Iowa’s Republican Gov. Terry Branstad appeared with the celebrity businessman at an afternoon rally, his third appearance in the swing state over the past two weeks. But in neighboring Wisconsin, a state Trump insists he can win, the state’s best-known Republicans said they were too busy to attend an evening event.
I did check. Branstad is not up for re-election for another two years. Those facing election this year are busy avoiding Trump. Still disappointed he didn't come to P'burgh. I'm sure Elise is too.
House Speaker Paul Ryan cited a scheduling conflict, while Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said he’d attend an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner instead of appearing with his party’s standard bearer.
Well, it was all you can eat and Walker loves him some s'getti.
Trump called his Democratic opponent “a dangerous liar,” ‘’an unbalanced person,” ‘’pretty close to unhinged,” ‘’totally unfit to lead,” and lacking “the judgment, temperament and moral character to lead the country.”
That's the clearest case of projection ever.
Trump’s approach to national security came under fire Friday as well, with former CIA Director Michael Morell contending the Republican nominee would make “a poor, even dangerous commander in chief.”
Morell, outlining his views in The New York Times, also questioned Trump’s unusual praise of Russian President Vladimir Putin
“In the intelligence business, we would say that Mr. Putin had recruited Mr. Trump as an unwitting agent of the Russian Federation,” wrote Morell, who was CIA director in the Obama administration and now works for a firm run by one of Clinton’s closest advisers.
Avoiding the term useful idiot, or just idiot if you're into that whole brevity thing.