Trump’s Total Disconnection From Reality

To borrow a line from an old movie, Donald Trump’s mouth is writing checks his ass can’t cash. In an interview with NBC, he actually said that if he wins the Republican nomination, he would win the Latino vote in the general election. This is about as likely as me winning the Boston Marathon.

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Donald Trump said Wednesday that he believes he will win the Latino vote, slamming Hillary Clinton for promoting what he called an immigration policy that would “let everybody come in… killers, criminals, drug dealers.”

“I have a great relationship with the Mexican people. I have many people working for me – look at the job in Washington – I have many legal immigrants working with me. And many of them come from Mexico. They love me, I love them,” the 2016 GOP contender said in an interview with NBC News. “And I’ll tell you something, if I get the nomination, I’ll win the Latino vote.”

Trump said that “there’s nothing to apologize for” in relation to his controversial comments about Mexico, arguing that he’ll win the support of Latinos because of his record creating jobs.

“Hillary Clinton is not going to be able to create jobs, I will tell you right now,” he said. “Neither is Jeb Bush going to be able to create jobs. I will create jobs and the Latinos will have jobs that they don’t have right now. And I will win that vote.”

Can he actually believe that? I think he actually can. This is what happens when you surround yourself with nothing but yes men, people who grovel at your feet and tell you that everything you say or do is brilliant. You become so disconnected from reality that you live in a fantasy world inside your head that has no relationship at all to the real world the rest of us live in.

No Republican presidential candidate has ever won the Latino vote. Ever. The best showing ever was George W. Bush, who got 44%. In 2008, it was 31%. In 2012, it was 27%. And that includes the Cuban vote from South Florida, which has historically skewed heavily Republican. And that trend certainly isn’t going to be changed by a guy who has done nothing but insult Latinos, beginning about 5 minutes after he announced his candidacy.

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  • eric

    Well, I’ll give him this; his corporation(s) have probably created lots of sub-poverty jobs for underage kids in Mexico.

  • colnago80

    And then there’s Jeb Bush who says that American workers should work more hours. The 1% get more arrogant every day.

    http://goo.gl/XZbbsM

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    Trump will win the Latino vote. It’s the Mexicans he’d going to have trouble winning over, which isn’t even an issue as The Illegals can’t even vote. And why would he want rapists on his side, anyway?

     

    #trumparpaio2016 #imnotaracistbut

  • scienceavenger

    “I have a great relationship with the Mexican people. I have many people working for me

    Didn’t he say the same thing about blacks? It seems The Donald’s only perspective on relationships with other people is them being his emplyees.

  • http://artk.typepad.com ArtK

    As I commented elsewhere, I’m surprised that he hasn’t tried to fly or walk on water yet. He’s totally impervious to reality.

  • marcus

    Ed “…Donald Trump’s mouth is writing checks his ass can’t cash.”

    Or like a piss-ant floating down the Mississippi on a piece of driftwood beating his meat and yelling, “Raise the drawbridge! Raise the drawbridge!”

    (Brought to you by my Southern heritage.)

  • Mr Ed

    He is Mr. Burns from the Simpsons without the charm

  • discountdeity

    “I have a great relationship with the Mexican people. I have many people working for me – look at the job in Washington – I have many legal immigrants working with me. And many of them come from Mexico. They love me, I love them,” the 2016 GOP contender said in an interview with NBC News.

    “I’m not racist, some of my best frien–er, employees are Latino.”

  • robertfaber

    The same thing happened to George Lucas. He got so mad that he took his droids and went home (or rather, sold them to Disney).

  • http://www.pandasthumb.org Area Man

    Trump said that “there’s nothing to apologize for” in relation to his controversial comments about Mexico, arguing that he’ll win the support of Latinos because of his record creating jobs. […]

    I will create jobs and the Latinos will have jobs that they don’t have right now. And I will win that vote.

    What’s he planning to do, give each one their own reality TV series?

  • http://motherwell.livejournal.com/ Raging Bee

    As I commented elsewhere, I’m surprised that he hasn’t tried to fly or walk on water yet. He’s totally impervious to reality.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if he had a well-paid special-effects team working on it. Don’t be surprised if we see him performing miracles in his next campaign ad.

    And no, I’m not kidding. Trump really does seem like the kind of person who would use all the technology at his disposal to make himself look like a God, and pay just about anyone to testify to his miraculous powers. He did pay people to cheer his announcement speech, so this isn’t far from what he’s already done.

  • scienceavenger

    Trumps not the only one disconnected from reality. The GOP bloggers are defending him and his remarks. Here’s a typical example:

    http://townhall.com/columnists/michaelreagan/2015/07/09/making-sense-n2023352

    Apparently everything he said was true, and its only the biased PC media that is causing the problem by distorting his words.

  • eric

    He is Mr. Burns from the Simpsons without the charm

    See my ‘piece, see my ‘piece

    Made from real chinchilla fleece.

    Feel my toupee, it used to neigh

    Now it makes the ladies sway

    Feel my rug! It makes me smug

    Even though it was a pug

    You may think that its a weave

    But its made from authentic Canadian beave…

  • caseloweraz

    Trump: “I have a great relationship with the Mexican people. I have many people working for me – look at the job in Washington – I have many legal immigrants working with me.”

    He’s probably got binders full of them…

  • teele

    I’ve got a theory about Donald Trump. Donnie owes a lot of people, and he will be needing favors he can call in in the future, so I truly think he’s purposely playing the part of the buffoon in this stage of the silly season, cementing GOP loyalty from the hoi polloi that thinks gold bathroom faucets and big sparkly accessories are signs of success and wealth. These are the folks that are delirious with joy watching a celebrity publicly say the garbage they pass around to each other in the endless e-mail circle jerk. Even they know, in their heart of hearts, that their party is not about to run this moron for President, but it makes them happy for now, and they will gladly go ahead and vote for another Bush when he gets the nomination. I think Bush is hoping that with Donnie getting the Mexican American voters upset, Bush will look like a viable candidate to many Latino voters. However, he’d better start calling Trump an idiot pretty soon, or the GOP will lose those voters again.

  • sigurd jorsalfar

    I will create jobs and the Latinos will have jobs that they don’t have right now.

    well sure. Latinos in Mexico will have shitty jobs sewing together his crappy clothing line.

  • coffeehound

    I will create jobs and the Latinos will have jobs that they don’t have right now. And I will win that vote

    I could almost wish for him to win the primary, if only to see Latinos hand him his ass in the general.

  • http://drx.typepad.com Dr X
  • http://www.pandasthumb.org Area Man

    I’ve got a theory about Donald Trump…

    I’ve got one too. Trump is a narcissistic douchenozzle who is running a vanity campaign (last I heard, he hasn’t even put in the paperwork) to further his entire reason for being, which is media attention. His inflammatory comments and general ass-clownery are doing damage to the Republicans, but they can’t denounce him because he’s saying things that their shitty base actually believes, and it’s causing him to move up in the polls. Meanwhile, Hillary is laughing all the way to the White House.

  • http://drx.typepad.com Dr X

    Trump is a narcissistic douchenozzle

    But he’s the best douchenozzle. There isn’t a better douchnozzle anywhere. Everyone absolutely loves his nozzle. Jeb’s nozzle leaks. And Hillary’s nozzle is absolute lousy. Nobody has a worse nozzle than Hillary. She should be embarrassed to show such a terrible, terrible nozzle.

  • StevoR

    @9. robertfaber : “The same thing happened to George Lucas. He got so mad that he took his droids and went home (or rather, sold them to Disney).”

    Wait, what? George Lucas ran for US President? Then lost the nomination because he said rude and horribly inaccurate things about Latino people and lost their votes? News to me.

    (I’ll grant you Lucas has some troubling issues with stereotyping “alien” people in Star Wars and all but.)

  • rietpluim

    @Area Man #19

    last I heard, he hasn’t even put in the paperwork

    Boy, will he be pissed off when he enters the voting booth and cannot find his name on the ticket. He announced his candidature on TV, why did nobody put his name on the ticket?

  • Michael Heath

    Trump filed within days of announcing his candidacy: http://goo.gl/TdW0uj. Sheesh; let’s criticize him on the facts.

  • rietpluim

    Donald J. Trump for President, Inc

    Sounds like a Dead Kennedys album.

  • John Hinkle

    I will create jobs…

    And he’ll do it by giving himself tax cuts!

  • djk1

    Believe me, I know from my Facebook feed that my right-wing relatives and high-school classmates are fervently defending Trump, especially his stuff about Mexicans. It’s playing very well with the Republican base.

  • lorn

    Of course Donald Trump is totally disconnected from reality. Multi-billionaires unwilling to see the monster in the mirror, and do something about it have to live in their own reality. There is so much distance between their experience and normal human beings that if it all came home to roost the choices remaining would be either to dedicate their life and fortune to charity and making things better, or suicide. Donald, allergic to shame and unable to see himself as anything other than a hero, isn’t going to have any of that charity nonsense. So he has to live in a bubble where his personal reality and the wider reality never meet.

    “Hillary Clinton is not going to be able to create jobs, I will tell you right now,” he said. “Neither is Jeb Bush going to be able to create jobs. I will create jobs and the Latinos will have jobs that they don’t have right now. ”

    Am I the only one, or does that sound suspiciously like a threat? It is almost like he is telling Jeb and Hillary that the multi-billionaire class won’t let them ‘create jobs’ until they get their way. The message reads loud and clear as: We will hold the economy hostage and block progress until you do things our way.