Patterico's Pontifications

7/23/2016

Trump: I Entered During Ted Cruz’s Speech to Tweak Him

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 9:02 pm

Well of course he did.

“You know what, he’s lucky I did it,” Trump said in an interview with Bloomberg published Saturday. “I walked in and the arena went crazy. Because there’s great unity in the Republican Party and people don’t know it. Had I not walked in, I think that audience would have ripped him off the stage. I think I did him a big favor.”

Trump was also asked if he had walked into the arena during the speech in order to “tweak” Cruz.

“Tweak him?” Trump responded. “I would never do a thing like that. But yes.”

P.S. Here is a fascinating piece that will be ignored by the sheep who follow Donald Trump. Baaaaaaaaaaaa!

Trump Threatens Super-PAC Against Ted Cruz, Doubles Down on Cruz’s Dad

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 11:55 am

So, Donald Trump once again blamed Ted Cruz for the fact that he called Cruz’s wife ugly, once again suggested Cruz’s dad was close with Lee Harvey Oswald, and suggested that the National Enquirer deserves a Pulitzer Prize.

Then, he formed a plan to create a Super-PAC to defeat Ted Cruz in the future.

Donald Trump plans to create and fund super-PACs specifically aimed at ending the political careers of Ted Cruz and John Kasich should either run for office again, after both snubbed the Republican nominee during his party’s convention this week, a person familiar with Trump’s thinking told Bloomberg Politics on Friday.

The plan would involve Trump investing millions of his own money –perhaps $20 million or more — in one or two outside groups about six months before their respective election days if Texas Senator Cruz or Ohio Governor Kasich stand for office again. The person said Trump is willing to set up two separate super-PACs – one for Cruz and one for Kasich – and put millions into each.

The person also said that Trump would be willing to invest tens of millions more if necessary to ensure his former competitors didn’t win another race.

Trump will never actually do this, of course — a fact that keeps me from being less upset about it. But the fact that this even occurs to him, to me, means that this man is the enemy of conservatism, every bit as much as Hillary Clinton is the enemy. Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, and Justin Amash are the sort of people who matter to me. Their opponents are the enemies of limited government and the Constitution . . . whether they put a D behind their name, or an R.

In case you’re inclined to attribute this to an anonymous source, and to tell yourself that Mr. The Donald would not actually consider such a thing . . . well, he broached the idea himself at his little press conference yesterday.

By the way, go ahead and watch as much of Trump’s performance as you can stand. If you can do it without retching, you have a stronger stomach than I.

And all the while, as he says these things, soulless Mike Pence stands up there and chuckles and shakes his head while smiling. Oh, that scamp Donald Trump! with his continued attacks on Ted Cruz’s dad! If you want to see what you look like after you sell your soul, you look like this:

Turns out you can still be quite presentable. Handsome and distinguished-looking, even. When you sell your soul, there is not necessarily a clear outward indication that you have sold your soul.

But you still have.

P.S. David Duke is running for U.S. Senate in Louisiana. A smattering of reaction:

Hey: if he’s the last vote to push the GOP into a Senate majority, you have to vote for him! Right? Right?

I wonder if Donald Trump would start a Super-PAC to defeat David Duke.

I actually don’t wonder; that was irony. But I think someone should ask him.

Hillary’s Friday Afternoon News Dump: Tim Kaine

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 11:25 am

Hillary Clinton has selected United States Senator Tim Kaine to be her . . .

Sorry, I keep trying to finish that sentence but I get hit by an attack of yawns every time.


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