Trump Meltdown #39,066

I will never tire of this picture.

Donald Trump refuses to endorse Paul Ryan for Congress.  That's Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, #2 in the line of succession to the Presidency.  Now you'd think that the Republican candidate for President would want a Republican House and so forth.  It just makes the job easier.

But not Trump.  In fact, at this point I don't think "Republican candidate" is a correct description of Donald Trump.  The entire thing is starting to remind me of a very elaborate Improv Everywhere project, or maybe the Yes Men.

Reports of Trump's campaign staff morale I saw today used the word "suicidal."  This is -- increasingly obviously -- not a person who plans or expects to win an election for President.  His prattling about how the election is rigged is just him laying down a foundation of excuses. Someone I read recently pointed out that losing the election could be a better outcome for Trump.  He'll be golden for life as a Fox News or similar conservative TV network blowhard commentator.  As long as he has a camera into which to sneer and a mic into which to spew insults, he's all set.

By the way, Mike Pence, the Governor of Indiana, is totally OK with making that Paul Ryan endorsement.

I strongly support Paul Ryan, strongly endorse his re-election," Pence, a longtime congressional colleague of Ryan's, said in a phone interview with Fox News. "He is a longtime friend. He's a strong conservative leader. I believe we need Paul Ryan in leadership in the Congress of the United States.

Did I mention that Pence is Trump's "running mate"?  The top of the ticket says no to an endorsement... then the #2 goes ahead and breaks with him?  Holy s*.  I have been paying at least some attention to Presidential campaigns since "All the Way with LBJ!" and I cannot remember anything remotely like this.

via CNN 

This article was updated on May 9, 2023

David F