Is There a Cure for Trumpophrenia?
One of the more ironic aspects of campaign 2016 is that Donald Trump, for all his constant talk of winning, often doesn't know the simplest things about how to win.
Not more than a couple of days after taking the presidential high road, complimenting his opponents and calling himself a unifier at his post-Super Tuesday press conference, at a point when it looked as if a sizable number, if not a stampede, of conservatives and Republicans were poised to join his "movement," all he had to do at the next debate was be reasonably pleasant and offer halfway decent answers on substantive questions. Instead he stood on that stage and -- not even five minutes in, with all the impulse control of a three-year-old denied a bag of M & M's -- proceeded to reassure an audience of millions about the size of his penis.
It went downhill from there.
Not that he didn't get considerable help from Megyn Kelly, who has become Trump's self-appointed executioner. Her ego expanding like a weather balloon, she did everything she could to nail him for his seemingly-misbegotten Trump University, currently being sued by disgruntled students. She went so far as to attack Trump for lying when he apparently was telling the truth that his school had received an "A" from the Better Business Bureau -- Kelly making her accusation although NBC had already corrected the record two days before:
But when it was assessed by BBB Serving Metro New York, the Trump Entrepreneur Initiative — the name under which Trump University has most recently operated — had, indeed, gotten the BBB's top rating in the past, it said.
In fact, according to the rating agency, Trump appears to have undersold things — at times in the past, his "university" had an A-plus rating.
Okay, the school also go a D- at one point, the grades are "dynamic," but it's clear Megyn was engaged in a smear. Shame on her.
Nevertheless, the truth about Trump U. is hard to ascertain. The most extensive write-ups are in the Observer, which avers much of the fault lies with an overzealous prosecutor, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. But the Observer is owned by Donald's son-in-law Jared Kushner, husband of Ivanka, not that the newspaper makes any attempt to hide that in its coverage.