Good n’ Evil: Randian Tales of Two Presidents

The Glibertarian stinkpods over at Ricochet have some last minute advice on how to make excuses for yourself while voting for Donald Trump. Even if you aren’t some sort of pathetic racist traitor it’s worth a read, for the feigning ‘I suppose I could be wrong,’ and for the usual laughs. I mean really, as if anyone thought Ayn Rand wouldn’t fall down at The Donald’s knees and start tugging at his belt the moment she met him.

Who knows what the courts will do if the Democrats can get a commanding majority on the Supreme Court? We have already had all sorts of madness shoved down our throats by those who legislate from the bench. If you think that it has gone about as far as it goes, you do not know today’s Democratic Party.

Paul Rahe’s point is that a U.S. President is powerful. So powerful in fact that you can’t allow him to be a lady Democrat, who of course will be verklempt and empathetic, and will probably put an emo hack on the Supreme Court thereby making it even harder for Paul and his pals to beat the fags in a back alley on a Saturday night. If there’s one thing we mustn’t tolerate, it’s a loopy leftist who will “legislate from the bench.” Huh? Yeah.

Can we tolerate “racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic” speech — speech that is “deplorable and irredeemable,” that is “negative, dark, and divisive with a dangerous vision?” Surely, surely not. And this would be easy. If we can punish the “hate” in “hate crimes,” why not punish it or outlaw it in speech? All that you have to do is to “reinterpret” the First Amendment.

Which, of course, any woman would do. You therefore have no choice but to vote for Donald Trump.

Even though he’s a monster? Even so, Paul tells us, Donald Trump is your only choice. He argues, compellingly: Think about it. Use your brain. How important is a “president” anyway? It’s not as if one person could screw the whole country up.

On Tuesday, you will not be getting married; you will not be choosing a pastor; you will not be joining a church; and you will not be choosing a hero. You will not be doing anything that might leave you with morally dirty or morally clean hands. You will be doing something much more prosaic — something akin to hiring someone to mow your lawn.

No big deal. Like you were hiring the kid next door. On the other hand, if you vote for Hillary Clinton?

The current generation — well represented by our current President — have forgotten just how fragile the international order is. In Europe right now and in the Pacific — thanks in large part to Barack Obama — that order is rapidly coming apart. The last time this happened it cost us hundreds of thousands of lives and treasure beyond imagination. This time, if this happens, it will be worse.

Thousands of corpses. Worse than that, wow. Then again, you can vote for Donald Trump.

You will be hiring someone to do for you what you do not have the time or the other resources to do for yourself. And, just as you customarily do when you hire someone to mow the lawn, you should — in this situation also — prudently calculate which of the candidates for the job will do the least damage and the most good…

Okay! But remember, there is still Hillary Clinton.

…we now live in very dangerous times — times dangerous for our republic, as I argue; and times dangerous for our nation, as Jeremy and John argue.

You can, of course, turn your back on the whole thing — you can stay home or line up with Jill Stein, Gary Johnson, or Evan McMullin. That would, however, be a cop-out… For to throw your vote away in a time of national crisis is to dodge your duty as a citizen.

But then there’s Donald Trump!

He is an entertainer — a reality show dramatist — and he is very good at venting the frustrations that have many of our fellow citizens in their grip…and he gave a speech on foreign affairs at Gettysburg not long ago that was positively sane.

There are times he seems completely sane. Heck, what else do you need to know? Hitler was nothing like that, I can tell you.

So to sum it all up. Upon being elected, one of these candidates will immediately transmogrify into Satan herself. The other candidate, however, is bound to fetch whatever you throw in the sideyard then come back and lick your face. What’s with all the confusion?

…if we go wrong on those matters, there is no road back short of revolution. If Hillary Clinton wins on Tuesday, the odds are good that she, her party, and their friends in the judiciary will shut the system down (as they already have in our universities). Whatever defects Donald Trump has (and they are legion), he will not do that; and, even if he wanted to, he would not be able to. Presidents, on their own, are not that powerful, and The Donald will be very much on his own.

