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Friday, October 28, 2016

Donald Trump is at it again, and he’s taking on two opponents at once.

A new profile in Rolling Stone followed Trump on the campaign trail — and recounted this story of Trump insulting Carly Fiorina at just the sight of her on a TV screen:

When the anchor throws to Carly Fiorina for her reaction to Trump’s momentum, Trump’s expression sours in schoolboy disgust as the camera bores in on Fiorina. “Look at that face!” he cries. “Would anyone vote for that? Can you imagine that, the face of our next president?!” The laughter grows halting and faint behind him. “I mean, she’s a woman, and I’m not s’posedta say bad things, but really, folks, come on. Are we serious?”

“I”m not talking about looks,” Trump insisted Thursday morning on CNN, “I’m talking about persona.” He then began elaborating on Fiorina’s record as a lousy CEO at Hewlett-Packard and Lucent.

“But then you should say that,” host Chris Cuomo responded.

Trump also added that he liked the photos in the Rolling Stone article, but the editors “screwed it up… because they added a lot of stuff — a lot of garish stuff that I think is disgusting.”

As in, they put in direct quotes from Donald Trump?

Trump is also firing back at Ben Carson — who had been catching up on him in recent polls — after Carson on Wednesday publicly questioned Trump’s professions of religious faith, on the grounds of a clear lack of personal humility.

In response to questions from reporters, Carson quoted the Book of Proverbs: “‘By humility and the fear of the Lord are riches and honor and life.’ And that’s a very big part of who I am — humility and fear of the Lord. I don’t get that impression with him. Maybe I’m wrong, but I don’t get that impression.”

Trump delivered his response to this during the same interview with Chris Cuomo.

“Ben Carson, you’re talking about his faith. Excuse me, Chris, go back and look at his past. Go back and look at his views on abortion and see where he stands,” Trump said — possibly an allusion to the controversy over whether Carson might have been involved with medical research on aborted fetal tissue.

“Now all of a sudden he gets on very low key. I mean frankly, he makes Bush look like the Energizer Bunny. He’s very low key, he’s got a lot of donors, a lot of people pushing him — but Ben Carson, you look at his faith, and I think you’re not gonna find so much. And you look at his views on abortion, which were horrendous — and that’s, I think, why I’m leading with all the evangelicals.”

“I happen to be a great believer in God, a great believer in the Bible,” Trump also insisted. “Who’s he — hey Chris, who’s he to question my faith when I am — I mean, he doesn’t even know me. I’ve met him a few times. I don’t know Ben Carson.”

And then Carson questioned perhaps Carson’s single most impeachable virtue — his skill as a neurosurgeon: “He was a doctor — perhaps, you know, an okay doctor by the way. You can check that out too. We’re not talking about a great — he was an okay doctor. He was just fine. And now because he’s a doctor and he hired one nurse, he’s gonna end up being the President of the United States?”

Note: Ben Carson was the first doctor to successfully separate conjoined twins at the head.

Photo: U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump addresses a Tea Party rally against the Iran nuclear deal at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on September 9, 2015. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

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  • Dominick Vila

    It is time to send The Donald a Thank You note. First it was a comment about overweight women, then a comment about Rosie O’Donnell, then came Megyn Kelly nose or ear bleeding, now it is Fiorina’s face. Republicans have to go no further than consider what their candidates are saying about women, from Trump’s gender obsession, to all the attacks against women rights, to understand why a majority of women do not plan to vote for a Republican. The same goes for African Americans and Hispanic-Latinos, two ethnic/cultural groups that plan to vote Democratic. Add to this college students who can see who is fighting for easier and affordable access to a college education, and the only conclusion we can reach is that the GOP will be lucky to get a majority of senile white men to vote for them. Oops, in the interest of fair play, I should point out that the Kim Davis’ of this world will probably vote for anyone with a (R) after their names.

    • Looner

      Except, strangely enough, Kim Davis is a Democrat.
      If you want to read some weird stuff, read the comments section on NewsMax under the article about Reagon’s son thinking Trump is appalling. I think it is a perfect example of what we are dealing with.

  • Karen Bille-Golden

    Carson’s job today is to separate the GOP/TP who are conjoined at the head and seem to all share one brain amongst them. That’s a tall order for the good doctor.

