Destroying Donald Trump

I’m no fan of Donald Trump.

Just putting that up there nice and clear before the hate mail starts coming in. “Don’t @ me”. Save your pixels; save your bandwidth.

I’m no fan of Hillary Clinton either, mind. I think she’s a dreadful woman and a terrible excuse for a politician; one who has just got very lucky in who she’s been put up against in this ridiculously binary race for (one of) the most powerful positions on the planet. Hobson’s choice. Take Trump out of the equation and compare HRC with anyone else out there, and you’ll see what I mean.

Except it seems that you can’t take Donald Trump out of the equation. He’s undestroyable. So many have tried – look:

Some yellow cartoon people:
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Evening TV show host “Jon” Oliver:
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Evening TV show host Stephen Colbert:
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Er… Evening TV show host Bill Maher:
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Evening TV show host Seth Myers:fullscreen-capture-2016-10-17-092350-am-bmp

Actual Evening TV show Last Week Tonight:
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A rapper:fullscreen-capture-2016-10-17-092450-am-bmp

An old actor:fullscreen-capture-2016-10-17-092618-am-bmp

A Scottish author of kids books:fullscreen-capture-2016-10-17-092638-am-bmp

Drone-bomber in chief and current President of the USA, AND “a Nicaraguan-born American Republican strategist and political commentator for various news outlets” – bilingually nogal!:fullscreen-capture-2016-10-17-092658-am-bmp

An American actress, author, poet, and film director:fullscreen-capture-2016-10-17-092812-am-bmp

Hillary’s husband, briefly:fullscreen-capture-2016-10-17-092829-am-bmp

Barack’s wife, emotionally:fullscreen-capture-2016-10-17-100311-am-bmpAn entire social media platform:fullscreen-capture-2016-10-17-100349-am-bmpAnother rapper:fullscreen-capture-2016-10-17-100415-am-bmpAnother evening TV show host (after analyzing and explaining):fullscreen-capture-2016-10-17-100433-am-bmpAuthor, philosopher, and neuroscientist Sam Harris:fullscreen-capture-2016-10-17-100451-am-bmpAnd a previous reality show “star”:fullscreen-capture-2016-10-17-100509-am-bmp

I could go on, but I think you get the idea. This outpouring of enthusiastic (yet apparently utterly futile) attempted destruction by showbiz stars and other public figures is interesting and – depending on your political and/or moral standpoint, I guess – very worthy, but perhaps tells us more about the hyperbole of modern media than anything else.

Because even though Donald Trump has been “destroyed” countless times (and not least by his own big mouth and seemingly unending stream of stupid comments), he’s still just three or four points behind Clinton at this point.

Let’s face it – look at his completely unprepared, slipshod campaign, lurching from one disaster to the next and you’ll see that there’s no-one more surprised than Donald Trump that he’s actually got this far.

And, as we’ve mentioned above, given that Clinton is an utterly horrendous proposition and the American public are a bit daft, you’d be wise not to write off Donald just yet. Because if he’s still going after this guy had a go:

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…then you know that he’s still got every chance of winning next month’s election.

[Deity] help us all.