Once again, Trump on defense

Last week, for the umpteenth time, the turncoat hound pack was baying around Donald Trump.  Charles Krauthammer, one of its lead dogs, on August 4 pronounced Trump unfit for the presidency because Trump dared to respond hard to a Muslim lawyer’s vicious and illogical attack on Trump’s sensible proposed Muslim immigration policy, and who then claimed immunity from response because of his son’s inarguable heroism.

Just what had Trump actually done this time to arouse the Krauthammer/Will cartel’s attack of moral outrage?   

We’re supposed to be appalled because our candidate fought back hard against the suicidal illogic of claiming that one Muslim soldier’s death means the United States and its Western European allies must continue admitting unscrutinized millions of immigrants from terrorist infested Muslim majority countries -- including hundreds of would-be mass killers and thousands of their supporters and sympathizers.

This argument is the kind of gross non-sequitur the Left always puts in the mouths of victims, in whose presence everyone is supposed to stay silent.

And in this case, Trump was doubly and justifiably incensed, because the media indulged and spotlighted the grief of the Muslim soldier’s parents, after it had snubbed, boycotted and dismissed the suffering of a different gold star parent, Patricia Smith, whose son and only child, Sean Smith, died valiantly at Benghazi.

As I recall, Hillary Clinton called this grieving mother a liar, for which, from the media and the Krauthammer crowd, there was nary a negative word.

It would seem that to the media, the Clinton campaign, and the latter’s strange allies among certain allegedly conservative commentators, some gold star parents are more equal than others.

After all is said and done, it’s important to acknowledge that Trump erred tactically in allowing this damaging distraction.  But there was no more in it than that, Krauthammer’s fulminations notwithstanding.

Trump must remain ruthlessly focused on the proposals that brought him the nomination:

  • Securing America’s southern border;
  • Absolutely refusing any amnesty for illegal immigrants;
  • Keeping the nation safe from terrorism, even if Muslims’ feelings are hurt in the process;
  • Calling out the Democrats’ poisonous lie that America and its police are racist;
  • Restoring an American economic vitality that benefits the working and middle classes, through better trade agreements and more sensible tax and regulatory policy;
  • And, not least, reminding American voters just who and what Hillary Clinton is.

If Trump thinks he’s going to get the same media help delivering these messages in the general election that he got during his primary battles, he needs to think again. As last week should establish beyond doubt, the only free media Trump will get from here on is the kind that makes him look like Beelzebub.

To remind the electorate of just what he will fight for, and of what America would suffer under Obama’s third term presided over by Hillary Clinton, Trump will need to buy a lot of media time. It would also help to deploy his very attractive children full time.

He needs to start doing both now.

Last week, for the umpteenth time, the turncoat hound pack was baying around Donald Trump.  Charles Krauthammer, one of its lead dogs, on August 4 pronounced Trump unfit for the presidency because Trump dared to respond hard to a Muslim lawyer’s vicious and illogical attack on Trump’s sensible proposed Muslim immigration policy, and who then claimed immunity from response because of his son’s inarguable heroism.

Just what had Trump actually done this time to arouse the Krauthammer/Will cartel’s attack of moral outrage?   

We’re supposed to be appalled because our candidate fought back hard against the suicidal illogic of claiming that one Muslim soldier’s death means the United States and its Western European allies must continue admitting unscrutinized millions of immigrants from terrorist infested Muslim majority countries -- including hundreds of would-be mass killers and thousands of their supporters and sympathizers.

This argument is the kind of gross non-sequitur the Left always puts in the mouths of victims, in whose presence everyone is supposed to stay silent.

And in this case, Trump was doubly and justifiably incensed, because the media indulged and spotlighted the grief of the Muslim soldier’s parents, after it had snubbed, boycotted and dismissed the suffering of a different gold star parent, Patricia Smith, whose son and only child, Sean Smith, died valiantly at Benghazi.

As I recall, Hillary Clinton called this grieving mother a liar, for which, from the media and the Krauthammer crowd, there was nary a negative word.

It would seem that to the media, the Clinton campaign, and the latter’s strange allies among certain allegedly conservative commentators, some gold star parents are more equal than others.

After all is said and done, it’s important to acknowledge that Trump erred tactically in allowing this damaging distraction.  But there was no more in it than that, Krauthammer’s fulminations notwithstanding.

Trump must remain ruthlessly focused on the proposals that brought him the nomination:

  • Securing America’s southern border;
  • Absolutely refusing any amnesty for illegal immigrants;
  • Keeping the nation safe from terrorism, even if Muslims’ feelings are hurt in the process;
  • Calling out the Democrats’ poisonous lie that America and its police are racist;
  • Restoring an American economic vitality that benefits the working and middle classes, through better trade agreements and more sensible tax and regulatory policy;
  • And, not least, reminding American voters just who and what Hillary Clinton is.

If Trump thinks he’s going to get the same media help delivering these messages in the general election that he got during his primary battles, he needs to think again. As last week should establish beyond doubt, the only free media Trump will get from here on is the kind that makes him look like Beelzebub.

To remind the electorate of just what he will fight for, and of what America would suffer under Obama’s third term presided over by Hillary Clinton, Trump will need to buy a lot of media time. It would also help to deploy his very attractive children full time.

He needs to start doing both now.