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Trump Can Do a Lot Better


The world is shifting badly.

Just today I sat with two brilliant graduate students at a super-high-end restaurant in Georgetown in DC. These girls are close relatives and their parents were there, too. One of the students explained what she was learning at her fancy university in New England. “They have found 35,000-year-old bone fragments. These prove that capitalism will kill human beings.”

“Really,” I asked. “Do tell.”

“They have found that when humans started agriculture, people ate too much and had bad habits and died very young. But when they were bush men, out in the wild, without the capital of agriculture, they lived much longer. So capital kills people.”

“Very interesting,” said I.

This is what’s going around. Later tonight I sat with a family and the daughter — age 23 — graduate of Stanford, said that she had only recently learned of her white skin privilege and she was so ashamed of it that she was starting a group of whites who will do self-criticism of their race.

“Great. Mao would approve,” I said.

This is our world right now. Foolish. Immature. Ignorant.

Anyway, in that vein, let’s be honest: Hillary kicked Donald’s ass Monday night. He appeared in poor health, blustering, confused. She was amazingly smooth. He played the trade card. It’s a bad card. Didn’t work. Played the email card, sort of worked. Played the tax card. It’s a great card but he didn’t explain it.

It is a GREAT idea to cut the corporate tax rate. It would keep businesses in the USA. It was a mistake to ever have a corporate tax. Just tax the income to the stockholders. That’s what makes sense and is logical. Trump did not explain it at all. He let her beat him badly with her lies about “trickle down.” I don’t think he understands his tax plan himself. Maybe Steve Moore could explain it to him.

The worst part of the horrible debate was when Hillary went off on her race-baiting rant about how evil and racist Amerika is. Trump barely whimpered when she told the outrageous lie that the justice system is “systemically racist.” It is a foul falsehood.

Trump could have clobbered her easily. “The hard-working, law-abiding men and women of America, black, white, brown, are sick and tired of being libeled and smeared by your leftist pals as racists and neo-Nazis. This is the fairest, most generous nation on earth about race. Are you out of your mind? Do you know how many black people beg to come here from Africa and the Caribbean? Are you aware that we have a black President? Do you know of any nation on earth where black people have a better life? Stop smearing us with your racism lies. We Americans are a decent, kind people. Stop allying yourself with the gangsters and thugs. Stop kowtowing to Islamic terrorists. If you don’t love America enough to stop smearing us with your racist lies, you should not be President.”

He could have done it. Maybe next time he will.

In the meantime, the world is going crazy and Lester Holt disgraced himself Monday night with his blatant bias. But Mr. Trump, for heaven’s sake, stand up for the decent people of America. Stand up for us. Stand up for the cops and sheriffs. Don’t take her schoolmarm bullying. Stand up for the people who got you where you are.

Ben Stein
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Ben Stein is a writer, actor, economist, and lawyer living in Beverly Hills and Malibu. He writes “Ben Stein’s Diary” for every issue of The American Spectator.
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