Purveyor of Truth
According to a report in The Washington Post presumptive GOP presidential nominee is planning to rehabilitate his battered image in the coming weeks by publicly addressing head-on some of the most controversial episodes of his campaign, Now there's an event one can barely wait for. Mr. Trump explaining away his many questionable and quite often offensive statement. This is one you certainly don't want to miss. Just be sure to have an ample supply of popcorn and beer on hand. It's bound to be a Really Great Show.
Hopefully we receive some data on how many gullible people actually buy his explanations. Other than those who have already bought his gibberish.
Trump put his tact to a test during an interview with The Washington Post here Monday afternoon. Unprompted, he delivered a five-minute soliloquy attempting to explain himself for making wild arm and hand gestures at a rally last November to discredit New York Times reporter Serge Kovaleski. The act was widely seen as mocking the journalist’s physical disability and has been featured in numerous ads and videos designed to savage Trump.
“I would never say anything bad about a person that has a disability,” Trump said, leaning forward at his office desk. “I swear to you it’s true, 100 percent true.. . .Who would do that to [the] handicapped? I’ve spent a lot of money making buildings accessible.”
Trump then satirically reenacted the scene, his arms jerking all around, and said he was trying to show “a guy who grovels — ‘Oh, oh, I didn’t say that. I didn’t say that.’ That was the imitation I was doing.”
“Now,” he concluded, “is that a believable story?”
Whether voters believe it could help determine if Trump can overcome a staggering popularity deficit with the general electorate, especially among women. Trump and his advisers know that improving his standing with white women in particular may be the key to defeating likely Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in battleground states such as Ohio and Virginia.
Take it away Mr. Trump. The nation anxiously awaits your explanations.