Trump is at it again:
A visibly agitated Donald Trump on Thursday delivered a rambling response to recent allegations of sexual harassment and assault made against him by several women. In a nearly hour-long speech, he attacked the credibility of the women making the accusations, and then veered off into descriptions of a massive global conspiracy against him and his presidential campaign.
At times, Trump’s angry rant carried more than a whiff of paranoia.
Fortunately, I was able to find video of Trump’s speech:
“The central base of world political power is right here in America, and it is our corrupt political establishment that is the greatest power behind the efforts at radical globalization and the disenfranchisement of working people,” he claimed. “Their financial resources are virtually unlimited. Their political resources are unlimited. Their media resources are unmatched. And most importantly the depths of their immorality is absolutely unlimited.”
That’s a pretty big conspiracy, and who’s behind it?
Trump left no doubt as to who he believes is pulling the strings of this shadowy cabal: his Democratic challenger for the presidency and her husband, former president Bill Clinton.
“The Clinton machine is at the center of this power structure,” he said. “We’ve seen this firsthand in the WikiLeaks documents in which Hillary Clinton meets in secret with international banks to plot the destruction of US sovereignty.”
So this vast conspiracy with “unlimited resources” was not able to stop another shadowy global conspiracy from one Wikileaks revelation after another. Nor was the all-powerful conspiracy able to stop a community organizer from Chicago from defeating it in the 2008 primaries.
“The Clintons are criminals, remember that, they’re criminals,” Trump said. “This is well documented and the establishment that protects them is engaged in a massive cover-up of widespread criminal activity at the State Department, at the Clinton Foundation in order to keep the Clintons in power…. Never in history have we seen such a cover-up as this.”
No never, as even Fox News can’t find it. Even worse, dozens of GOP Senators and Congressman are joining the conspiracy, probably bribed by the Clinton Foundation. Poor Donald doesn’t have the hundreds of millions of dollars necessary to compete with these people.
Take deep breath, Donald:
As it went on, Trump’s speech became increasingly apocalyptic in tone.
“This election will determine whether we’re a free nation or whether we have only the illusion of democracy but are in fact controlled by a small handful of global special interests rigging the system — and our system is rigged,” he said. “This is reality, you know it, I know it, they know it and pretty much the whole world knows it. The establishment and their media enablers wield control over this nation through means that are very well known. Anyone who challenges their control is deemed a sexist, a racist, a xenophobe and morally deformed. They will attack you, they will slander you, they will seek to destroy your career and your family.”
Even worse, those who pull all the strings (the Clintons), never have to face a long string of women who claim they’ve been abused, because they control everything.
He added, “[T]heir agenda is to elect crooked Hillary Clinton at any cost, at any price, no matter how many lives they destroy. For them, it’s a war. And for them, nothing at all is out of bounds. This is a struggle for the survival of our nation, believe me, and this will be our last chance to save it.”
Wait, I thought the Civil War was the last chance. We have another last chance?
“These vicious claims about me, of inappropriate conduct with women, are totally and absolutely false,” he said. “And the Clintons know it and they know it very well.
And how would the Clinton’s know that . . . unless they put these women up to it?
The Republican nominee also spent considerable time casting himself in the role of willing martyr for his supporters. Suggesting that negative news stories about him are all false, he said they were, nevertheless, “hurtful.”
So the guy who mocked all the other GOP candidates, and their wives and dads, is suddenly a softie, worried about “hurtful” feelings. Maybe we can shut down the 1st amendment after Trump gets his new libel laws passed and make the White House a “safe space” for him and that piece of . . . er, and his children.
“I never knew that it would be this vile, that it would be this bad, that it would be this vicious,” he said. “Nevertheless, I take all of these slings and arrows gladly for you. I take them for our movement so that we can have our country back.”
Now I feel a certain affinity for the Donald. Like him, I accept thousands of slings and arrows from alt-rightists and Austrians in my comment section, in my lonely and brave fight for NGDP targeting. (I like that “slings and arrows” metaphor, is that from an old Dylan song? “How does it feel to accept the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune” or something like that.)
HT: Scott Freelander, who is an important cog in this vast global conspiracy.
PS. Recall Hillary and her vast right-wing conspiracy? Here’s how politics work in a two-party system. Two vast conspiracies form (with animal mascots), and they fight it out, in search of power. Apparently Trump didn’t even know that fact before entering the race. What a naif!