Trump Avoids Devouring Children, Wins Debate

26 Sep

trump-loves-childrenYet another disturbing week, as I had to hear Donald Trump decry the upcoming debate as being rigged against him. Trump, always a stranger to the truth, declared that he was at a disadvantage because NBC’s Lester Holt is the moderator and is a liberal Democrat. (Fact Check: Lester Holt is actually a registered Republican–a black Republican, which is just a bit too much to unpack here in this article.)

I would also remind people that NBC seems to embrace Trump at every turn. Case in point: Jimmy Fallon of NBC’s The Tonight Show was paling around with Trump and messing up his hair — oh, that wacky duo, what fun! Seriously? What the hell? Thank you, Mr. Fallon for helping to normalize racism, misogyny, homophobia, and hate. Another example, Saturday Night Live welcomed Trump to host — again thank you NBC for helping to normalize deplorable behavior! Let us not forget NBC’s Matt Lauer’s interview with Trump and with Clinton. You know you have sullied yourself beyond repair Mr. Lauer, when Fox News congratulates you on what a fine job you did.

More concerning for me, in addition to the pathological liar Trump is, is that there is a disgraceful double standard already at play against Hillary Clinton. I do agree with Trump that the debate is rigged, but I fear it is to his benefit. All Trump has to do to be declared a winner for this debate is to accomplish the following: not bite off the head of a small child while on stage, not refer to his penis and small hands, and finally (and this is a big ask) not throw one of his usual temper tantrums.  Yes, the bar has been set quite low here for Trump. Despite this embarrassing standard for a presidential nominee, I suspect it maybe difficult for him to not present himself as the bullying, bloviating, bigot that he is.

Yes, we already know that Hillary has many tricks up her sleeve. I have actually heard that she will be using facts and actual experience to draw from for the debate! How very dare she? Where the bar has been set for Trump, perhaps just an inch above the ground, the bar for Hillary has been set exponentially and disproportionately higher. However will she combat the horrific scandal of Pneumonia Gate? Can you imagine someone getting sick and then taking off a few days to recuperate? If that is not a scandal, then I don’t know what one is. Clinton is up against over 30 years of being vilified. Sadly, millenials only know the narrative created and produced by right-wing conservatives who have made it their life’s work to pillory Hillary Clinton. Here is a link to 19 pages of lies told by Trump.

My hope is that the debate is not a one man circus for Trump, but rather we can see that this is not who we want to lead our country; that Trump is not who we want as the ambassador for the world to see. This is an opportunity for Clinton to draw from her successful career and address that she is in fact exceedingly qualified for the job of President. Let us hope that the media, famously obsessed with false standards of “equivalence”, focus on presidential standards and not ratings fodder.



14 Responses to “Trump Avoids Devouring Children, Wins Debate”

  1. Bob Gruber September 26, 2016 at 6:10 am #

    Excellent article, Michael!

  2. Gronda Morin September 26, 2016 at 6:11 am #

    Dear Michael,

    What is so frustrating is that the polls show that likely voters believe that Donald Trump is more truthful than Hillary Clinton by about 10 pints. It is not possible to tell more lies than Donald Trump as per PolitiFact.

    You are right about the MILLENNIALS. They do not understand the conservative rights’ vitriol against her goes back to when she was a staffer for John Doar on the judiciary committee investigating Watergate and that there has been a concerted effort for 25 plus the conservatives to somehow figure out a way to take her down.

    I can’t watch the TV news as they harp on how close the polls are for both candidates. What planet are we on? Gronda

    • Michael Hulshof-Schmidt September 26, 2016 at 6:16 am #

      It does seem like a world gone mad, doesn’t it? I hope this article will prove helpful. Peace, Michael.

  3. Central Oregon Coast NOW September 26, 2016 at 7:36 am #

    Reblogged this on Central Oregon Coast NOW.

  4. Dr. Rex September 26, 2016 at 8:32 am #

    Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    Here’s hoping …. Trump has persisted and continued lying …. “Trump, always a stranger to the truth, declared that he was at a disadvantage because NBC’s Lester Holt is the moderator and is a liberal Democrat. (Fact Check: Lester Holt is actually a registered Republican.”

    • Michael Hulshof-Schmidt September 26, 2016 at 9:43 am #

      Dr. Rex, thank you for reblogging this! Love and peace, Michael.

      • Dr. Rex September 26, 2016 at 10:03 am #

        Most welcome!! Love and peace … waiting on that debate tonight!!

      • Michael Hulshof-Schmidt September 26, 2016 at 10:15 am #

        Let us hope people do fact checking while watching! ❤

      • Dr. Rex September 26, 2016 at 10:16 am #

        My fact checking is done. He’s a liar, she’s only a mild one. When faced with these choices, I have no doubts!

  5. Michael Hulshof-Schmidt September 26, 2016 at 3:07 pm #

    Thank you, Nel! Peace, Michael.


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