Got that? Should she win on Tuesday, an empowered Hillary Clinton will surely “shut the system down (as they already have in our universities).” Thankfully, though, you have a choice. President Donald Trump “will not do that; and, even if he wanted to, he would not be able to.” And why is that? Because, silly: “Presidents, on their own, are not that powerful.” I see.

God bless a Libertarian. The stupidest people on Earth.

That didn’t go well for Donnie, did it?

By all accounts Donald Trump needed a grand slam home run, or a triple word score, or a shark with a friggin’ laser mounted on his head to eat Hillary at last night’s debate for him to have any shot at winning the election.

Well how did he do? Let’s ask that bastion of hippy hacky-sackery, the National Review.

…and then Trump decided to go ahead and dominate the next two news cycles with a colossal unforced error. The very instant that Chris Wallace explained to Trump that both his running mate and his daughter had said they’d accept the results of the election, I knew that Trump was going to dive into the deep end… Trump is losing, badly, and if he hoped to reach beyond his Breitbart base and nose-holding Republican loyalists, that’s not the way you do it.

Bad move, hombre. It’s been an ugly campaign, one everyone is tired of. And by essentially promising to reject the November 8th vote, he’s making it an ugly election too. Trump probably didn’t win any fans, at least not any new ones.

But then, what do I know? Let’s take a quick look at the online polls. How did Trump do “beyond his Breitbart base”?

Badly. Every major media outlet that has an online poll shows viewers thought Trump lost the debate. But it looks even worse when you see what Republicans thought.

Here’s an online poll in a Fox outlet in Missouri:

debpoll-mo

Trump is getting killed. But wait – though the TV station may be in Red Missouri, it’s also in St. Louis. There are actual black people there, so no fair. How about Oklahoma?

debpoll-ok

He’s getting beat in The Oklahoman? In a state where Obama couldn’t win a single county back in 2008? Yes, even there.

But it gets worse, or better. How about his literal “Breitbart base”? The darling savages over at Breitbart.com, what did they think? Don’t tell me…

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He lost the Breitbart poll. These folks are literally running his campaign, remember. Good job guys.

TV skit comedy, the degenerate art

Things are getting weird. Even weirder.

For Hitler (who considered himself an artist), the avant-gardes were nothing more than “a Jewish-Bolshevik cultural hoax.” He defined the principles of “German art” as exaltation of a superior race, military might, physical health.

Sorry, but that just hits me like a load of bricks. Trump has been ranting about the cultural elites for weeks now. Throw in the slagging of all his GOP rivals as duds, losers and low energy and the likeness becomes uncomfortable. Then there’s that doctor’s exam, of course:

“Mr. Trump, I can state unequivocally, will be the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency.”

Ugh.

Hitler’s mandates favored primitivism and the representation of an age of innocence that refused modern society. Painters who didn’t follow these dictates were singled out, their artwork exiled from museums and sometimes even burned.

“It is not the mission of art,” the Führer told a crowd in September 1935, “to wallow in filth for filth’s sake, to paint the human being only in a state of putrefaction, to draw cretins as symbols of motherhood, or to present deformed idiots as representatives of manly strength.”

Remember him calling Cpn. Khan’s mom a deaf mute, or something?

baldwin-as-trump

4:14 in the morning, he’s not going to let Lorne Michaelstein take him down. Is there anything weirder than being caught in a déjà vu? Is there anything more unsettling than knowing what’s coming next?

Here is your Hillary Clinton snorts her cocaine from the asscracks of male strippers HOT TAKE

Donald Trump. Who is not remotely a clinical narcissist about to lose a nasty election as publicly and spectacularly as anyone in American political history has, and is, therefore, predictably having a hideous whirlwind crack-up:

Yes Mistew Sniffles. You hab been a good widdew kitty so we’re going to drug test the sane candidate. You go to your bed now scamp, nighty ‘night.

