Monday, September 5, 2016

Trump shoots flak at Flake, pushes Humpty Dumpty off the wall

Trump is back to his old self. He cannot stand disagreement. His target yesterday (Sunday) was U. S. Senator Jeff Flake (R-Az). These snippets are from the Business Insider report, Donald Trump lashes out at a Republican senator who refuses to endorse him.

Donald Trump lashed out at Sen. Jeff Flake on Sunday after the Republican from Arizona said he wasn't ready to vote for Trump.

"The Republican Party needs strong and committed leaders, not weak people such as @JeffFlake, if it is going to stop illegal immigration," Trump said on Twitter Sunday night.

He then tweeted an hour later: "The Great State of Arizona, where I just had a massive rally (amazing people), has a very weak and ineffective Senator, Jeff Flake. Sad!"

In an interview with Jake Tapper on CNN's "State of the Union," Flake, a vocal Trump detractor, said he "simply can't" support Trump.

"I would not vote for Hillary Clinton, and as of now, I would still not vote for Donald Trump," Flake said.

"I just know that I would like to vote for Donald Trump. It's not comfortable to not support your nominee," he added. "But given the positions he's taken, and the tone and tenor of his campaign, I simply can't."

Flake went on to worry that Trump's outbursts are alienating Republicans and that Trump might be responsible for the GOP losing Arizona.

With apologies to Bobby Darin and his song "Multiplication."

Alienation
That's the Donald Trump game
With each iteration
He sounds the same

There are lots of stories on this. See, for example, this report at politicususa.com: Trump Blows Up The Republican Party While Trashing Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake.

Trump’s thin skin and unfit temperament are the gifts that may not stop giving until Hillary Clinton is elected president in November.

We fervently hope. To quote the rhyme:

All the king's horses and all the king's men
Couldn't put Humpty together again.

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