Hi Conservatives, take a knee.
Some of you are going to feel the need to defend Donald Trump because he’s being “attacked” by the “lamestream media.” I’d like to think that we aren’t this predictable and easily manipulated, but with Sean Hannity and Ted Cruz coming to his defense, I think that we should point out that this is exactly what everyone – including Donald Trump – wants…
But if Trump can suggest that NBC, like Univision, is getting rid of him because of the positions he’s taking, there are all sorts of new political options available to him. He can argue that his comments about Latino immigrants are a form of brave truth-telling about both Mexican culture and American trade policy that are too hot for networks — especially one like Univision, which aims at a primarily Latino audience — to handle. Trump can also position himself as a conservative victim of Hollywood discrimination, someone who has been inside the machine and emerged with truths about the entertainment industry’s liberal bias that the world needs to hear.
Even the mainstream media, which supports Donald Trump undermining the GOP, is starting to call out Donald Trump… for undermining the GOP.
Trump’s campaign contributions have long been aimed at electing Democrats. Maybe Trump’s 2016 Republican bid is a brilliant, devious Trojan horse to bolster the odds of the party he has long backed. NBC’s belated announcement — whether it knows it or not — serves only to aid in Trump’s effort to make himself and the party he claims to want to represent look foolish.
So please, let’s be smart enough not to take the bait. Andrew Breitbart (the man, not the trademark) didn’t think Donald Trump was conservative. Say what you want about Andrew, but the man had a nose for authenticity unlike anyone I ever knew. Namely, because he lived it. I think he was onto something… don’t you?