…(sshhh) this has been Saturday Night with a HOT TAKE…

Donald Trump, sex criminal, blames the media and Media Man applauds him

I see Joe Concha at The Hill has a Hot Take on Donald Trump. Apparently there’s more to this unconventional candidate than you thought. It’s a shame you don’t pay closer attention to him, the way Joe does. But then you’re probably not a big media expert.

From a Trump rally in West Palm Beach, Fla., on Thursday:

“They [the media] are political special interest no different than any lobbyist or other financial entity with a total political agenda — and the agenda is not for you, it’s for themselves. Their agenda is to elect crooked Hillary Clinton at any cost, at any price, no matter how many lives they destroy. For them, it’s a war, and for them, nothing at all is out of bounds. This is a struggle for the survival of our nation. Believe me.”

Trump has a point there [literally: “Trump has a point with media criticism.”]. He does? Yes, he does, because apparently Concha isn’t typically bothered when a presidential candidate forces his hand up a random woman’s skirt and grabs her pussy. That sort of thing isn’t particularly relevant, or interesting. It’s nothing, or not much, more than when Clinton aides e-mail back and forth over evangelicals and Catholicism. Joe agrees with the GOP candidate and believes the real problem here is the media. And before you go ‘Huh?’, he’s got the data to back it up:

In viewing recordings by The Hill of each major network’s evening newscasts, which are watched by an average total of 22 million to 24 million people nightly, the newest batch of WikiLeaks revelations was covered for a combined 57 seconds out of 66 minutes of total air time on ABC, NBC and CBS.

Those leaked emails include derogatory comments about Catholics by senior Clinton campaign officials and more disturbing examples of collusion between the media and her campaign It’s newsworthy stuff) —

On the other hand, allegations from four women of unwanted sexual advances by Trump were covered a combined 23 minutes.

Add it all up, and one presidential candidate’s negative news of the day was somehow covered more than 23 times more than another candidate’s negative news of the day.

Can you believe it? Trump, it turns out, is actually right. There are two juicy presidential candidate scandals competing for the nation’s attention here, but for some reason only one of them is getting any play. Trump’s little imbroglio is “somehow” receiving 23 times the coverage of the other. Obviously, this is the REAL scandal. Goodness, cancel CNN’s kangaroo court, and strike the MSNBC gallows. Also reserve a spot in the newsman Hall of Fame for Joe, everybody, or at least some space in the Murrow crypt.

Well, I don’t happen to agree. Call me partisan, or jaded, or just dumb – take your pick – but I have to say I was thoroughly disappointed with Joe, and his big media expose’. First, there’s this:

“Their agenda is to elect crooked Hillary Clinton at any cost, at any price, no matter how many lives they destroy. For them, it’s a war, and for them, nothing at all is out of bounds. This is a struggle for the survival of our nation. Believe me.”

One presidential candidate just accused CBS and the like of participating in a conspiracy so dangerous it has destroyed lives, and will destroy the country completely. Donald Trump declared categorically that unless he’s the next president, the United States of America will cease to exist. You want a big scoop? A helluva story? There it is. Joe might want to do a little investigative journalism and see if that’s at all true. If it isn’t, Joe might follow up with a better-founded story focusing on how one of the candidates is a paranoid lunatic, or profoundly mentally ill.

Second, one of the candidates has been accused of serious wrongdoing [Trump]. One of them may be guilty of criminal sexual conduct in at least 10 cases, going back 30 years. One of them, realistically, probably assaulted a number of women in horrendous fashion. The other candidate may have had campaign staffers who e-mailed about how fundamentalists feel about other religions. Hillary Clinton likely hired people who offered their opinions about which sects evangelicals might favor. But let’s be forthright and fair to Journo Joe – these are both, absolutely, in fact, stories. They are also both, perhaps, newsworthy. The matter of whether one is obviously more newsworthy than the other is…not newsworthy? Silly me, I believe it is.

Third, from Joe:

Reaction to Trump’s critique of the media by many left-leaning media members and advocates was about what one would expect, referring to it as dangerous and dark and totalitarian and conspiratorial and just about every other word from the 2016 Hyperbole Style Guide. Those conclusions, of course, are just air without any real foundation in terms of numbers or data to support it.

