So, Donald Trump has added an "Issues" page to his campaign website. I don't know when it was added; I haven't looked at his website for awhile. [H/Ts to Jen Statsky and Ginger McKnight.] And it is really something.
The entire page is just a series of short videos, with Trump talking directly to the camera about something (while cinematic Action President! music plays), and a short paraphrase beneath each video.
There are literally ZERO policy details. Here, for example, is Trump on the issue of "The Military," the description of which on the page reads: "I will make our Military so big, powerful and strong that no one will mess with us."
Trump: I'm gonna make our military so big, so powerful, so strong, that nobody, absolutely nobody, is gonna mess with us. We're gonna take care of our vets, and we're gonna get rid of ISIS. We're gonna get rid of 'em fast.THAT'S LITERALLY IT. He is, however, minimally more loquacious when it comes to making sure he conveys that he will definitely be a total shit to marginalized people.
I have a great education. I went to an Ivy League college. But I'm not politically correct. Because to be politically correct just takes too much time. It takes too much effort. We have to get things done in this country, and you're never gonna get it done if we just stay politically correct.At first blush, this might seem hilarious, but that's one of the most sinister things about Donald Trump: He seems like a joke upon cursory examination, but his pithy hatred is scary. Reducing his authoritarian nationalism into small, digestible bites for people who will just uncritically follow and cheer him as long as he speaks (literally) to their lizard brains is not funny. It's terrifying.