Donald Trump tweets every thought that pops into his mind. Over the weekend, he re-tweeted: “It is better to live one day as a lion than 100 years as a sheep.”
It was sent from the Twitter account @ilduce2016.
See: "Il duce" was a nickname of Benito Mussolini, the Italian fascist leader in World War Two, and that tweet was actually sent by the left-wing website Gawker, as a "gotcha."
Gawker was proud to have “tricked” Trump into re-tweeting some old Mussolini quote.
Ha ha. That’s journalism, in 2016, in America.
But then David Duke, the former KKK leader in Louisiana, tweeted his support of Donald Trump, and Trump was asked to rebuke Duke.
Hey, did you know there really was a KKK leader who had genuine influence in America, for decades? His name was Robert Byrd, and he was the most senior Democrat in America, in the Senate, for years.
The Democrats have never renounced Robert Byrd in all this time.
But somehow, Trump is a fascist? His daughter converted to Judaism, for one thing, and he's grand-marshalled New York's big pro-Israel parade.
(Meanwhile Hillary Clinton has no trouble with real fascists, like the Communist Chinese, and the Islamic fascists in the Persian Gulf who donated to her foundation...)
This Twitter "controversy" is not about the Klan, but about Trump and the media establishment.
And the harsher they get, and the more Trump resists them, the more I like him.
Because it proves one thing:
Not that he’s particularly conservative —he’s not.
But that he has the central characteristic necessary for a Republican to win in November, and for a U.S. president to govern effectively both at home and abroad:
Trump will not bend for anyone, not for the media-political establishment, not for the entire political class, including his own party’s grand pooh-bas.