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Will A Humiliated Donald J. Trump Show Himself Humbled (Or Drop Out)?

Updated on August 10, 2016

It's twilight time for the Trump Campaign


What could make the difference?

The political scuttlebutt raises questions about the ongoing Team Trump Campaign. Namely "will Trump drop out of the race?" What could make it happen, or make it unnecessary? A humble Trump might.

Let's speculate on what would happen, if the unlikely should happen.

Donald J. Trump requests a meeting with the parents of Captain Khan and offers a sincere apology for his callous remarks about them and about their hero son.

That was my recent suggestion to the Trump Team at their 675 N. Washington, Old Town Alexandria, Virginia 22314 address.

If "The Donald" could sincerely follow through on that suggestion, would it make a difference in how voters perceive the Republicans' candidate?

Much would depend on what Captain Khan's parents would feel about such a meeting and the sincerity of the unlikely apology.

My guess is that if it did happen, it would overcome Maine Senator Susan Collins' (R) objections that there is no "new Donald" in contrast to the Donald of the primaries.

It would take a change of heart by Mr. Trump and uncharacteristic humility.

It is not at all likely.

Mr. Trump seems stubbornly set on losing the election in November, and while the voting public can feel sympathy for supporters of the Bernie Revolution, and specifically for Senator Sanders himself, the sympathy for Mr. Trump has become as common as the Dodo Bird.

Senator Collins was correct in her PBS Newshour interview. The reasons Mr. Trump still has the support he gets from marginalized voters is rooted in bad trade deals, lost industries, lost jobs, and the most unpopular candidate the Democrats have nominated in years.

She was also correct that the combined Clinton-Sanders platform promises cash expenditures that can bankrupt the United States of America.

A "New Donald"? Dream on.

Sadly it seems he is what he is, and it isn't what I yearned for in my open letter Hub entitled "Dear Mr. Trump". Mr. Trump's lacking empathy, stability, and approachable qualities are nowhere in evidence.

Lacking those, Mr. Trump may as well have been the stalking horse for Mrs. Clinton's presidency that I once speculated had to be the only reason he is running for, and ruining, the Republican Party.

No longer dreaming on...

I am wishing it wasn't so, while acknowledging that it is.
I am wishing it wasn't so, while acknowledging that it is. | Source


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A link to "Dear Mr. Trump"


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    • Perspycacious profile image

      Demas W Jasper 21 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      aviannovice - I try. I try.

    • aviannovice profile image

      Deb Hirt 21 months ago from Stillwater, OK

      I like how you have been doing this is an unbiased manner. Just the facts is what makes all of your articles on the election so well done. Great work, Demas.

    • Dont Taze Me Bro profile image

      Banned cause of pissants promisem and deantraylor 21 months ago from TWO OF THE MANY LYING LIB CRYBABIES OF HUB PAGES

      I just think to concentrate on Trump's so called miss steps which are really the Hillary camp using their media puppets to "trump" up spin about EVERYTHING he says (not that some of what he says isn't in bad taste or not presidential) is silly. Watch this video and what Rudy says.

      You are suggesting that he play right into their hands because what you are suggesting is that he become politically correct!

      Trump has his faults but for the most part they are centered around his demeanor, his personality or his lack of political experience. HE IS NOT THE BLAME FOR DEAD AMERICANS AND THEN LYING ABOUT IT.

      How about a hub page about how Hillary should "humble" herself and drop out of the race (which would be a total joke anyway when she really belongs in prison) and leave the demagoguery to Hillary's henchmen, they are really good at it.

      Perspycacious, no offense intended, I understand your sentiments aren't to tare down Trump but suggest ways he can help himself but he is what he is and that isn't a corrupt, criminal enterprise which is the Clinton machine and their web of lies. No matter what anybody thinks of Trump there is no comparison whatsoever to the Clinton crime family and that is what is important for people to understand, not whether he should apologize to an idiot Kahn who falsely accuses Trump of things the person he supports is guilty of and much worse! And he doesn't even realize she is simply exploiting him in his grief. A sucker just like everyone who supports the Clintons and that's not my opinion of them, it's how the Clinton's view their own supporters because the Clintons are evil.

    • Perspycacious profile image

      Demas W Jasper 21 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      All I urged of Mr. Trump was that he be

      " approachable, reliable, stable, thoughtful, moral, ethical, and can empathize with each potential voter who is open to being persuaded that you are the candidate who can win, unite, and solve the present and future problems the nation you want to lead will have to face for things to be better in the years ahead."

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      Demas W Jasper 21 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Sure stirred up the stew with this one. Can't the guy get serious and do his supporters that favor? Yes, we need change in DC. Not politically correct, but at least correct in what he says. Think first!

