— This article, by Jerry Cates, was first published on 19 August 2016, and was last revised on 22 August 2016. © Govinthenews Vol. 7:8(3).
Today, for the first time ever, Donald Trump and his campaign managers — including his son Eric — unveiled something all his supporters have been wanting from the very start: a kinder, gentler, Donald Trump.
Too little, too late?
Maybe. Hopefully not. Definitely needed, regardless…
What else can be said? Not much. This writer, though still a Trump supporter, is honestly disgusted with Trump and his campaign. Disgusted. No, that’s not the only word that applies, but it is all I will use at the moment. Words fail me. They fail because the stakes are so high, yet Trump has seemed unable to realize just how critical his campaign is to America’s future. Though the stakes are impossible to underestimate, Trump’s behavior suggests he hasn’t had a clue about that.
Let’s face it. Trump stands today as the only hope America has to avoid having a woman whom the FBI has exposed as a pathological liar and felon — a woman who is married to a man who is not only a pathological liar but a serial philanderer — ascend to the presidency of the United States. Once in the White House, she will — possibly during her first term — supervise the appointment of up to four Supreme Court justices who are wedded to the leftwing philosophies that have buoyed her candidacy from the beginning, and that have the power to bring America to her knees. If Hillary Clinton is elected, she will destroy America. Anyone who does not understand that has no understanding of history.
But Trump has — up to this point — seemed incapable of comprehending the seriousness of the situation. When asked on 11 August what he would do if the approach he has been taking to run his campaign caused him to lose the election, he first made it clear he had no intention of changing that approach, then added that, if he lost the election “I’m going to have a very, very nice long vacation.”
Here’s my reply to that:
You had better not be planning to have a nice, long vacation if you lose this election. You owe your constituency much, much more than that. If you don’t know that by now, you are in for a BIG surprise.
Your constituency won’t be half as angry at Mrs. Clinton for winning as they will be at you for losing this race. This was yours to lose, because Mrs. Clinton practically gave it to you on a silver platter. All you had to do was act professional (which you have not done), be civil and behave with at least a modicum of normal decorum (which you have also not done), and tend to the business of getting the anti-establishment, we’re going to make things right again, message out to the masses (which you also have not done.)
If you lose this election it will be your fault, and yours alone. America will not take that lightly, Mr. Trump. You will have a lot of tall explaining to do, and I will be right there, along with several million other very highly unhappy Americans demanding an explanation!
Sincerely, and I do mean Sincerely
Jerry H. Cates
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