An Editorial -- Joseph W. McQuaid: Con man Trump
Donald Trump isn’t right about much, but he is right about this: Nothing he says or does will bother his most committed followers. But if they thought about it, they might realize that Trump is insulting them just as he insults everyone else.
“Look at these yokels,” Trump is laughing. “They are so stupid, they will believe anything I tell them.”
Funny thing about these folks. They say they like Trump because he is a “straight-talker,” but he is not. Just one example, Trump praised Sen. Ted Cruz as a great man. Until Cruz caught him in the Iowa polls. Suddenly, Cruz is a no-good, nasty, lying jerk who must be taken out.
People turning to Trump hoping he will be the anti-politician they seek should look closer. Trump is as slick and oily a pol as any we have seen. But when he doesn’t get his way, as with tonight’s TV debate, he reveals the real Trump.
He is a schoolyard, rich-kid bully who thinks he can push around networks, newspapers, and opponents while conning voters at the same time. We have seen that con before and we don’t think New Hampshire voters are going to fall for it.