Greetings, fellow deplorables!
The variety of amazing Donald Trump news on Thursday, September 15 leads me to predict that is the date he won the election.
Yes, we still have another 50+ days to go, but Hillary is toast.
On September 16, Dilbert’s Scott Adams tweeted:
After the pneumonia passes, Clinton is one public cough away from retirement.
Her physician, Dr Lisa Bardack, however, would beg to differ. On September 14, she released more of Clinton’s health records, giving her a glowing report, which included the following statements:
excellent mental condition …
She continues to remain healthy and fit to serve as president of the United States …
Uh huh. Sure.
Now onto the events of Thursday, September 15, Trump’s pivotal day in the general campaign.
The New York Post lauded his speech to the New York Economic Club and said he should give a variant of it every day from now to November 8:
Donald Trump made his best case yet for his presidential candidacy Thursday. In a speech to the New York Economic Club, he tamped down on needless populism and zeroed in on the No. 1 issue affecting Americans: the anemic Obama economy and Hillary Clinton’s bizarre embrace of the policies that caused it.
The paper also reported his indirect dig at Clinton’s overheating when her supporters criticised his speaking with New York governor Andrew Cuomo at the 9/11 remembrance ceremony:
“We were down there talking to each other. We had a long talk. We were actually talking to each other for a long while,” Trump said on Post columnist Fredric U. Dicker’s Talk 1300AM Albany radio show. “We get along very well.”
Asked what he and Cuomo discussed, Trump said, “Just the weather. We were talking about how nice and cool it was. It was actually a beautiful day.”
Politico said ‘Trump cracks the Electoral College lock’:
If the election were held today, Donald Trump would apparently win roughly as many electoral votes as Hillary Clinton — who held a commanding lead in early August and seemed to be closing off all possible Trump routes to 270 electoral votes.
Later that day, Trump taped a segment for Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show. This is what happened. Do play the video below with the sound on. The dialogue is great and shows Trump can be a good sport:
That evening, Trump flew to New Hampshire for a rally.
While Jimmy Fallon was messing with Trump’s hair, Scott Adams published a lengthy analysis of the GOP candidate’s campaign, which included these observations:
We’re about to enter our fifth consecutive week of Trump doing more outreach than outrage …
He needs to be presidential in this phase of the election cycle, so he is …
You probably thought Trump was the bigot in this contest, until Clinton called half of Trump’s supporters a “basket of deplorables.” That’s the point at which observers started to see a pattern. Trump has been consistently supportive of American citizens of all types – with the exception of the press and his political opponents. The main targets of Trump’s rhetoric are the nations that compete against us. In stark contrast, Clinton turned her hate on American citizens. That’s the real kind of hate. Trump is more about keeping America safe and competing effectively in the world. That is literally the job of president …
… over time, Trump’s haircut improved. He softened the color to something more blonde than orange. And his fake tan and TV makeup improved too. Today, if you ask a voter to name the candidate for president who “looks bad,” the answer would probably be Clinton, primarily because of her recent health issues. In our minds, Clinton went from being a stylish and energetic personality to a hospice patient dressed like a North Korean dictator at a rave …
Hmm. And he calls himself a Clinton supporter. Uh huh.
And, finally, Bloomberg interviewed Alex Castellanos, who runs the pro-Trump Super PAC ‘Rebuilding America Now’. He said:
When you look at the real numbers in these [swing] states, we’ve seen Trump up in North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, tight, we have numbers that say that.
So yeah. I wonder if this race is not already over and maybe Trump has won this thing.
I think so.
On Friday, September 16, the news momentum kept pace.
Trump said he had a ‘big statement’ to make in Washington, DC. With only a few hours to organise themselves, press teams rushed to his new hotel in the historic Old Post Office. The news conference was to have taken place at 10 a.m., but the stage was empty. Trump appeared some time after 11:00, giving a talk about the hotel and discussing endorsements from Medal of Honor recipients.
The media got punked.
“It’s hard to imagine this as anything other than a political Rick-roll,” CNN anchor Jake Tapper vented on air after Trump’s hotel event. His colleague John King followed up with, “We just got played.”
I haven’t read any expressions of empathy for Big Media from readers and bloggers. Most of them cheered Trump. More votes? You bet.
