Friday, September 30, 2016

The Donald Chronicles: Unhinged

"While Hillary Clinton is riding high after the first presidential debate, Donald Trump is jumping down into the gutter," begins the Politico article by Louis Nelson.

 "In the wee hours of Friday morning, the impulse-control-deficient Republican nominee let loose a torrent of tweets, calling former Miss Universe winner Alicia Machado “disgusting” and accusing her of having a sex tape."

Alicia Machado, a Latina Miss Universe who has reemerged as a Latina celebrity, refuted Trump again on social media---in Spanish.

And where was Hillary Clinton when she talked about Trump's tweets?  Florida.  Richard Luscombe reports in the Guardian:

Hillary Clinton took another swipe at Donald Trump’s mental stability on Friday, declaring at a campaign stop in South Florida that the Republican nominee is “temperamentally unfit” for the White House. "Why does he do things like that?” Clinton demanded at a rally in Coral Springs, referring to Trump’s early morning social-media assault on former beauty queen Alicia Machado, which dominated the day’s political debate.

Who gets up at three o’clock in the morning to engage in a Twitter attack against the former Miss Universe?” “I mean, his latest Twitter meltdown is unhinged, even for him,” Clinton said. “It proves, yet again, that that he is temperamentally unfit to be president and commander-in-chief. “I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, a man who can be provoked by a tweet should not be anywhere near the nuclear codes.”

New polls show Clinton leading in Florida.  This day was an additional gift. (Even apart from news of Trump's violation of the Cuban embargo.)  Without Florida, Trump doesn't stand a chance.  One story today suggested the Dems aren't meeting their registration goals there but it's pretty clear where the momentum is.

Clinton's upward poll movement and Trump's serial derangements are happening as North Carolina and Iowa among other states have started voting.

Another Republican newspaper has endorsed Hillary.  The San Diego Union-Tribune, which endorsed Romney in 2012 and all Republicans back to Lincoln, wrote:"Vengeful, dishonest and impulsive, Trump is no Romney. This is why Hillary Clinton is the safest candidate for voters to choose in a complex world."

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