We’re still several months away from the general election. If Trump continues this charade of a candidacy up to the day of the actual election, he and his loyal followers are going to be dizzy from the literal somersaults he’s doing, in regards to his stances on – everything.
I’m no fan of Rachel Maddow, but I have to give her props for taking advantage of the shaky ground Team Trump find themselves on. In an interview with Trump’s latest campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, on Wednesday night, Maddow repeatedly tripped her up, as she struggled to Trumpsplain the candidate’s position on a total Muslim ban.
Kellyanne Conway first defended Trump’s blanket restriction against Muslims entering the United States on MSNBC, but then appeared to suggest Trump had modified his message moments after saying the message had not been superseded. Conway was asked by MSNBC host Rachel Maddow whether Trump’s recent comment about focusing on countries that export terrorism supplants his earlier comment about banning all Muslims from all countries.
“No, I don’t think it supplants it at all,” Conway answered.
“So they both exist?” Maddow asked.
“I think that — well, yes, they do, because I think it clarifies it,” Conway said.
Yeah. Clear as mud.
If the goal is to ban all Muslims, then why is there a need for both positions?
Maddow pressed on for clarification, asking if a Muslim from Australia would be banned, under Trump’s administration.
“[T]he general policy is what he says it is, which is—” Conway said before Maddow interrupted her.
“What he says is a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States,” Maddow said.
“That was, and now it’s from the region—” Conway replied before the host cut her off again.
“So you are saying that’s no longer operable?” Maddow asked.
“I’m saying that you should see what he said last Monday, where he’s saying suspend it from regions of the country that are known exporters of terrorism,” Conway answered.
Yes, Maddow was being rude, but truly, the situation called for it.
If the policy is to cut off all Muslim immigration, it doesn’t matter where they are from. If the policy is to cut off immigrants from nations that have an issue with fostering terrorism, then that makes Maddow’s question quite valid.
The bottom line is, for anybody who has been paying attention, there is nothing that can be counted as a fast and sure policy position of Trump.
The people wanted somebody who was all rhetoric and no experience, and this is a result.
Enjoy the headtrip.