  • Eleanore Whitaker

    Now really…Why is anyone surprised that the multi-married Donald would find flaws in women who are not bottle blondes with Boob and nose jobs and practicing Golddiggers?

    The truth is what most of us in the metro area have seen from The Donald for years…He is a conceited fool who thinks he is God’s gift to women. His failed marriages prove otherwise.

    But, just in case some of you are not up Donaldisms, his criticism of his opponents is legend. He has always since his entry into the Art of the Deal business, criticized opponents by going for the jugular. Is that what a US President should be?

    Just imagine what this ill bred creep would say to the Prime Minister of the UK should ever they disagree? Worse, imagine his mouth flapping at North Korea’s Kim Jung Un or a Chinese official? This guy has all the potential for starting an International crisis.

    • Dominick Vila

      He already has. Venezuela’s President Maduro picked up on his deportation proposal and deported thousands of Colombian migrants, and their children born in Venezuela. The Ayatollah Khameini followed suit by predicting the Zionist regime will disappear within 25 years, and boasted that the Great Satan will never return to Iran.

      • Eleanore Whitaker

        Trying to reason with the extremists right wingers of the GOP is like walking through the door of mental ward in a mental institution. You see people talking to an invisible person and carrying on long, endless conversations that drone on and on endlessly with no real direction or point. Mental patients have an excuse: mental illness. The GOP men do not. The more they insist they and only they are right, the more Americans see what they are really after: tyranny and power. Not democracy for which they were elected.

        Sadly, the most ignorant are paid trolls of these GOP power freaks. I am sure you recall what happened when the tyrant GOP President Nixon thought he would avoid his part in Water Gate by firing Archibald Cox who demanded Nixon turn over those tapes, an act approved by the SC. Then, typical GOP tyrant, Nixon fired Cox’s replacement because the replacement demanded those tapes.

        The GOP never learns until they cause a revolt. This is why Nixon had to resign. When protesters massed in front of the White House, Nixon knew it was time to resign or be impeached. That’s when his own GOP turned on him, when all along they were the ones most responsible for breaking in, bugging and burglarizing the Democratic National Committee’s office.

        You have to wonder though. If the GOP would stoop as low as burglary and bugging their opponents offices, how much lower have they stooped in the past 2 decades?

        • Dominick Vila

          They will stop at nothing to win elections. Their goal, and only goal, is to win. Governance is just an after thought, and more often than not a small bump on the road.
          What surprises me the most is the fact that, if it wasn’t for their intransigence and ideological bias, they would benefit, politically, by being co-authors of the legislation they oppose. That is exactly the case for the Iran nuclear agreement. Their dependence on large sums of money to win elections, leave them no choice but to be loyal to their donors. Another important consideration for them is the mindset and prejudices that drives the base of the Republican party. They simply have no alternative but to say and act on the expectations of their constituents to be elected and remain in office. An example of the latter is Sen. Marco Rubio, who reacted positively to the need to change our immigration laws to put an end to the illegal immigration problem, only to find out that most Republicans are not interested in a long term solution. The same happened to Sen. McCain when he proposed the Guest Worker Program. They either tell their rabid constituents what they want to hear, or they become RINOs heading out the door.

          • Eleanore Whitaker

            Unfortunately, their obstructions, contradictions and maniacal lust for power has one word behind them all….MONEY.

            When you are a stable of political prostitutes like the GOP has now become, you do not work to the rule of the job you swore an oath to uphold according to the US Constitution. Rather, you become an anarchist savoring the ideals of destroying a democracy anarchists feel gets in the way of their need to rule with an iron hand and use FORCE to get what they want.

            We all know that all it would take is a mob with likes minds to bring these crazies down. And, if they keep up their anarchy, that’s exactly what they will get.

  • latebloomingrandma

    Can you imagine if Ben Carson acquired the persona and rhetoric of Trump? How long would this black doctor last? Trump is like an overgrown adolescent. The worst kind of kid in middle school whose body grew up, but personality did not.

    • jmprint

      That also says volume about his followers.

  • geraldhoey

    Any other candidate would be forced out of the race after making the comments that Donald Trump has made. But at this point he hasn’t suffered because his appeal is to the Republican base which is racist, xenophobic, and sexist. They all love his rants.We’ll have to see how this would play out on a larger level when he needs more than the Republican base.