If Donald Trump were to throw out the first pitch at a baseball game, the errant ball would doubtless crack the head of a fan in the right field stands. Asked to explain the odd trajectory, he would only explain, “There’s something going on…There’s something going on.”
So we shouldn’t be too surprised that faced with deep concerns about his traitorous relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Candidate Trump temporarily switched the narrative to an attack on a Muslim Gold Star mother who stoically remained silent as her husband, Khizr Khan, spoke to the DNC
about their grief from losing their brave son in Iraq more than a decade ago. It was the most memorable moment from the four-day spectacle as Khan emotionally waved the U.S.Constitution and dared Trump to read it.
The Republican candidate’s response to Khan, an American Muslim, was typically another Donald Trump moment as he later not only questioned her silence, but also wondered whether the Clinton team had written Khan’s poignant words – it hadn’t – and implied that here was an example of how Muslims mistreat women.
That only worsened Trump’s monstrous reputation. But it goes beyond that. One simply had to ask why Trump’s wife Melania had nothing to say at the RNC other than her programmed speech with the sharpest paragraphs lifted without attribution from Michelle Obama. So it would be fair to conclude that there’s nothing going on…nothing going on… in Trump’s head these days aside from these deranged moments serving his billion-dollar ego.