It has been suggested that moldy head of lettuce Donald Trump’s campaign for the White House is really just a very long, Kaufmann-esque piece of performance art. If in fact this is the case, his Sunday interview with Chuck Todd may be looked back at the moment when he finally revealed his hand.
While making the rounds on the Sunday talk show circuit after his convincing victory in the South Carolina GOP primary, Trump appeared on NBC’s Meet the Press. At one point, Todd asked him about his 2002 comments about Iraq that recently surfaced. During an interview with Howard Stern at the time, Trump expressed his support for invading the country, flying in the face of his contention that he was against the war from the beginning. (Interviews shortly after the start of the war also showed he seemed supportive of it.)
In response to Todd’s question, The Donald tossed out a Palin-like word salad of idiocy, claiming he wasn’t sure what was in his head and that he doesn’t even know what he means. No, seriously, that is just what he said.
From the show’s transcript (emphasis mine):
But I am curious of the second part of that quote– The first time it was, “I wish the first time it was done correctly.” What do you mean by that?
Well, what I mean by that is it almost shouldn’t have been done. And you know, I really don’t even know what I mean, because that was a long time ago, and who knows what was in my head. I think that it wasn’t done correctly. In retrospect, it shouldn’t have been done at all. It was sort of, you know, it was just done. It was just, we dropped bombs. Now if you look back, actually, that was probably the correct way of doing it, not going in, and not upsetting, giving them a lesson or not. I mean, I think Senior actually did a pretty good job of what he was doing. He went in, he taught them a lesson. What happened is he was taunted.
Ladies and gentlemen, this is your current Republican Presidential frontrunner and winner of the last two state primaries. If this isn’t a grand joke, or a plan by Hillary Clinton to destroy the GOP from the inside, then we all need to be very afraid. Very, very, very afraid.
Below is video of the segment, courtesy of NBC News: