Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin Tries to Paint Trump as a Uniter

Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin has had her name floated as a possible VP pick for Donald Trump, even though she’s said that there has been no conversation between she and Trump’s people about that possibility.

Her true ambition, it would seem, lies in stand-up comedy.

Donald Trump has tried to campaign as someone who can bridge racial divides, Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin said Sunday.

“I think he’s trying to campaign as a racial healer,” Fallin said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “I think that has been part of his message, if you watch what he said this week, you know he talked about how devastating it was for Dallas, how we need to respect our law enforcement, how we need to pray for those who are killed and those who are injured. I think that is his intent; I trust him with his words, and I think we all need to move towards being compassionate, loving, healing, but yet also respecting our law enforcement.”

Did you guffaw? Maybe choke on your dinner and experience the eye-watering burn of having Cherry Coke shot through your nose?

Maybe that was just me.

As part of the internal attempts to make Trump more appealing to voters, Trump released a video on Friday, in response to the police-related deaths of two black men, one in Louisiana and the other in Minnesota last week.

“Racial divisions have gotten worse, not better,” Trump said in the video.

This hardly makes the man an icon of racial unity.

In fact, his rambling tirades against Mexicans and Muslims, as well as past questionable remarks against blacks and Jews, pretty much assure he won’t be called to be a guest of honor at the next NAACP banquet.

If Trump and his surrogates want to create this illusion of competence and qualifications, they’re going to have to work a little harder than a video.