This footage, by the way, is fake and is meant as a joke. That said, Big Media should be questioning why their girl Hillary is not only so ill but also how it is she only managed the briefest of press conferences a few days ago, her first one in 270+ days. (So far, only CNN’s Jake Tapper has said anything.) Now, if Donald Trump had done that …
That afternoon, Trump made an historic visit to Miami’s Little Haiti, where he heard a moving explanation from the former president of the country’s senate about the Clinton Foundation’s unfulfilled promises of aid to the country in 1995. Now, The Guardian claims Trump said that. But, in reality, the Haitian-American (dual nationality) says so and asks him to investigate (6:20):
At the end, you can see the media leaving the event early. The reporters caught on camera look angry.
At his Miami rally later that day — with a Les Deplorables backdrop — Trump criticised his opponent. The Daily Mail has photos accompanying their report, excerpts of which follow:
‘We’ve spent practically nothing,’ he added. ‘I’m proud of that … and you know what? We’re doing very well.
‘I think we’re actually leading.’
Clinton, he said, is a low-energy pretender to the Oval Office who has failed to inspire Democratic voters the way he has raised Republicans’ collective dander …
Wearing a Haitian-American pin given to him during an afternoon campaign stop in Miami’s Little Haiti neighborhood, he boasted of his acumen for creating jobs while blasting Clinton’s track record after pledging to boost New York employment during her 2000 U.S. Senate race.
‘She didn’t do anything!’ Trump boomed.
‘She went home. She went to sleep, okay?’
On September 17, The Guardian reported that Mike Pence released a health profile from his personal physician in Indiana. Dr Michael Busk declared the VP hopeful:
in excellent general and cardiovascular health.
Like Trump, Pence is teetotal and a non-smoker. The only medication he is on is Claritin during allergy season. That said, he looks a lot older than 57.
Earlier in the week, the same article says:
… the Trump campaign released a few more details from Bornstein: that Trump, 70, is at 6ft 3in and 236lbs slightly overweight, and takes a cholesterol drug called Crestor and low-dose aspirin. Bornstein also said Trump had tested “within the range of normal” in a recent chest x-ray, electrocardiogram and colonoscopy.
Trump discussed those details on Dr Oz’s show, which airs during the daytime. Ivanka also appeared to discuss her father’s fitness for office.
Later on Saturday, an explosive device went off in a Manhattan dumpster. Trump called it a ‘bomb’. So did Hillary Clinton. But, oddly, Trump was the one criticised for using the word. Mark Dice has this excellent video:
If you don’t have time to watch it, here’s the summary. You couldn’t make this up:
The media attacked Donald Trump for revealing that the Chelsea dumpster explosion in New York was a bomb, while at the same time, asking Hillary, who also called it a bomb, not an accident, why Donald Trump called it a bomb.
By the way, if you haven’t seen Dice’s videos, please do check out his YouTube channel. He shows you Idiocracy in action with breathtaking alacrity.
Elsewhere on Saturday, a stabbing occurred at a mall in Saint Cloud, Minnesota, during which one of the suspects ‘referenced Allah’.
Trump will surely pick up a lot of votes as a result of these attacks, not least because one of the Minnesota suspects was shot dead not by police but by a civilian with a conceal and carry permit. Well done, that man!
As horrible as all this is, it is almost ‘providential’ in an odd way. I am not the first to say this. Others have written similarly on several sites and they are not Christians. These ghastly events are leading — pushing? — more Americans to Trump.
As I write on September 18, the LA Times/USC poll shows Trump ahead by 6.7%. That is still within the margin of error, but it is the largest lead he has had since his convention bounce in late July.
Even better news today comes from Real Clear Politics. Clinton’s buoyant ratings have been slowly leaking all week long. Today, she has but a 0.9% lead over Trump with a nice downward arrow next to the number.
In closing, several people online have talked about truth, the media and the two presidential candidates in that light.
TRUTH sounds like HATE to those who HATE the TRUTH.
A member of The_Donald elaborated on the same theme when discussing Trump’s aforementioned appearance on The Tonight Show:
People are angry when their narrative isn’t reinforced.
EDIT: For months now, many uninformed people saw Trump as a racist buffoon. They no longer saw a person, they saw a symbol of all they hated.
Now, in one night, millions of people saw Trump for what we saw him. A person who just wants to give back to his country the way the country gave to him. They saw someone with a sense of humor and a sense of humility.
They saw someone better than the alternative candidate. And it scared them.
May God bless Donald Trump.
May God also give American voters the eyes to see and the ears to hear the truth during the next few weeks.