. I happen to think that he just doesn’t know what he’s doing, but there are many people that think maybe he doesn’t want to get it. He doesn’t want to see what’s really happening. And that could be.”
Trump seems to believe that because the President won’t say “Radical Islamic terrorism” he was in some way involved in, or responsible for, Â the Florida massacre. Â I agree that it would be nice if Obama called it for what it was, but that does not mean Obama is a muslim (as Trump has implied in the past) and Obama certainly had nothing to do with the actions of a crazy, radical, muslim who hates gay people and opened fire in a gay nightclubÂ in Orlando.
On Monday Trump went so far as to revoke the Washington Post’s press credentials to cover his campaign.Â Â That means the Washington Post can no longer cover Trump’s campaign events, making it very difficult for them to cover his campaign for the paper.
â€œBased on the incredibly inaccurate coverage and reporting of the record setting Trump campaign, we are hereby revoking the press credentials of the phony and dishonest Washington Post,â€ Trump posted on Facebook.
â€œI am no fan of President Obama, but to show you how dishonest the phony Washington Post is, they wrote, â€˜Donald Trump suggests President Obama was involved with Orlando shootingâ€™ as their headline,â€ Trump said. â€œSad!â€
I am no fan of the Washington Post but they weren’t wrong. Â Trump DID suggest that Obama was somehow involved in the shooting.
Washington Post editor Marty Baron responded to Trump’s ban on the paper,
Donald Trumpâ€™s decision to revoke The Washington Postâ€™s press credentials is nothing less than a repudiation of the role of a free and independent press,” Baron wrote in a statement. “When coverage doesnâ€™t correspond to what the candidate wants it to be, then a news organization is banished. The Post will continue to cover Donald Trump as it has all along â€“ honorably, honestly, accurately, energetically, and unflinchingly. Weâ€™re proud of our coverage, and weâ€™re going to keep at it.â€
Should Trump become President will he ban the press from covering his events? Â Will he allow any press conferences? Â The man is starting to scare me. Â He’s a loose cannon and it’s no longer even moderately amusing. Â It is obvious he is not going even try to appear to be Presidential. Â He’s childish, petulant, and vindictive. Â It has also become apparent that no one can control Trump and he cannot control himself. Â If he wants even a slim chance of winning the Presidency, he needs to SHUT UP for the duration of the campaign. Â Just SHUT UP.