Trump, in the lion’s den, bites back: Put Hil­lary in jail

The Washington Times Weekly - - Commentary -

Well, the stakes just got real around here! From the start, Hil­lary Clin­ton has vowed that if she got elected she would raise Don­ald Trump’s taxes. For a guy like Mr. Trump, there is no more ter­ri­fy­ing threat. And for the good of Amer­i­can in­dus­try and free­dom — as well as rich peo­ple like Mr. Trump — that should keep him up at night and laser-fo­cused on win­ning this elec­tion.

In Sun­day night’s de­bate, Mr. Trump raised the stakes to sim­i­lar lev­els for Mrs. Clin­ton. If elected, he said, he would ap­point a spe­cial prose­cu­tor to in­ves­ti­gate her dis­as­trous and reck­less han­dling of clas­si­fied emails as sec­re­tary of state.

Just when you thought this campaign could not get any wilder. Mu­tual. As­sured. De­struc­tion. Then Mr. Trump punc­tu­ated the threat as Mrs. Clin­ton prat­tled on about how un­fit the real es­tate mogul is to hold the of­fice she so des­per­ately wants.

“It’s just aw­fully good,” she singsonged, “that some­one with the tem­per­a­ment of Don­ald Trump is not in charge of the law in our coun­try —”

“Be­cause you’d be in jail,” Mr. Trump in­ter­jected with a vi­cious spear.

Not since Daniel en­tered the lion’s den has any mor­tal walked into a room with a fierce po­lit­i­cal ma­chine and a mono­lithic me­dia more res­o­lutely against him.

Teeth bared. Drool­ing. Paw­ing at the ground as they cir­cled him, smelling the blood com­ing out of his wher­ever from the wound caused by a nasty vul­gar tape from a hot-mic 11 years ago of the real es­tate mogul talk­ing about scor­ing women.

Se­ri­ously, you have a bil­lion­aire who cuts deals with the rich­est and nas­ti­est ti­tans of Wall Street and New York real es­tate and talks in vile terms about bed­ding women, and this is a sur­prise to some­one? Did any of these vul­tures watch the movie “The Wolf of Wall Street”?

This same guy builds mon­u­men­tal phal­lic ed­i­fices em­bla­zoned with his name in giant gold let­ters and flies big jets with his name down the side, and these peo­ple are shocked to learn he is ca­pa­ble of crude­ness and bravado? TRIG­GER WARN­ING: They guy loves beauty pageants so much he has ac­tu­ally owned them!

At the time of the record­ing, Mr. Trump was guest star­ring in a soap opera, pro­mot­ing a show that was in it­self a shame­less pro­mo­tion for his own “re­al­ity” show and these peo­ple are shocked to hear Mr. Trump brag­ging about his prow­ess in the sack and his abil­ity to com­mand de­sirous women?

Se­ri­ously, these peo­ple lead sadly shel­tered lives.

And then THEY com­plain that it’s all not suit­able for chil­dren, yet THEY are the ones who brought it up and will not stop talk­ing about it?

The re­lease of this decade-old tape, of course, was per­fectly cal­cu­lated be­tween the Clin­ton campaign and the shame­less me­dia to ex­tin­guish any hopes of a Trump resur­gence in Sun­day night’s de­bate.

Well, they bet­ter hope that tape kills him. Be­cause the Don­ald Trump that showed up for Sun­day night’s de­bate ut­terly de­stroyed Hil­lary Clin­ton.

The Don­ald Trump that showed up for this de­bate could win this elec­tion in a walk. And if es­tab­lish­ment Repub­li­cans refuse to get on board, well, then they just don’t want to Make Amer­ica Great Again.

Charles Hurt can be reached at charleshurt@live.com; fol­low him on Twit­ter via @charleshurt.

AS­SO­CI­ATED PRESS

If elected, Don­ald Trump said, he would ap­point a spe­cial prose­cu­tor to in­ves­ti­gate Hil­lary Clin­ton’s dis­as­trous and reck­less han­dling of clas­si­fied emails as sec­re­tary of state.

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