What To Do When Trump Gets Caught

When he gets caught in a criminal scheme to bribe the cooperative Attorneys General of two Republican States to drop eminently justified prosecutions of him:

1. Just ignore it, assuming that nobody gives a damn about Republican corruption anyway.  That just shows what clever businessmen they are, which clearly qualifies them to run the country.

2. If the story does catch on, pretend that it's a minor violation of campaign donation rules instead of a direct and open bribe to prevent prosecution of cases in which he swindled people out of millions of dollars.  That's sort of where we are now.

3. Scream even louder about the nonexistent scandals surrounding Hillary's charity, ignoring the massive good that it does in the world (for just one example, half of all the AIDS patients in the world get treatment through the Clinton foundation) in favor of an utterly unsubstantiated claim that the whole thing is a gigantic con game by the Clintons to enrich themselves, or to sell influence, or something.

4.  And how about a few hundred "major" stories every time Hillary coughs.

5.  And then go back to strategy one:  Just ignore it.  And savagely attack anyone who suggests that paying high State officials to drop criminal cases against you should be off limits for a Presidential candidate.

There you go- it works every time.


Magpie said…

“And when voters were asked to name the one issue that would be most important to their vote for president, 5% named honesty or trustworthiness as their top choice, ranking it on par with foreign policy and jobs.” But... “Trump has his largest edge of the campaign as the more honest and trustworthy of the two major candidates (50% say he is more honest and trustworthy vs. just 35% choosing Clinton) and as the stronger leader, 50% to 42%.”

The Guardian:

“Across the country, conservative “red states” are poorer and have more teenage mothers, more divorce, worse health, more obesity, more trauma-related deaths, more low-birth-weight babies, and lower school enrolment. On average, people in red states die five years earlier than people in liberal “blue states”. Indeed, the gap in life expectancy between Louisiana (75.7) and Connecticut (80.8) is the same as that between Nicaragua and the United States. Red states suffer more in another important but little-known way, one that speaks to the very biological self-interest in health and life: industrial pollution.
The right now calls for cuts in entire segments of the federal government – the Departments of Education, Energy, Commerce, and Interior, for example. In January 2015, 58 Republicans in the House of Representatives voted to abolish the Internal Revenue Service, which is responsible for the collection of taxes. Some Republican congressional candidates call for abolishing all state schools. In March 2015, the Republican-dominated Senate voted 51 to 49 in support of an amendment to a budget resolution to sell or give away all non-military federal lands other than national monuments and national parks. This would include forests, wildlife refuges, and wilderness areas. Joined by 95 Republican congressmen, Senator David Vitter of Louisiana, one of the most polluted states in the union, has called for the end of the EPA.”

Couldn’t find much about Trump bribing AGs... too much important stuff to be reported about Hillary’s emails for little things like that.

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