First, I'm sorry the video autoplays. I tried adding code so you could exercise you're right to choose play vs. pause. Blame CBS. Below is the full
, which aired Sunday night. You may have missed it in all the smoke signals puffing out of
lying white butt. But this interview of Trump is solid stuff. Up to and including Trump spanking Leslie Stahl for being dishonest. But that's not the only reason you should watch:
Aside from the creepy Facebook Portal commercials (because what we need as a society is more screens in our homes), the interview with Trump highlights what we're casually referring to as "the GOP 2.0." A no craps given form of political leadership eschewing focus groupthink for straight talk. Both
are prime examples.
Donald Trump often rejected Leslie Stahl's premise. He wasn't afraid to correct her when she was wrong, like about the illegal immigrant
child separation policy which he actually inherited from Barry Big Ears
. He wasn't afraid to tell Leslie why he adopted certain language for
Kim Jong Un
. Nor did he shy away from his growing hatred of the unfair press. Which, as we've seen more than once, is chalk full of lairs, their pantaloons ablaze. Maybe we've found the real cause of this so called "climate change."
Media is holding fast to its bubble. Because the more interviews like this, showcasing a genuine, if not sometimes uncouth individual, with all his numerous imperfections, the better chance Trump has of leading the Republicans to victory. Media seems to misunderstand how fed up the American people are with the crumbling facade of politeness erected by the left. Americans are divided, sure. But it wasn't Trump who divided us. Democrats don't want unity, Democrats want our defeat. Possibly for the first time, we have a Republican president willing to admit as much: Democrats don't want to get along, so why should we get along with them? Maybe, just maybe, Republicans shouldn't try to get along with the left, but defeat them.
We're in new territory here. Like him or hate him, Trump has turned politics on its head, where political correctness has been ditched for just saying whatever the heck you want.
And it's working