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      Yves 21 months ago

      Taze...As much as I think Trump behaves in a ridiculous manner, I most certainly do not think he has to humble himself to Hillary---the liar of all Liars (Next to Bill and Al Gore). But I don't think that Demas was suggesting he do so...

      Demas, is that correct?

    • Dont Taze Me Bro profile image

      Banned cause of pissants promisem and deantraylor 21 months ago from TWO OF THE MANY LYING LIB CRYBABIES OF HUB PAGES

      Why should Trump humble himself when he is running against this pathological liar, lie after lie after lie, no one can trust anything she says and you want to write that Trump should drop out? No matter what he says or how it is twisted by the corrupt media he looks like a saint compared to HRC.

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      Mark G Weller 21 months ago from Lake Charles, LA.

      I find this entire article so very wishful and misled. Trump is not going to withdraw, he has no reason to. His comments about Khan the soldier were factual. The Khan father is a Muslim and a paid troll for Clinton and her ilk. Khan wants this country to be under Sharia Law. That is not acceptable, nor will it ever happen.

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      FlourishAnyway 21 months ago from USA

      Donald is in a swan dive, self-induced and ungraceful. It's entertaining but awful to watch. He is a danger to the country.

    • Ericdierker profile image

      Eric Dierker 21 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      I am very surprised at your worry over Khan. He has stated that he believes that Sharia Law should be above the constitution. I also wonder that if my son dies in duty -- does that make me important? Just thoughts.

    • Perspycacious profile image

      Demas W Jasper 21 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Ericdierker - I went to look for your comment on "Dear Mr. Trump" but found that you had not commented. That expressed what I was looking for from Mr. Trump, even at that early stage of his campaign.

      I was happy to see him actually run as the "outsider" he is, but he has not (so far) lived up to my hopes and expectations of him along the lines of that open letter.

      The capstone of my disillusionment is his lack of respect for U. S. Army Captain Khan's heroism and Khan's parents' sacrifice, as well as how he is conducting his campaign with ad libs that may grab headlines (and thus free advertising) but for the wrong reasons.

      He could do better, but he doesn't, and apparently will not.

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      Eric Dierker 21 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      This whole idea of conforming to the norms is bothering me. You seem to be saying he is less acceptable because he does not act mainstream. "You must act like this to be presidential" Well from Nixon to Obama if that is presidential I am tired of presidential.

    • Perspycacious profile image

      Demas W Jasper 21 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      savvydating - A righteous king (my wife's grandfather) advised that we should "roll the tongue 10 times before you speak." Were he still alive he would see a need for Mr. Trump to do just that.

      Mr. Trump studied at Wharton in a field other than liberal arts. He had a head start most college graduates never get. There is every indication that he is a "spoiled kid" unaccustomed to the need for anything like "moderation in all things." While that is attractive to some, and the alternative voter choice is almost inconceivable, the flaws are dangerously uncontrolled, even exacerbated by the candidate himself.

      Mr. Trump may have leased the band wagon, but the band is getting stiffed.

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      Demas W Jasper 21 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Ericdierker - Senator Collins is not running for reelection and is well-respected nationally. She had the same hopes you and I, and millions of others have had that a more reasoned, more seasoned, more astute Mr. Trump would surface as campaigning and advisors knocked off the roughest edges and readied him for the presidency.

      Now there are 89 days left for that to happen and no sign of Mr. Trump easing into the role. Even if he is capable of forming a great team to guide a presidency, there is no sign he is starting to listen to advisors, or family, and every sign he is void of self-control.

      I wish it were not so.

      It now appears that the only thing worse than a Hillary presidency in 2017-2020 would be a Trump presidency at such a critical time in the world.

      Keep flexible, yes, but that includes keeping an open mind....and ears.

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      Yves 21 months ago

      I saw the Senator from Maine last night on PBS, which is my nightly station of choice most nights. She was right. About all of it. This has nothing to do with estsblishment issues. This has to do with Trump issues.

      He was voted in due to disaffected, angry voters, many of whom were Democrats, among other things...

      Anyway, I wondered for a hot minute if Trump got in the race to get Hillary elected, but surely even his "skills" do not include psychic abilities to foresee the future---a future in which Hillary is the winner. But let's face it, Trump is actually handing Clinton the election on a silver platter every single time he opens his mouth.

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      Eric Dierker 21 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Interesting. Sounds like another case of the establishment including mass media are really coming out against Trump. I think that makes sense so they can hold on to what power they have.

      As for me -- I ain't buying it. Of course entrenched power brokers do not want to lose their power - Duh. I have not decided yet as is my right until November. But for me the more the DC status quo power elites come out against Trump the more I trust him. I really could give a rat's tooty that the guys I have not trusted for years find offense at Trump's comments and try to denigrate him.

      Some folks you can trust,,, to always do what is in their own best interest.


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