Shall we also mention Trump's completely absurd statements, such as his suggestion after the debate that "maybe" he's being audited because he's "a strong Christian"?
Or what of Trump's righteous indignation over former Mexican president Vincente Fox that Mexico is "not going to pay" for that "f----ing wall?" He said to Wolf Blitzer during the debate, "This guy used a filthy, disgusting word on television, and he should be ashamed of himself, and he should apologize, OK?" And he said this with a straight face.
And in a post-debate interview with Chris Cuomo he actually said, "And I could tell you I would not use that word, but if I did use that word, uh, I probably wouldn't have even been allowed on the stage tonight."
This prompted Cuomo to laughingly respond, "You do understand there's a touch of irony in that . . . ." To say the least!
What's really sad, though, is the response from his supporters, even when he's exposed.
I posted this on my Facebook page after the debate: "Come on Trump supporters! Wake up and face reality. You cannot believe what this man says — unless you really believe he's being audited because he's a strong Christian. Stop drinking the Kool-Aid!"
Trump supporters responded with gems like these:
"Ur a moron and as evil as Obama is."
"U DONT HAVE A CLUE... TRUMP 100 %... we need a strong man and he is all we have... Christian or not... that is not your call... lol...and who are U...or who do U think U R... an old joke..."
"Gooo TRUMP!!! Please stop the bashing thank u"
"And ur a Christian. U prove my point because ur not just a money hog or prob will burn in hell Ur a Christian. Hahaha. Maybe so is Obama Yep same cockroaches"
"You are a Christian leader on here attacking us on you're site??? Way uncool?? What other Christian leaders would do this??? Report this site and delete!! U don't need to be rude!! Not a Christian at all."
And there was this truly insightful comment: "I spoke to a Trump supporter today and he told me, 'it's part of life to flip flop on issues because your learning new things every day.'" Unreal.
One day earlier, I had conducted a poll on Twitter in which the vast majority of those who responded said that, of Trump, Cruz, Rubio, or Carson, it was Trump who was the least honest. In response to this, the "Trump Revolution" tweeted back, "Bad poll. Trump is the most honest!"
As I said two weeks ago, Trump could say he's been lying all along and his supporters would commend him for his honesty.
And so, Trump can decisively lose a debate to Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz with headlines proclaiming, "Donald Trump Was Badly Exposed," yet his followers, who apparently dominate Drudge Report, can crown him the overwhelming victor. (When checked at 3:00 AM, EST, the Drudge voters gave Trump 60% of the vote with a combined 34% going to Cruz and Rubio.)
May I make one more appeal for sober reflection and sanity?