Speaking of data, try this on for size…

And then Joe takes in the news, with one eye on his wristwatch, and exposes the mainstream media’s partisan ways. He shines a light on “dangerous and dark and totalitarian and conspiratorial” TV newshack hyperbole. Then he proclaims…I Am a Journalist. Concha has just exposed his fellow media members, and shown us that the nasty things being said about Donald Trump are “…just air without any real foundation in terms of numbers or data to support it.”

You don’t say, Joe. Ah but you did. Here, just this morning, were Matt Viser and Tracy Jan in the Boston Globe:

Trump’s campaign has taken a sharp turn toward such dark warnings in recent days. He says he is a victim of conspiracies, portrays himself as a martyr to the cause of the right wing, and is stoking anger in advance of what may be a defeat on Nov. 8.

My balls, right Joe? That’s just something these two hacks pulled out of their “2016 Hyperbole Style Guide.”

…some are even openly talking about violent rebellion and assassination, as fantastical and unhinged as that may seem.

“If she’s in office, I hope we can start a coup. She should be in prison or shot. That’s how I feel about it,” Dan Bowman, a 50-year-old contractor, said of Hillary Clinton, the Democratic nominee. “We’re going to have a revolution and take them out of office if that’s what it takes. There’s going to be a lot of bloodshed. But that’s what it’s going to take. . . . I would do whatever I can for my country.”

He then placed a Trump mask on his face and posed for pictures.

J-man? Well, but that’s just one person. Right. That’s not like a whole bunch of ‘data’. That’s nothing like our hero sitting on his couch and watching ABC News, peeking at the stopwatch on his iPhone.

“This is my prediction: Trump is going to win the popular vote by a landslide, and the Electoral College will elect Hillary, because of all the corruption,” he said. “Maybe it’ll all work and restore my faith in humanity. But I doubt it”…

“We’re going to have a lot of election fraud,” said Jeannine Bell Smith, 65-year-old longtime teacher in a red Trump shirt with a bucket of popcorn under her arm. “They are having illegals vote. In some states, you don’t need voter registration to vote.”

After a prayer is said and the national anthem sung, she leans in.

“We can’t have that lying bitch in the White House,” she said.

Oh boy, okay. That’s more than one person, that’s a couple. But that’s not as bad as the media! Those people are dangerous! They keep bringing up Donald’s faults as if he were a bad person!

“Trump said to watch your precincts. I’m going to go, for sure,” said Steve Webb, a 61-year-old carpenter from Fairfield, Ohio.

“I’ll look for . . . well, it’s called racial profiling. Mexicans. Syrians. People who can’t speak American,” he said. “I’m going to go right up behind them. I’ll do everything legally. I want to see if they are accountable. I’m not going to do anything illegal. I’m going to make them a little bit nervous.”

Some Trump supporters say that if he doesn’t win, they figure the United States government will be no better than dictatorships where elections cannot be trusted.

“We’re heading toward North Korea, without a doubt,” said Grant Reed, a Trump supporter wearing a shirt that said, “If you’re offended, I’ll help you pack.”

Joe Cecil, a 39-year-old restaurant manager, said he has never voted before but is newly inspired by Trump.

“If people are offended by the sexual stuff, what do they think is going to happen when Muslims come here, implement Sharia law, and start raping our women?” he asks.

How about that, media expert? Any questions? Or comments?

“I’ve heard people talk about a revolution. I’ve heard people talk about separation of states. I don’t even like to think about it. But I don’t think this movement is going away. We don’t have a voice anymore, and Donald Trump is giving us a voice.”

C’mon, man. To say, or to assume, that the two candidates are somehow the same is ridiculous. Such a thing would require a sane person – or a journalist – to be willfully fucked.

Donald is likely guilty of sexual assault, and here we are. He’s certainly guilty of inciting increasingly violent panic and paranoia in his followers, which won’t stop soon. That’s all newsworthy, very newsworthy, for many reasons (I can’t believe I have to type this). And if you’d like to perhaps hold a mirror up to the hacks in the media, Joe, there’s always the men’s room.

