Mr. Trump’s Wild Ride, & Other Saturday Observations

Trump certainly keeps things interesting, doesn’t he? Paul reviewed the reasons for and against a Trump debate, concluding it’s a bad idea. That just made me think that Trump was more likely to do it, and who knows—he may well still change his mind.

But what is Trump possibly thinking in attacking the judge in his Trump University civil case? (It’s also less than shrewd, even for Trump, to refer to the Indiana-born judge as “Mexican” simply because of his surname. Brilliant.) Is this some deep-dish strategy to set up a delayed charge against Hillary Clinton that goes something like this: Trump gets sanctioned by the judge for contempt of court (a distinct possibility), so that when the Justice Department declines to indict Hillary he can shout about a double-standard? Seems far-fetched, but you never know with Trump.

If this is the kind of erratic performance we get from Trump from now to November, every theme park in America may as well shut down its roller-coasters, because Trump is going to put them out of business.

Speaking of Sanders, months ago he couldn’t shut up about the wonderful socialism of Denmark, but when asked this week about the results of Venezuelan socialism on Univision, he got all snippy and changed the subject:

LEÓN KRAUZE, UNIVISION: I am sure that you know about this topic: various leftist governments, especially the populists, are in serious trouble in Latin America. The socialist model in Venezuela has the country near collapse. Argentina, also Brazil, how do you explain that failure?

BERNIE SANDERS, DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE: You are asking me questions…

LEÓN KRAUZE, UNIVISION: I am sure you’re interested in that.

BERNIE SANDERS, DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE: I am very interested, but right now I’m running for President of the United States.

LEÓN KRAUZE, UNIVISION: So you don’t have an opinion about the crisis in Venezuela?

BERNIE SANDERS, DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE: Of course I have an opinion, but as I said, I’m focused on my campaign.

No doubt he found himself in the same position as Debbie Whazzername-Schultz a few months ago who twice couldn’t come up with a distinction between socialism and standard issue Democratic Party liberalism.

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