Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Wall Street Journal lectures Donald Trump

I've said it before in this blog, and I'll say it again: When Trump 'shoots from his hip' speaking without a script, he doesn't sound like a billionaire, or even a millionaire. He also doesn't sound like a politician.

The Wall Street Journal editorial board wrote an op-ed called "Trump's Self-Reckoning" saying: "Trump is right that most of the media want him to lose ... It’s true of every Republican presidential nominee. The difference is that Mr. Trump has made it so easy for the media and his opponents."

The WSJ criticizes Trump for making "the election a referendum on Hillary Clinton, not on himself" and adds that his managers would "like him to spend a little time each day—a half hour even—studying the issues he’ll need to understand if he becomes President", which is ... proving difficult for Trump who "prefers to watch the cable shows rather than read a briefing paper."

The WSJ criticizes Trump for thinking "the crowds at his campaign rallies are a substitute for the lack of a field organization and digital turnout strategy. And he thinks that Twitter and social media can make up for being outspent $100 million to zero in battleground states."

The WSJ writes that the "tragedy is that this is happening in a year when Republicans should win."

The WSJ conclusion: "If they can’t get Mr. Trump to change his act by Labor Day, the GOP will have no choice but to write off the nominee as hopeless and focus on salvaging the Senate and House and other down-ballot races. As for Mr. Trump, he needs to stop blaming everyone else and decide if he wants to behave like someone who wants to be President—or turn the nomination over to Mike Pence."

Mrs. Clinton is the second most unpopular presidential nominee in history—after Mr. Trump. 

It is sad these two are the best candidates the two main political parties could find.

The Clintons are crooked politicians selling access in return for paid speeches and contributions to a "charity" whose main purpose seems to be getting Bill hired to make speeches about the charity ... and paying salaries to friends who work for the "charity".

Trump is a loudmouth who thinks balance of trade deficits are a disaster that can be "solved".