Admit it: Trump could have raped Nancy O’Dell

Saturday morning, yawn. My place is a shithole.

“You know I’m automatically attracted to beautiful. I just start kissing them. It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait…”

“And when you’re a star they let you do it,” Trump continues. “You can do anything … Grab them by the pussy. You can do anything.”

I really need to clean up this mess.

Rep. Jason Chaffetz (Utah) was the first GOP member of Congress to peel off Friday night, declaring on a local TV station, “I’m out.” He said he didn’t know who he was going to vote for now, but it wouldn’t be Trump or Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

This is why I hate the weekend.

The floodgates were open by Saturday morning. Here’s a running list of the GOP members of Congress, senators and governors rescinding their endorsements for Trump or calling on him to step down, one month before the election, after seeing the video.

Rep. Jason Chaffetz (Utah)

Rep. Martha Roby (Ala.)

Rep. Chris Stewart (Utah)

Rep. Bradley Byrne (Ala.)

Rep. Joe Heck (Nev.)

Rep. Cresent Hardy (Nev.)

Rep. Scott Garrett (N.J.)

Rep. Ann Wagner (Mo.)

Rep. Rodney Davis (Mo.)

Sen. Kelly Ayotte (N.H.)

Sen. Mike Crapo (Idaho)

Sen. John Thune (S.D.)

Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (W.Va.)

Sen. Dan Sullivan (Alaska)

Gov. Gary Herbert (Utah)

Gov. Dennis Dauggard (S.D.)

Sure, whatever.

This is nothing. It’s not like he said he’d raise income taxes on the rich. You can’t sway Republicans with moral shock because they don’t have any morals. They’re half-formed beings. Gob-smacked little toadies, cowering and confused. Douchebags. Nice try, Politics, but all of these people who today are so outraged will be pulling the Trump lever next month as if their bank accounts depended upon it.

You doubt me? You fools, I’ve been writing about this forever.

Just look at the base. How do they feel?

“People of faith are voting on issues like who will protect unborn life, defund Planned Parenthood, defend religious liberty and oppose the Iran nuclear deal,” said Ralph Reed, who heads the Faith & Freedom Coalition. “A ten-year-old tape of a private conversation with a talk show host ranks low on their hierarchy of concerns.”

Robert Jeffress, the pastor of First Baptist Church in Dallas and a member of Trump’s Evangelical Executive Advisory Board, said … he’s still voting Trump…

“I said at that time, with Trump sitting next to me, I would not necessarily choose this man to be my child’s Sunday School teacher,” Jeffress said. “But that’s not what this election is about.”…

And David Bozell, a Roman Catholic who heads the conservative group ForAmerica and supports Trump, said the audio won’t change how conservative voters view the candidate…

The conservatives who should be most concerned with a candidate’s character aren’t even blinking. Because morality has never mattered to them. These are the people who abuse their wives, get their fellatio on the down low, cheer our every war and think the death penalty is a bedrock moral principle. Right and wrong are not priorities for them as they are for you, or me. ‘Ethics’ is a card game to be played in order to pocket ever-bigger stakes. And, outside of war, which all god-fearing Americans love even beyond football, a presidential election wages the greatest stakes of all.

So don’t bother kidding yourselves, absolutely nothing has changed. Don’t believe me? Take a look at the country’s congressional leaders.

Mitch McConnell.

“As the father of three daughters, I strongly believe that Trump needs to apologize directly to women and girls everywhere, and take full responsibility for the utter lack of respect for women shown in his comments on that tape.”

Good thing ole’ Mitch has some daughters. Otherwise we’d be seeing him fist-pumping on Facesnap or woo! lighting his farts in the Senate chambers. The Speaker of the House:

“I am sickened by what I heard today. Women are to be championed and revered, not objectified. I hope Mr. Trump treats this situation with the seriousness it deserves and works to demonstrate to the country that he has greater respect for women than this clip suggests.”

