I thought that the Donald had no further lines to cross, but he found one.
He tried to cross it, and he tripped.
Appearing on Saturday at the Family Leadership Summit in Ames, Iowa, the real estate mogul took his running feud with Arizona Sen. John McCain to a new level.
“He’s not a war hero,” said Trump. “He was a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren’t captured.”
I disagree with Senator McCain on many issues. In recent years, his bellicosity and neocon tendencies have struck me as wrongheaded and even repellent. But I still respect the man, and I would never
disparage his service in Vietnam.
McCain is a hero. Anyone who says otherwise is an idiot.
(Well, let's add one exception to that rule: There have been philosophers who would argue that the very concept of heroism is wrongheaded. Although I don't agree with that position, I'm always up for a good abstract argument of that sort. Sophistry is fun. But speaking in everyday, down-to-earth terms, I do believe that heroes exist, and that John McCain is one of them. Besides, Donald Trump ain't no philosopher.)
Heretofore, I've enjoyed Trump's surge in the polls: He is one of America's classic clowns. Had he pursued a more respectable career path as a professional entertainer, he might have ranked with Burt Lahr, Jackie Gleason, Curly Howard and Oliver Hardy.
But this shit isn't funny.
I'm trying to think of something more
offensive Trump could do. Perhaps he could favor us with a striptease during one of the debates? Or maybe a display of public defecation? After today, he'll have to do something really
extreme if he wants to top himself.