Saying Donald Trump has hit “rock bottom” with his unrelenting attacks on deceased Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), a Washington Post columnist said the president is just running another “scam” to rile up his base and distract them from the fact that he is failing to fulfill his campaign promises
According to Greg Sargent, “As Trump’s attacks on the deceased John McCain continue, Trump’s allies are now taking that stock joke (‘But his voters will love it!’) to a new, self-parodic low — and in the process, unintentionally revealing what a monstrous scam this presidency really is.”
“Their new argument is that Trump’s rants against McCain will thrill his voters, but more to the point, that these attacks constitute, in an important way, the fulfillment of the promise of his campaign,’ he continued, before adding, “Thus, the narrative Trumpworld is spinning is that, in attacking McCain, Trump is standing up for his voters, by going after a symbol of the GOP elites he campaigned against and of the deep-state forces working against the will of those voters, and those who blocked him from delivering on his health-care promises.”
According to Sargent, Trump is combining the McCain attacks with daily accusations against special counsel Robert Mueller’s report because some of his regular rants are starting to fall flat.
“Trump is targeting GOP elites who oppose his nativism, it’s true that McCain has called out Trump’s xenophobic ethno-nationalism. Here his attacks on McCain do highlight an area where Trump really has tried to fulfill his promises,” the WaPo columnist wrote. “But his anti-immigrant hate agenda is pretty much all that’s left of Trump’s supposed economic nationalism. This is supposed to thrill his voters? What does that say about them?”
“In all these ways, the very idea that attacks on McCain fulfill his promise to his voters embodies the multifaceted scam festering at the core of Trump’s presidency — dragged to absolute rock bottom,” he concluded.
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