Donald Trump’s Note of Encouragement After Massacre: At Least My Numbers Will Go Up

donald_trump_fox_newsIt’s not exactly a secret that Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump is a vile human being. As I and many others have said repeatedly, it’s mind-boggling that there are millions of people who actually believe he would make a good president. Not only is he a blatant racist, bigot and sexist, but he has the mentality of a petulant teenager and the vocabulary of a small child.

He’s a leading presidential candidate who uses Twitter more like an immature, egotistical reality TV star desperately seeking attention than someone who’s running for the most powerful office in the world. Then again, he is an immature, egotistical reality TV star desperately seeking attention.

One of the worst aspects of Trump (and there are many) is his arrogance. It seems to render him incapable of grasping anything outside of whatever idiocy flows through his mind, which is often linked to bragging about how “fantastic” he is.

This trait was perfectly put on display following the horrific shooting in San Bernardino that left 14 dead when Trump retweeted a comment from one of his supporters bragging that after these tragedies, his poll numbers go up:

Ignoring the fact that the claim isn’t even true, this tweet exemplifies how clueless Trump really is. You don’t have to be a rocket scientist, or even possess much intelligence at all, to understand that you shouldn’t send out a retweet seemingly bragging about a false fact relating to your polling numbers improving after people have died.

People have died, families have been destroyed and there are still many sitting in hospitals recovering from their wounds – yet Trump took to Twitter to retweet a comment that seems to be trying to put a positive spin on this tragedy?

Are you kidding me?

When I read that tweet I took it as Trump saying, “Well, hey, there’s a silver lining, my poll numbers will go up.” And while I’m sure he’ll dismiss it as “just a retweet, not something he said himself” – which is the excuse he used to defend his racism recently – when someone in his position sends something out like that, it matters.

I’d be lying if I said I didn’t expect this garbage from Trump. After all, this is a guy who jump started his presidential campaign by calling most Mexican immigrants rapists and criminals, went on to mock John McCain being a Vietnam POW and mocked a reporter with disabilities. Much of his campaign has been nothing more than a shining example that a good part of the Republican party is driven by hate, bigotry, ignorance and racism.

And while I’m sure this tweet shocks no one who’s been following Donald Trump’s campaign, it does serve as yet another reminder of how pathetic Trump is and how ignorant many of those who support him seem to be.

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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  • Joey Morales

    Correction he called Mexicans drug dealers rapists and criminals. He assumed most are good decent people.

    • shagbug

      no, he said “some” are good people. not most. big difference, in fact the opposite of what you said

      • Joey Morales

        You’re correct. He did say some instead of most. But he also said he assumed that those some were good people. So pretty much he is 100% sure that Mexicans come across the border are criminals but those some he can only assume are good people. Granted I got the wording wrong, my point was to say that Donald Trump could only assume those some are good people and he has no clue at all.

    • santijose

      “…They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapist. And some , I assume, are good people” – There is no mention of drug dealers.

      • VM Cox

        ‘they’re bring drugs’ So Santijose, do you suppose he meant drugs for their own personal use or was he indicating drug dealers. You typed that comment, how did you come to the conclusion there is no mention of drug dealers.

      • santijose

        You saw that he wanted you to see. He’s good @ that. We see as we are, not as it actually is.

      • VM Cox

        I think you have that backwards. He was saying ‘drug dealers’ and you didn’t see it. You could, I suppose, be less clear than your answer, but I’m not sure how. And frankly, I see what the man says and it is very easy to understand. He does not have the ability to temper his remarks, they are quite blatant. He speaks to ignorant haters clearly.

  • Tim Smith

    For whatever we think or may say, yea people are entitled to their opinion you(the writer), and yes even Donald Trump, and me for say this here – Freedom of Speech and Yea too however you wanna take this opinion most often Freedom of Speech sales whether its votes or money for Articles people write isn’t there after all money involved these days in everything everywhere anytime?

    • Conservativessuck

      What the hell?

      Say that again.

  • Cheryl Viuhkola-Pelletier

    I was verbally attacked my a guy who is a step cousin of sorts.We share a few friends on Facebook, and he asked to be a friend. I accepted his request because I saw a few of his posts on a cousins site, one where he wrote very kindly about my deceased mother. I was foolish to not look around his FB page first. I immediately was overwhelmed with posts from him sharing the most horrid sites many of them about Trump.I told him I did not like his views and peferred not to see them. He can hold those views, but I will never agree with them. Anyway, I unfollowed him so I would not see them, but he stalked my posts to my real cousins and commented on each thing I said. My comments were not political. I became so alarmed that I asked my cousins if they thought he was a bit unhinged. They did. So, I blocked him completely and he still commented about me to my cousins. It scared me, and even though we live several hundred miles away I felt threatened. Others felt confused as they swear he has never spoke about them in this way. I do believe that trumps caters to insane and dangerous people who may decide to harm innocent people because they are encouraged to.
    This climate of hate,guns, war, and death to those that are not falling for it is a very terrible state to be in. I now try to limit my comments but had to tell about my experience to maybe help others.

  • Brian

    Radical. Islamic. Terrorism.

  • Susan Grove

    Alan, what is happening to the quality of people responding to your comments? Your posts used to be informative, funny, heart-felt – now the comments are simply scary.