Trump, having previously praised Obama and Pelosi, calls Bush “evil” and “worst president.” Conservatives know the routine.
“You know how to whistle, don’t you Steve? You just put your lips together and blow.” — Lauren Bacall to Humphrey Bogart in To Have and Have Not
Donald Trump doesn’t know how to whistle.
He’s in distinguished company, though. Gerald Ford, George H.W. Bush, Bob Dole, occasionally George W. Bush and a considerable list of others had the same problem.
Ronald Reagan? Now there was a man who knew how to whistle.
First, The Donald.
The other night, Trump said thus of President Obama to Sean Hannity on Hannity’s Fox TV show:
“And look, he’s been a horrible president. I always said the worst president was Jimmy Carter. Guess what? Jimmy Carter goes to second place. Barack Obama has been the worst president ever in the history of this country — Barack Obama is number one.”
Well, actually, Trump has not always said he thought Jimmy Carter was the worst president.
As they say, “let’s go to the videotape.” Here it is, The Donald on local channel New York 1, shortly after the 2008 election.
For those who prefer print, here’s the quote:
“McCain, really, that was almost an impossible situation. Bush has been so bad, maybe the worst president in the history of this country. He has been so incompetent, so bad, so evil that I don’t think any Republican could have won.”
Then Trump compared Bush — unfavorably — to Obama:
“I think he has a chance to go down as a great president. Now, if he’s not a great president, this country is in serious trouble. I think [Obama’s] going to lead through consensus. It’s not going to be just a bull run like Bush did. He just did whatever the hell he wanted. He’d go into a country, attack Iraq, which had nothing to do with the World Trade Center and just do it because he wanted to do it.”
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
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It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
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