Darn that Donald Trump. He’s making it really hard not to warm up to him.
First, last night in his CNN interview with Wolf Blitzer I thought he was pretty good overall. (Better than his Washington Post editorial board meeting; I was sure the transcript the Post released was a parody, but apparently not.)
But my favorite moment was when Blitzer asked Trump why Fox’s Megyn Kelly attacked him every night. Trump’s answer was marvelous; I don’t have the exact words, but they were something close to: Ratings—if she didn’t attack me every night, her ratings would be worse than yours.
Boom! Blitzer was helpless to respond, and changed the subject.
And then there’s this, from ABC News:
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump referred to Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren as “the Indian” at a news conference on Monday just hours after she unleashed a Twitter tirade against him.
“Who is that, the Indian? You mean the Indian?” Trump asked, referring to Warren, who has said she has Native American ancestry.
Trump knows that Warren is a fake indian—Fauxchahontas—as the story made clear later on:
This is not the first time Trump has invoked Warren’s heritage. He did so in an interview with New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd published over the weekend.
“I think it’s wonderful because the Indians can now partake in the future of the country,” Dowd quoted Trump as saying. “She’s got about as much Indian blood as I have.”
The case for Trump might just come down to the idea that if we can’t have effective government, at least we can have entertaining government.