Paul’s tummy, it hurts. OWWW. Please, Mr. Next President, could you not keep doing whatever it is you just did? Those things that are making everybody else so angry? Because water is wet, and the dirt is dark, and your ballsack is kinda heavy? Whew THANKS pal, because after all, Paul has a life of his own you know. He’d love to get back to cleaning his shithole apartment, gah.

After worst week in GOP candidate history, Trump begins Monday by suggesting vets with PTSD are weak

He. Just. Can’t. Stop.

Donald Trump on Monday suggested to a room full of veterans that soldiers who return from war suffering from PTSD are not “strong” and “can’t handle it.”

The GOP presidential candidate’s statement came during a Q&A at the Retired American Warriors Pac.

Because Donald feels the need to go out of his draft-dodging way to praise American veterans as tremendous and yuuuge, he screwed up. Again. By casually remarking that the RAW Pac members assembled around him were surely all rugged and tough and not-mentally ill, Trump ended up slagging a huge number of veterans who are currently struggling with a horrific disorder – a nightmare many of them can only get relief from by killing themselves.

Some of the questions were about the suicide epidemic in the military and criticism of the Veterans Administration (VA) for falling short on providing veterans with the mental health treatment they need…

“When people come back from war and combat and they see maybe what the people in this room have seen many times over, and you’re strong and you can handle it, but a lot of people can’t handle it,” Trump said.

There was a silence in the room after his statement, and people on social media were quick to express anger toward his comments.

Good job, Donnie.

Remember, sports fans. There are only five weeks left for Trump to insult the last of his forty million supporters…

Trump’s taxes mean nothing, you people shut up

It’s not like losing $915,729,213 in a single year is a big deal. I mean if you think that losing $915,729,213 in only twelve months tells you something about a businessman’s capability, or acumen, or sanity, you’re just wrong. If you think that it’s a big deal well, mister, you don’t understand business. That says a lot more about you than about Him, pal. You don’t know anything about multi-tentacled epi-tranches, or holdover chits, or market quasi-nobbery, or our tax system. Speaking of which, it’s far too refractory a centralized asymmetry for you to see any paperwork from, OK? You shush. Let’s just be honest here: You’ll never know what it’s like. To be Rich. To be Great. To be…Thee. Man.

You should vote for him (…like us on Facebook!).

CLINTON: For 40 years, everyone running for president has released their tax returns. You can go and see nearly, I think, 39, 40 years of our tax returns, but everyone has done it.

…maybe he doesn’t want the American people, all of you watching tonight, to know that he’s paid nothing in federal taxes, because the only years that anybody’s ever seen were a couple of years when he had to turn them over to state authorities when he was trying to get a casino license, and they showed he didn’t pay any federal income tax.

TRUMP: That makes me smart.

Oh please. More than that…

GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS (HOST): So what’s your response to this story?

RUDY GIULIANI: My response is, he’s genius. I mean the reality is —

STEPHANOPOULOS: A genius?

GIULIANI: Absolute genius. The man, in The Art of the Deal this is described, first of all we are talking about 26 years ago, perfectly legal. We should get that straight immediately. It’s a perfectly legal application of the tax code and he would have been a fool not to take advantage of it.

If he’d paid a penny in income taxes he’d have been a fool. A pigeon. A chump. Donald Trump would have been thoroughly completely unqualified to be president. If he’d paid anything to the government he probably would have been breaking the law, okay? YOU GET ME? Nobody wants that. Nobody wants a tax-paying scofflaw for president, right?


ADD: …divided by nincompoop…carry the shambles…my armchair math says ole’ Mammon Mega-Mensa was pissing away over 2.5 million dollars every day, 7 days a week. Which is a lot more money than I’ll earn in my entire life, but of course I’m a loser.

Donald Trump calls reporter a “c*nt”, of course

We were just waiting for a story like this to come out. Weren’t we?

In the article, I wrote that Trump could not be reached for comment, but a spokesman said the man’s comments were “categorically untrue.”

