Donald Trump makes a joke, a surprisingly good joke, at the expense of the DNC and their nominee, Hillary Clinton. I immediately recognized his comment as humor. The DNC is claiming that Russia hacked their email server to advance Trump and Hillary has 30,000 missing emails which has been in the news lately.
So why does Trump have to explain his joke to the Democrats?
“Of course I’m being sarcastic,” Trump said in a Fox News interview that aired the day after his comments sparked a national furor. “You have 33,000 emails deleted, and the real problem is what was said on the emails from the Democratic National Convention.”
Source: Donald Trump: Russia hacking comments were ‘sarcastic’ – CNNPolitics.com
I don’t care much for Trump. He says a lot of stupid things that he’s serious about so there should be no lack of fodder for the Democrats to criticize so why do they show their lack of a sense of humor by attacking his joke? This only makes the Democrats criticizing him on this look bad.
Nate Robinson brings up a great point in his article:
Trump’s political dominance is highly dependent on his idiosyncratic, audacious method of campaigning. He deals almost entirely in amusing, outrageous, below-the-belt personal attacks, and is skilled at turning public discussions away from the issues and toward personalities (He/she’s a “loser,” “phony,” “nervous,” “hypocrite,” “incompetent.”) If Trump does have to speak about the issues, he makes himself sound foolish, because he doesn’t know very much. Thus he requires the media not to ask him difficult questions, and depends on his opponents’ having personal weaknesses and scandals that he can merrily, mercilessly exploit.
This campaigning style makes Hillary Clinton Donald Trump’s dream opponent. She gives him an endless amount to work with. The emails, Benghazi, Whitewater, Iraq, the Lewinsky scandal, Chinagate, Travelgate, the missing law firm records, Jeffrey Epstein, Kissinger, Marc Rich, Haiti, Clinton Foundation tax errors, Clinton Foundation conflicts of interest, “We were broke when we left the White House,” Goldman Sachs… There is enough material in Hillary Clinton’s background for Donald Trump to run with six times over.
Source: Current Affairs | Culture & Politics
So the question boils down to this, do you want to see Hillary Clinton as the Democratic nominee for president or do you want to keep Donald Trump out of the White House.
The National Review has been dropped by the RNC as the co-sponsor of the upcoming debate because it editorialized against Donald Trump.
Republican National Committee spokesperson Allison Moore said that “debate partners can’t have a predisposition towards or against any candidate.”
Source: GOP drops National Review from debate sponsorship over Trump attack
So this tells me that either Donald Trump is now the establishment candidate or that RNC takes their commitment to being unbiased toward all of their candidates seriously. Can we say the same about the DNC?