Donald Trump Doubles Down On Crazy In Republican Debate
In an alternative universe, the best qualified candidates for president are debating the issues that make a difference. However, in ours, Donald Trump is leading the polls, and a debate audience is cheering the crap that comes out of his mouth. That makes our universe a little less desirable. Then again, in a totally different universe they've perfect sex robots, so ours is even less desirable than less desirable. But I'm sure this is something President Trump can address.
Face it, you're likely watching the Republic debate tonight to watch Trump. Just ask him.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 6, 2015
I'll admit that's why I'm watching it. Or more specifically, watching what comes out of his speak-hole. Trump has gone from an orange-faced oddity with a weasel on his head to an orange-faced future president with a weasel on his head. Somehow he has jumped to the front of the polls despite saying things like:
"Sorry losers and haters, but my IQ is one of the highest — and you all know it! Please don't feel so stupid or insecure; it's not your fault."
"All of the women on The Apprentice flirted with me — consciously or unconsciously. That's to be expected."
"I've said if Ivanka weren’t my daughter, perhaps I'd be dating her."
"I have a great relationship with the Blacks. I've always had a great relationship with the Blacks."
Yes, these are all the words of the Republican frontrunner. So you would think that he and his handlers have decided to dial back on the crazy and try to have him look more statesmanlike. You would also think we'd be further along on that sex robot thing. But you'd be wrong on both accounts.
Trump off to wild start. Said he only calls Rosie O'Donnell a "fat pig," not all women. pic.twitter.com/RNeyOJcqOT
— AJ+ (@ajplus) August 7, 2015
In Cleveland, he stayed true to form, and spewed out these gems:
"If it weren't for me, you wouldn't even be talking about illegal immigration."
"Reporters... are a very dishonest lot, generally speaking."
"Our politicians are stupid."
"I don't think you heard me. You're [Rand Paul] having a hard time tonight."
"With Hillary Clinton, I said be at my wedding and she was at my wedding. She had no choice."
"I have never gone bankrupt... What am I saying? I have taken advantage of the laws of this country, and frankly, so has everyone else in my position."
"Lenders are not the nice sweet people you think they are."
"I made a lot of money in Atlantic City. And I'm very proud of it."
"I've evolved on many issues over the years. And you know who else has? Ronald Reagan."
"[My friends child] was not aborted, and that child today is a total superstar."
"I would say [Obama] is incompetent, but I don't want to do that because that's not nice."
"If Iran was a stock, you folks should go out and buy it."
According to NPR, Trump spoke the most:
FINAL Talk Times: 1 Trump 10:30 2 Bush 8:33 3 Huck 6:32 4 Carsn/Crz 6:28 6 Kasch 6:25 7 Rubio 6:22 8 Chrste 6:03 9 Walkr 5:43 10 Paul 4:51
— Domenico Montanaro (@DomenicoNPR) August 7, 2015
But according to me, he said the least. #Trump2016
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David Young has been a columnist for ESPN and Sports Illustrated, and is one for SportsGrid. And he is also for increased government funding for ALL robotics programs.