The story ran below the fold in the business news section with the headline: How a Curious Visitor Beat Trump at the Casino Game [ed: see here].

And now I was holding for Mr. Trump.

Tell me if you think this account sounds likely.

There was no hello. But there was yelling, lots of yelling.

The word “shit” was used repeatedly as a noun and adjective.

I had shit for brains.

I worked for a shitty newspaper.

What sort of shit did I write.

Before I could reply, he hung up.

Does that sound like Trump to you? Yeah, me too.

Then he called my editor in Philadelphia, Craig Stock. Now it was Craig’s turn to “Hold for Mr. Trump.”

Craig was treated to the same Trumpian wordplay, but got an added treat. Trump referred to me as “that cunt.”

Yup. That sounds a lot like him.

Craig, a calm Iowan, asked Trump what was wrong with the story. He explained that The Inquirer would run a correction if the paper had made an error.

Trump snapped that he didn’t read the story.

“No one reads the story,” the 41-year-old blustered. “I read the headline and I didn’t like it.”

That sounds exactly like him.

Donald’s new thing: Hillary is ISIS

Once again the Trump campaign sets off in a brand new direction. It’s your all encompassing comprehensive re-set back to the beginning do-over everybody get the hell out and start pushing first-gear bump start, for the rest of the entire year, one more time. Watch:

SUNRISE, Florida — Donald Trump on Wednesday night admonished Hillary Clinton for having the father of the Orlando shooter seated behind her at a recent campaign rally.

“Wasn’t it terrible?” Trump asked, that Seddique Mateen was “sitting with a big smile on his face right behind Hillary Clinton … When you get those seats, you sort of know the campaign.”

As he did today, here, using Omar Mateen’s father, Donald Trump will try to tie Hillary Clinton to terrorism. He’s going to do everything he can to turn her into an angry Muslim set to wage jihad inside the United States. He’s going to swear, without a hint of sarcasm, that she’s associated with a well-known terrorist group.

“Take a look at Orlando. Take a look at San Bernardino. Take a look at the World Trade Center. Take a look at what’s going on, and then worldwide, and we let [Islamic State or IS, formerly] ISIS take this position,” the Republican presidential nominee said during an election rally in Daytona Beach, Florida. He drew a list of flaws in US policy in Libya and the Middle East, laying all the blame on his opponent, Clinton.

“It was Hillary Clinton that… she should get an award from them as the founder of ISIS. That’s what it was. Her weakness. Her weak policies,” the New York mogul stressed, with the crowd then responding with “Lock her up! Lock her up!”

This will be Trump’s campaign going forward. Hillary Clinton should get an award for founding the Islamic State. Nevermind that the Bush/Cheney cabal obviously deserve credit for the group considering its well-known roots in the Iraq War. Hillary Clinton is really to blame, and she’s very much sympathetic to their wishes. This is a meme he started two days ago.

Donald Trump labeled Democratic rival Hillary Clinton as the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria’s “most valuable player,” accusing her foreign policy of creating the terror group…

“We shouldn’t have gotten out the way we got out, the way we got out was insane. Obama gave a date and that’s how ISIS happened,” Trump said Tuesday at a rally in Wilmington, N.C.

“Hence the birth of ISIS, congratulation Hillary Clinton. If I’m ISIS, I call her up and I give her the most valuable player award.”

It will be interesting to see if this strategy will work against a candidate who is closely associated with the Obama administration. Clinton is his former Secretary of State. The President has killed more ISIS terrorists than all of the world’s other leaders combined.

Trump meanwhile has feuded bitterly with the Khan family, whose son, Humayun Khan, was killed in Iraq.

The newest issue of the so-called Islamic State’s propaganda magazine Dabiq said the Muslim war hero died as an “apostate” when he was killed by a car bomb in Iraq in 2004 after ordering soldiers under his command to stand back as he moved foward to investigate the vehicle.

Khan was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star and Purple Heart and is buried at Arlington National Cemetery. ISIS published a picture of his headstone and captioned it, “Beware of dying as an apostate.”

ISIS is no fan of Capt. Khan.