Ahead of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, in August, the Republican Party of Sarasota County is giving Donald Trump its “Statesman of the Year” award. What makes the birther-ranting businessman worthy of such esteem?
“He’s a sage, skillful and respected leader” who is doing “all he can to take our country back,” Sarasota GOP Chair Joe Gruters told TPM. “At the end of the day, he’s one of the few people in the country who can command respect from people of all walks of life.”
Just as a reminder, "doing all he can to take our country back" means "the unquestioned, unrestrained right to turn their fellow citizens into supplicants and subjects."
So we're clear on that.
The Donald fully expects the RNC to bow and scrape to HizHonor after receiving such a prestigious award:
Trump’s spokesman, Michael Cohen, told NBC that Trump is “honored” to receive the award. “It would seem obvious that Donald Trump will play a role in the Tampa convention, as his massive popularity, reflected in this recent award, shows what an asset he would be in making the convention into an even greater success.
Let's just name the GOP Convention the Mitty and Bitty show, with Trump as emcee.