This man continues to co-lead the GOP presidential field while continuing to sound like a Democrat - especially on foreign policy - more and more with every passing day. It's almost as if even The Donald can't quite believe how easy, even effortless, it's been to bamboozle Republican voters and he's now seeing how far he can push the envelope of candor before some of them finally start to connect the dots:
"Republican" presidential candidate Donald Trump said on Sunday that Thursday's Benghazi committee hearing showed escalating partisan hatred, and repeated a claim that the world would be better off with dictators like Saddam Hussein still in power.
And I will repeat the fact that this is utter and complete mule fritters. Saddam Hussein, whatever his ultimate disposition, could never have had anything to do with what happened in Benghazi, Libya, three years ago. And Saddam, as a state sponsor of jihadism, including al Qaeda and bearing responsibility for the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and the same-year attempt to assassinate President Bush41, among other provocations, richly deserved his spider hole. In short, the world would NOT have been better off with him still in power in Baghdad, and the reason the Middle East is a swirling cauldron of blood and war and chaos is that Barack Obama has withdrawn the U.S. from any role in that - or any other - part of the globe.
That is what I expect every genuinely Republican presidential candidate to say on this issue. Because it is the God's honest truth. And yet the candidate that is called the "GOP frontrunner" is saying the diametric opposite. Doesn't anybody see a serious problem with this? Or recognize the irony that the Benghazi attack itself was the result of President War-Ender himself launching an unprovoked, unauthorized, and unsanctioned attack upon another Muslim dictator, and the one who was "persuaded" of the wisdom of surrendering his WMD arsenal by the example of what happened to his counterpart in Iraq? And yet Trump didn't reference Khaddafy, did he?
"The level of hatred between Republicans and Democrats was unbelievable," Trump said on CNN's State of the Union broadcast.
All of it coming from the Democrat side of the aisle, actually. And yet here is the "GOP" co-frontrunner posing as the neutral "honest broker". Way to rally the team, Donnie.
"In all of the years that I have been involved in politics, I have never seen dislike, hatred, whatever you want to call it, between two parties like you have right now."
Wait a minute, stop the tape. "All the years I've been involved in politics"? I thought Trump was supposed to be an "outsider". Isn't this a rather gaping Freudian slip? And what about attributing "hatred" to his own supposed congressional co-partisans? Isn't Trey Gowdy a Tea Party favorite? And yet Trump is effectively trashing him here. Doesn't he want to get to the bottom of Benghazigate same as every other Pachyderm? And whom does letting it all go and impeding Gowdy's investigation most benefit?
Hmmmmm....odd behavior for the "GOP" co-frontrunner, don't you think, Tea Party Trumpsters?