Donald Trump spoke today at St. Anselm college in Goffstown NH today, because it is Monday and I have my scheduled Eucharistic Adoration combined with the need to sleep I was not able to go there to cover Mr. Trump in person to ask Mr. Trump questions after his speech but watching the speech on CNN.
As a general rule a single speech isn’t a game changer, but this speech was because it articulated truths that are self evident, directly named the foe, Radical Islamic terror and called them out for what they are:
.@realdonaldtrump: "Remember this: radical Islam is anti-woman, anti-gay, and anti-American."
Fact check: True.
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) June 13, 2016
He talked about the fruits of denial from folks like Hillary “I am not going to demonize and demagogue and declare war on an entire religion“ Clinton
“When it comes to radical islamic terror ignorance is not bliss, it’s deadly”
and said those days were over
“The days of deadly ignorance will end.”
Although in fairness “ignorance” is likely the wrong word, “denial” would to my mind be more accurate
The single biggest game change however in this speech was the acknowledgement that the Muslim community in the US has to make up its mind to work with law enforcement:
“The Muslims have to work with us, they know what’s going on”
That is the spike of the football, instead of putting the onus on Americans to play nice, the onus is put on Muslim Americans to decide what side they’re on and act accordingly.
I guarantee you millions of Americans hearing those words were nodding their heads.
If there is one thing in Trump’s speech that I disagreed with, it’s was this line:
“This president doesn’t know what he’s doing”
I disagree I think the president knows exactly what he is doing as to the why, that’s a great question.
I think this speech which clearly states aloud what a lot of people are thinking. Curt Anderson is spot on
The press is picking at Trump's speech mistakes, lamenting his talking about immigration, but they are missing the story –he's winning this
— Curt Anderson (@CurtOnMessage) June 13, 2016
What will the effect of this speech be, something like this:
Although I voted for Hillary in the primary, I now cringe inwardly with shame and embarrassment at having done so, and in November I will vote for Trump.
Why? Yes, I know that Trump is an a**hole, Trump is a clown, Trump is a motormouth buffoon. You don’t have to convince me of that. But he’s also the only person saying anything about putting the brakes on Islamic extremism, and in light of what happened last night in Orlando, suddenly that is the only issue that really matters when it comes to the health, well-being and safety of the queer community.
Now in fairness that was written before the Trump speech but I suspect a lot of people in the Gay community are thinking the same, but don’t dare say it aloud:
And you know what makes me angrier still? The fact that I have to hide my identity and remain anonymous in writing this essay. If I outed myself as a Trump supporter, I would be harassed and doxxed and shunned by everyone I know and by the Twitter lynch mobs which up until yesterday I myself led.
This is the day that Donald Trump wins the presidential election, that’s why CNN et/al will be focusing on his feud with the Washington Post.
Closing thought, if you want to know why the GOP lost in 2012 & 2008, here it is:
A source who works closely with the Trump campaign, granted anonymity in order to speak freely to NBC News, said after Sunday’s attack that the party had asked the candidate to offer condolences and then to stay silent.
My God these people are clueless
Here is the speech
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