It began on an autumn Friday morning in Washington D.C.
It’s been one week since, and despite dozens of tweets from the Commander in Chief, Republicans are not polling well. Post-2016 polls are complex for traumatized but numbers-driven Democrats. We can’t acknowledge them right now. They need to earn our trust back. Good polling doesn’t serve the front-runner any good, anyway. It only motivates the competition and makes the base complacent. I want my polls to say, “it’s so fucking close, you better act now.” It’s called benevolent deception.
October 26, 2018
With ironic quotation the President denies that the bombs mailed to former President Barack Obama, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, former CIA Director John Brennan, former Attorney General Eric Holder, Congresswoman Maxine Waters, former Vice President Joe Biden, Senator Cory Booker, Senator Kamala Harris, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, George Soros, Robert DeNiro, and Tom Steyer are, in fact, bombs. They are revealed to be pipe bombs. The attempted murderer made his motivations clear online and on his vehicle.
The momentum greatly slows — news not talking politics, the President says. I’m sure he means to say, “the news is not talking about politics,” which is a peculiar thought. Politics is such a broad word. It can surely be applied here. Or did the President mean policy? This is a mistake from a C student during a fifth grade history lesson. Donald Trump has the vocabulary of a smart fifth-grader.
At the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, a gun massacre happens.
11 people are killed. On social media we see that the mass murderer is motivated by the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS), a Jewish organization that provides aide to immigrants and refugees around the world.
It is afternoon. POTUS approaches an Indiana stage for a scheduled speech with the Future Farmers of America (FFA). He jokes that he considered cancelling his speech.
Six tweets later, at 8:46 PM, the President tweets about Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Robert’s decision to pull starting pitcher Rich Hill after he threw 6 1/3 innings of one-hit baseball, only to have his bullpen give up a four-run lead and lose to go down three games to one in the World Series. It is a tragedy.
At 8:57 PM the President comments on a Dinesh D’Souza tweet from an interview with the National Rifles Association’s (NRA) Dana Loesch, where Trump is compared to Abe Lincoln.
Two tweets later, the President responds disdainfully to an interview conducted by CNN’s Jake Tapper with Tom Steyer, one of the 14 targets in the mass assassination attempt from two days ago.
Dems will eat him alive, the President says, in the context of a hypothetical Presidential run by Mr. Steyer.
The bomb intended for former CIA Director Brennan was sent to CNN’s New York bureau at Time Warner. Seven hours later, the President deflects blame for division and hatred to the Fake News.
The President warns that Fake News doesn’t understand how great the problems are that they are causing. If he knows how great the problems are, he does not say.
At 5:03 AM, citing a great anger in our Country, POTUS once again names the press the Enemy of the People, with improper capitalizations. It receives over 134,000 likes.
Twenty-five minutes later he congratulates the newly elected President of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro.
Two hours later, the President reignites anger toward proclaimed murderers and rapists in the oft-mentioned Caravan of Latin American asylum seekers headed to the US.
This is an invasion of our Country, and our Military is waiting for you!, he says, with improper capitalizations. He goes on to insult Florida gubernatorial candidate, Andrew Gillum. The President does not mention Mayor Gillum by name. He instead refers to him as a thief and mayor to one of the most corrupt cities in the Country.
The President attempts to clarify his use of enemy of the people. The explanation is that all media companies can be Fake News. It is not an attack on one company. It is an attack on fake news reporting by any given company. Everyone is guilty to varying degrees, but no details are provided.
The President responds to a tweet saying that his interviews with Late Night Show host Stephen Colbert have been removed from the internet, but the claim is wrong. He goes on to promote and endorse several Republican candidates who are in close midterm races.
The President attributes diminishing stocks, higher taxes, open borders, and the Venezuelan economic crash to Democratic victories in the 2018 election.
Later that day, he finally visits the Tree of Life Synagogue. He tells reporters that an armed guard could have protected the 11 people who were murdered during the Bris (a Jewish ceremony of circumcision). The President is not welcomed or greeted by local officials. Thousands protest silently in the nearby streets. The President says he was treated very nicely, and shown great respect.
Axios releases an interview with the President. He says he can get rid of birthright citizenship with an executive order. Details are not given. Incidentally, both the President’s mother and his children’s mothers (save Tiffany) were not American citizens when they gave birth.
Vice President Mike Pence headlines a rally in Michigan. He invites messianic Rabbi Loren Jacobs to speak. Messianic Judaism offers Jews the chance to become complete by accepting Jesus without abandoning Judaism. In short, their doctrine is that Jews who do not accept Jesus will go to hell when they die.
On a dark Halloween morning, the Caravan comes to a head. POTUS says that the Mexican Army cannot stop the violent migrants. He orders the domestic mobilization of the US military.
He takes an aside to defy recorded history on Republican healthcare policy.
It is almost 10 AM. The President says he will send up to 15,000 troops to the border to defend against the Caravan.
His decision violates the Posse Comitatus Act.
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Around noon, the President politicizes the Tree of Life massacre, calling to vote for Keith (Rothfus)!, a Republican congressional candidate who impressed Trump far more than any other local leader.
30 years after George H.W. Bush’s Willie Horton campaign ad, Donald Trump fear-mongers in a way that should be too blatant to attract votes, but it inevitably scares and enrages thousands of Americans. It is the same messaging and branding that instigated the racist Tree of Life mass murderer.
Some images from the Caravan:
The President takes questions from reporters. He announces that captured illegal immigrants will no longer be released from custody. They will be held in camps indefinitely and without exception.
During the same interview, POTUS suggests that one of the 14 targets of the mass assassination attempt, George Soros, is funding the caravan. This is the same unsubstantiated opinion that instigates the racist Tree of Life murderer.
The President attends a rally in Florida, the home state of the attempted assassin. He repeats that Fake News is the enemy of the people.
The President orders our military to open fire on any migrants who throw rocks.
The order is unlawful.
Job growth is steady. 250,000 jobs are added in October. Unemployment is down to 3.7%. Wages increase 3.1% from a year earlier. This inevitably drives the vote for many Americans. Vote Republican!, the President exclaims.
POTUS tweets a cryptic Game of Thrones policy meme. It is regarding sanctions on Iran.
It’s noon. Indicted ex-lawyer to the President, Michael Cohen, gives private details of Trump’s racist behavior.
Around the same time, the Nigerian government references the President’s open fire order to justify their own killing of unarmed civilians. According to Donald Trump, Nigeria is a shithole…run by a black person, and that only (they) could live like this.
We don’t know what American voters will do about the state of the union until late Tuesday night. What is the fate of the stochastic terrorist heading a great economy? Will we accept a white nationalist because unemployment is low? Must the voter ignore one reality to accept the other? If you embrace both, which facts swing your vote?
I’m grateful for the power to decide.