Thursday, August 18, 2016

The Only Thing #TeleprompterTrump Regrets is His Losing Campaign

Tonight...believe it or not...the very long-awaited Donald Trump general election "pivot" finally occurred!
“Sometimes in the heat of debate and speaking on a multitude of issues you don’t choose the right words or you say the wrong thing. I have done that,” Trump said to laughter and cheers from his supporters.
Yes, the audience laughed at this, because even they knew it was completely ridiculous. And also because he said it with smug, insincere grin on his face. He continued:
“And believe it or not I regret it. And I do regret it, particularly where it may have caused personal pain. Too much is at stake is for us to be consumed by these issues, but one thing I can promise you is this. I will always tell you the truth,” said Trump, who did not specify which words he regrets saying.
A few points...

One, saying a single line about having some regrets after over a year of saying offensive and insulting things every day isn't going to cut it. At all. Voters are smarter than that even if some in the media aren't...and besides, the truth is he doesn't regret a damn thing. He told us so himself:
Two, Mr. Four Pinocchios follows this up with "I will always tell you the truth". So he regrets the manner in which he told the "truth" about how President Obama wasn't born the United States and is the founder of ISIS? About how '2nd Amendment people' might remedy the Hillary situation? About how Mexicans are rapists? About Judge Curiel? About John McCain? I could go on and on, but you get the idea. He's opened the door to getting questioned about all of this in the coming days, and it's not gonna go well.
Three, this speech was just typical Teleprompter Trump with some flowery language about togetherness and the future thrown in for the swing voters. But since the speech lacked any jaw-droppingly embarrassing or offensive moments, that counts as a "good day" for him. The bar is that low, folks. He did call Hillary a bigot who lies all the time, but hey...whatever. Pivot!

Four, the Clinton campaign isn't going to let him off the hook. Not in the slightest.
We all know the truth: This speech was written for him and he doesn't mean any of it. If he wasn't being crushed in the polls by Hillary Clinton, the word "regret" would never have passed his lips. It's an act of desperation that the vast majority of voters will see right through.

I give him less than a week (hell, maybe even less than a day) before he says the next astonishingly offensive or stupid remark and makes this long-awaited "pivot" a distant memory.


  1. Fun fact: I showed the Trump “apology” clip to my girlfriend she immediately busted out laughing. I feel this is the typical, proper and correct reaction.

  2. So he's always telling the truth, but: sometimes he uses the wrong words, OR, he says things he shouldn't have said. None of that is a retraction of any of the content of his statements.

  3. Dumb Trump was prompted by those around him with the aim of winning back the confidence and votes of America(See Polls).A mentally unstable person lacks remorse and empathy and the "regret" he verbalised didn't reflect his true feelings which is hate, anger and threat. I laughed out loud too when I heard his "regrets"
    Donald Trump, YOU cannot fool America.Hillary supporters are not persuaded,undecided voters are not stupid. Vote Blue - all the way folks.

  4. And when Jan Brewer called Hillary a "lying killer" it was a "stumble of the tongue."

    which reminds me of the old Freudian joke, 'I meant to say please pass the salt...'

  5. I had thought that Donald was actually on our side, because it was hard for me to believe he meant to drive the sane Republicans over to us, set up the biggest Hispanic voter drive ever, go full-throated racist and spew hate so widely, and lose so badly, but I guess I was wrong, he's actually been trying to win.

    His new adviser, of Chris Matthew's Show fame, Kellyanne Conway, asks with a straight face, she's allowed to insult him and no one complains, ergo .... why can't he lie about her?

    (of course he is not the only one who has lied about Hillary, his lies are just more obviously fantastic)

    Kellyanne has changed though, she appeared far more deranged when she was auditioning for her now job, on the Chris Matthew's show. Now she appears only moderately deranged.

    duh Donald actually is a stupid racist who thinks he can get away with anything because he's such a charmer.

    Who'd of thunk it?