The RNC Asked Trump to be Less of an Ass. He Declined.

Buried in this NBC News report on Trump's unhinged response to the shooting in Orlando is an amusing nugget about Trump's coordination with the RNC, or a lack thereof.

The RNC reportedly asked Trump to simply pay his respects and shut up after the shooting.

A source who works closely with the Trump campaign, granted anonymity in order to speak freely to NBC News, said after Sunday's attack that the party had asked the candidate to offer condolences and then to stay silent. Trump clearly chose a different approach.

Dan Senor, a Republican strategist who served in the George W. Bush administration, told CNBC's John Harwood in an e-mail that Trump's comments on Obama "should be [a] serious concern" to officials tasked with providing classified briefings to Trump.

As you know, Trump not only didn't shut up, he actually congratulated himself for the shooting.

Trump claimed credit for the attack even before any terrorist organization did.

Trump also went on to imply that President Obama is in cahoots with terrorists and, just a few minutes before writing this post, Trump called for banning all Muslims, all immigrants, and all refugees.

There will be no pivot to the center for Donald Trump. He isn't going to change. Fascism will be on the ballot in November.

  • Draxiar

    Just as a hypothetical, I’d like to see what that meeting of transition of power from one president to another would look like if Drumpf actually did win and President Obama and Drumpf had to sit down and talk shop.

  • Ken Kohl

    I say this as someone in his mid-60’s with 3 types of cancer (2 skin, 1 lymphoma); fuck Trump, his supporters and the horses they rode in on.

    • Victor the Crab

      I wish you well, health wise.

      • Ken Kohl

        Thanks, VtC. I’d hoped to get across that with ‘stuff’ going on in my life, I have little patience with a fraudulent poseur and his acolytes. Too much is at stake here. 🙂

  • muselet

    If the RNC actually hoped (the story’s been updated to change “asked” to “hoped”) Donald Trump would not take advantage of an opportunity to thump his chest, then the RNC is staffed by people who haven’t been paying attention for the past, well, however many years the pumpkin-hued narcissist has been thrusting himself into the public eye.

    There was never any chance Combover Caligula would do the decent thing: acknowledge the dead and the wounded, and try to provide comfort to the families of the victims. He’s simply incapable of empathy.

    In the good universe, we wouldn’t be having this discussion, because there the RNC wouldn’t have allowed—even helped and encouraged—the GOP to go mad over the past several decades.

    In this universe, we’re faced with the prospect of five months of boorish and unhinged pronouncements from the short-fingered vulgarian, while senior Rs clutch their pearls and take to their fainting couches, as if Donald Trump weren’t their bastard offspring.

    The Party of Personal Responsibility, ladies and gentlemen.


  • This man will never listen to his advisers and he is incapable of keeping his mouth shut when he thinks his ego can be stroked. He has no business being dog catcher much less President. God (or whoever you pray to) help America.

  • Badgerite

    Actually, the Doofus would have to work really hard just to reach the level of ass. Right at the moment, and probably for good, the man is just seriously unhinged.

  • Aynwrong

    Trump’s speech today was the most terrifying thing I’ve ever heard in American politics. Pure race baiting and fear mongering. The speech was peppered with words and phrases like “them, they, these people, those people”. He is now trying to use terrorism as a wedge issue between Hillary Clinton and the LBGTQ community. Which is laughably ridiculous.

    The GOP has nominated Adam Suttler for the White House:

    • Karen Marie

      And to restate the obvious — it’s laughable that LGBTQ people would forget that Republicans have been particularly virulent in their desire to criminalize them for the past 30 years.