I don’t know whether Donald Trump will cause WWIII or not, but I think it’s safe to conclude that he will probably be the death of irony. The lack of self-awareness of both him and the people he surrounds himself with is truly mind-boggling to witness. The latest example:
Kellyanne Conway, Mr. Trump’s campaign manager, said the election “wasn’t a squeaker.”
“The professional political left is attempting to foment a permanent opposition that is corrosive to our constitutional democracy and ignores what just happened in this election,” she said. Liberals cannot, she added, “wave magic pixie dust and make this go away.”
Jesus H. Christ, Baghdad Kellyanne, you work for a guy who spent five years claiming that Obama wasn’t even eligible to be president and said he would put his opponent in jail if she were elected, and for a party that was so obstructionist that they refused to vote for bills that they had themselves submitted the moment he supported them. If you were even the tiniest bit capable of shame, you’d be literally drowning in it by now.
As for whether Mr. Trump would now begin to offer a hand of friendship to his critics, Ms. Conway noted that he had met with multiple Democrats and spoken with President Obama “several times.” “He said, ‘I’ll be president of all people,’ but the left is trying to delegitimize his election,” she said. “They’re trying to deny him what he just earned. So why is the burden always on him?”
I love how she gives him credit for saying “I’ll be president of all people,” as if this were anything but a bit of perfunctory pablum that means absolutely nothing. “He said hello, so he’s the very model of civic virtue.” Seriously, this kind of stupidity should be carcinogenic.