September 22, 2016
David Cole: ‘The true believers have made Trump the Jodie Foster to their John Hinckley’
David Cole writes:
“He gets us, man. And all we need to do is prove that we’re worthy of his love, and a mutually fulfilling relationship will result!” They see Trump as a man who shares their vision, whereas I see Trump as a man with no vision—an opportunist, a self-promoter, a braggart, a Schwarzenegger.
Revisiting that 2011 birther forum, I was struck by how Trump had pulled the same shtick he’s pulling now. He got people to read way more into his foray into the Obama citizenship issue than was warranted. Let’s look at just a few of the comments from that symposium. And as we do, let’s not forget this one little fact: Trump, by his own admission last week, had nothing on Obama, no secret evidence of his foreign birth, no presidency-ending proof of his illegality as president.
As I’ve been saying since he announced:
When it comes to Trump analogies, “Hitler” isn’t the Austrian we need to worry about.