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