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Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Alexander: Trump's Most Taxing Questions

Last Friday, after being pummeled in the 10th GOP primary debate, Donald Trump demonstrated once again that he is the undisputed media master. As the mainstream media (MSM) prepared to devote the day's news to the beating Trump took from Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz (both of whom defeat Trump head-to-head), the most "establishment" of establishment candidates stepped up to endorse Trump.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, whose own campaign fell flat, joined Trump at a rally and threw his weight behind the pro-promoter, effectively diverting attention from the previous night's debate.

Christie, in an opportunistic bid for an attorney general appointment, declared, "Always beware of the candidate for public office who has the quick and easy answer to a complicated problem. ... I just don't think that [Trump] is suited to be president of the United States. ... We do not need reality TV in the Oval Office right now. [The presidency] is not a place for an entertainer. ... Showtime is over. We are not electing an entertainer-in-chief. ... [If you vote for Trump] we could wind up turning over the White House to Hillary Clinton for four more years."

Wait, that's what Christie said before he endorsed Trump. But now he has pledged allegiance to Trump, declaring, "The best person to beat Hillary Clinton in November ... is undoubtedly Donald Trump."

"Undoubtedly"? Reputable polls consistently show Trump to be the only remaining Republican candidate who loses to Hillary in a head-to-head matchup.

Trump knows how to work the media as well as he does a crowd. But as I wrote in "The Trump Freight Train," Caveat Emptor: "Virtually none of his adoring media has devoted any bandwidth challenging Trump's long list of prevarications — at least not yet. And the list keeps growing. If Trump sews up the Republican nomination, the mainstream media will stop appeasing and start tearing him apart ahead of the general election — they will eviscerate him. And there is so much to hang around Trump's neck that the barrage will be relentless until the last general election vote is cast."

Mark my words: There's a bottomless pit of Trump material that hasn't YET been aired, and Democrat opposition research teams will hand it all over to their MSM enablers as soon as Trump wraps up the Republican nomination.

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Anonymous said...

It will be worse than 1964.

Anonymous said...

Fat boy in a bubble, someone ought to call him out. He thinks with his loud mouth and vindictive demeanor that who ever confronts him he will cause them to shut up. He needs to go back in his hole.

Anonymous said...

Love trump but he needs to STOP repeatedly saying stuff over and over and he better get better at SPECIFICS on foreign affairs he needs to take some of Chris Christie ideas.

KBinLA said...

Perhaps that is what Mr. Trump is doing 'taking some of CC's ideas'. Trump has repeated, yes, but the one thing that I like about what he's repeated is his break with the establishment. While he may be using these 'establishment' figures, I feel his repeated statements on 'bringing the best' people to his administration are true. And, I don't think those people are in the GOP establishment.., IMHO.

Anonymous said...

Thing is Trump supporters could give a hoot.

Anonymous said...

2:43 You are correct, but don't you think he was much better last night in his press conference? Did a nice job with the Q&A at the end too.

Anonymous said...

Yes he did But he better be ready for part 2 of the backstabbing from Fox news and Meagan Kelly he Will get it from EVERYONE Thursday night time for him to start blasting ALL of them.

Anonymous said...

Not like Hillary doesn't have an overflowing closet of skeletons, lest we not go there !!