Given the fact that most Trump supporters don't have the brains that God gave geese, I had counted on this happening. Today, Trump called Bernie Sanders a "communist."
I always figured that the American people didn't understand the difference between "socialist" and "communist," but I was actually selling them short. It seems that when they looked at Denmark and Sweden it didn't scare them one bit.
So Trump counted on the stupidity of his followers and called Sanders a communist. He did it this morning in an airplane hangar where a lot of us dummies thought he would denounce the violence his hyperbole had launched. So much for the expectations of people who think presidents should be looked up to and admired for their truth and honesty.
Who knows what he'll say next. But it won't be pretty. We haven't encountered this kind of politician since George Wallace said segregation should last forever. In history we've had Father Coughlin and Huey Long who've counted on the stupidity and racism of their followers. Hell, Henry Ford used to hand out this fraudulent protocols of the Elders of Zion, which was a document that was anti-Semitic to its core. He got away with it and Ford did transactions with the Germans well past the time it was acceptable behavior.
So now we have Trump, who is the incarnation of evil. If someone shoots him the autopsy will show us where the 666 is hidden on his body. But I suppose, even that wouldn't convince the evangelicals they're walking down the path behind the antichrist.
As for me, I've taken Pascal's wager and hope that one fine morning, when this life is over, I'll fly away.