Trump On Sanders: Too Weak to be President

By his own acknowledgement (“I agree with the Democrats on most issues”) Donald Trump is no conservative. Ironically, however, he plays one better than most of the real conservatives in the GOP presidential field. This Instagram post, which Trump did several days ago and now is beginning to get earned media, is a good example. Trump recognized Bernie Sanders’ most basic vulnerability: he is weak. He also echoes Ronald Reagan’s “I paid for this microphone” moment:

We need a strong leader- and fast!

A video posted by Donald J. Trump (@realdonaldtrump) on

Trump understands the mood of most Republican voters better than the other candidates, and plays to it more effectively. In reality, there is no reason to think Trump would be a strong president. On the contrary: being a strong president requires ideological consistency, which Trump lacks. But at the moment, Trump is playing the part of a conservative candidate better than any of his rivals.

Notice: All comments are subject to moderation. Our comments are intended to be a forum for civil discourse bearing on the subject under discussion. Commenters who stray beyond the bounds of civility or employ what we deem gratuitous vulgarity in a comment — including, but not limited to, “s***,” “f***,” “a*******,” or one of their many variants — will be banned without further notice in the sole discretion of the site moderator.