I've got a new piece up at BNR about how genuinely weird Donald Trump's campaign is becoming with each passing day:
In an interview with the New York Times, Donald refused to rule out quitting if he won the election:There's more at the link, including a supercool video of Trump screaming about how he hates mosquitoes and comparing Clinton to a mosquito. Yeah.
Presented in a recent interview with a scenario, floating around the political ether, in which the presumptive Republican nominee proves all the naysayers wrong, beats Hillary Clinton and wins the presidency, only to forgo the office as the ultimate walk-off winner, Mr. Trump flashed a mischievous smile. "I'll let you know how I feel about it after it happens," he said, minutes before leaving his Trump Tower office to fly to a campaign rally in New Hampshire.The Times generously attributes this to Donald being "not a traditional candidate for president."
I am not inclined to be so generous. This is not the response of a serious candidate who is treating the United States presidency with the gravity it deserves — and requires.
Donald's candidacy is like a grotesque clown show comprised of incoherent disgorgements of bigotry, empty braggadocio, and garbled nonsense masquerading as policy proposals. He started his campaign as a punchline, unfathomably capturing his party's nomination, and has since descended into a spiral of inexplicably strange behavior.