Monday, August 3, 2015

Daily Trumpeter: Trump is the ultimate truthiness candidate

Trump's ideas are "sheer lunacy", Washington Post.

... Trump’s ideas seem to defy both parties’ orthodoxies. And sometimes, to defy logic.

To square the circles in his vision — to explain how he will do things that seem implausible — Trump’s answer is usually himself. That is the heart of Trump-ism, the glue that holds the agenda together — the man’s own sky-high self-confidence.

President Trump’s vision would work because Trump would be president.

For example:

... To fight the Islamic State, for instance, he has advocated a military campaign aimed at removing the oil out from under the militants’ territory.

"Take back their wealth. Take back the oil. . . . You bomb the hell out of them and then you encircle it, and then you go in" with an oil company, Trump has said. "Once you take that oil, they have nothing left. And it’s so simple."

"That is sheer lunacy on so many counts, it’s hard to start," said David Goldwyn , a former State Department special envoy for energy in the Obama administration.

The reason why this idea, and each of his many other crackpot notions, sounds so weird is that they rest on "a feel."

"I would be willing to bet I would have a great relationship with Putin. It’s about leadership," he told Fox’s O’Reilly.

"Based on what?" O’Reilly asked. "You’re two macho guys?"

"Based on a feel."

"Just a feel?"

"Based on feel," Trump replied.

See? Truthiness.

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