The orange face of today's GOP, Donald J Trump, has, from the start, bragged about his unique position of being a self-funded candidate, immune to the corrupting influence of wealthy donors and big corporations. This is what many of his 'poorly educated' supporters found so attractive about the reality TV bigot. Katy Tur, the designated NBC/MSNBC Trump reporter, had the unpleasant task of asking him about the latest claims that his campaign is underfunded.
TUR: Your critics say, within your own party, your campaign is not organized well enough, it doesn't have the money and it doesn't have the infrastructure in the battleground states. How do you combat that perception? What are you doing to basically reassure people in your own party that you can win? There's a real deep concern about that.
Naturally, his response is laden with his annoyingly repetitious verbiage. He seems to repeat things because he is dishonest as well as uncomfortable, unless he's self-aggrandizing.
TRUMP: If it were short of money, because we're raising a lot of money for the party, but if it were short of money for myself, I would put up my own money. I mean, I'd just put up my own money if it were at all short of money.
TUR: How much would you put up?
TRUMP: I'd put up as much as I need. To win. (once again) I'd put up my own money. I wouldn't be that generous outside.
He then explains how people need to contribute money, endorse and 'really come through.' Here's the problem according to Donald: The one thing that people are not doing is talking about all the GREAT endorsements he's received. Today, he says he's earned the support of the House's wealthiest arsonist and car thief, Darrell Issa. This is what people aren't considering when they question the viability of this ridiculously unprofessional political campaign. How dare they!
In summary, the MSM, GOP and pretty much everyone who dares to question the health and wellness of campaign Drumpf is not remembering all the people he bested in the primaries and all the high profile and prestigious people who have endorsed him.
I found that Tur's questions were rather courageous, when you consider the way Drumpf has treated her. You've definitely got to hand it to this reporter for hanging in there and continuing her unfortunate assignment. His abuse ranged verbal assaults, like calling her naive, dishonest and a part of the 'scum' that is the press corps. Sometimes his sycophants must have made her feel as if her safety was in jeopardy. It's been no picnic.
Here's Katy's version of events from one of the
Klan Trump rallies.
Trump trashes press. Crowd jeers. Guy by press 'pen' looks at us & screams "you're a bitch!" Other gentleman gives cameras the double bird.
— Katy Tur (@KatyTurNBC) February 21, 2016
Not only is his misogyny evident in the way he treats Tur, but his acerbic cruelty towards people is much like a sociopath devoid of empathy. He reminds us that a pathological liar/narcissist diagnosis by psychiatric experts is pretty spot on. Here's his abusive commentary during a phone-in from Fox and Friends on June 6th.
'Katy Tur, she knows nothing about my campaign, she says things about my campaign like she's an expert we don't even let her in! We don't talk to her. We don't let people talk to her, because she's, uh, she's not a very good reporter... you people (meaning the giggling couch tumors) know more about my campaign than she does.'
I imagine when he was admonished to try to be just a little more presidential, one of those requests was probably not to be abusive to reporters, especially females. Obviously, if he wins, this alleged civility will cease and the real monster will return.
Update: It looks like we'll be talking about Trump's campaign finances all day today. Because it's bad. Stay tuned....