Does Donald Trump know how to stay in the headlines or what? Fresh after his feud with the Gold Star family of fallen U.S. soldier, Capt. Humayun Khan, Trump goes and calls his opponent “the Devil.” On Monday, during a rally in the all-important state of Pennsylvania, Trump stated that Hillary Clinton was “the devil.”
In a move to possibly appeal to disenchanted Bernie Sanders supporters, the GOP presidential candidate said that the Vermont Senator “made a deal with the devil.” Trump continued, “She’s the devil. He made a deal with the devil.” Trump added, “Once he made that deal, and believe me he has buyers remorse. This guy has buyers remorse. He looked at that and he was so angry when they were talking about him, and his people are angry at him, and they should be.”
To Trump’s credit, Bernie Sanders did appear as though he had severe “buyer’s remorse” when Hillary made her speech at the Democratic National Convention and she thanked the Senator from Vermont.
What if Trump is on to something? What if the Donald is attempting to tap into the paramount disciples who believe that Hillary Clinton is the Devil?
Public Policy Polling, which is a legitimate research service, surveyed 1,276 likely voters on July 29th and 30th, and asked them “Do you think Hillary Clinton has ties to Lucifer?” To which 33 percent of Trump supporters and 35 percent of voters who have not committed to a presidential candidate as of yet responded that “Yes, Hillary Clinton does have ties to Lucifer.”
(The margin of error is +/-2.7 percent)
Maybe Trump is going after that 35 percent who believe that Hillary is working with Satan.
Maybe Hillary is actually planning an axis of evil with Beelzebub.
Or maybe Trump has this cockamamie belief after this interaction that he had with his mom in 1955.
This whole hypothesis that Hillary Clinton has ties to the Antichrist first started last month when Dr. Ben Carson, the former Republican presidential candidate who now has a spot on Trump’s administration, connected the former secretary of state to Lucifer.
Hot take by the retired neurosurgeon.
On the plus side, Hillary’s vice president, Tim Kaine, has sweet new walkout music for the rest of the campaign.
Trump also believes that the election might be “rigged.” At another rally in Columbus, Ohio, Trump stated that the general election may be unfair, but did not cite any sources.
“And Bernie, poor Bernie, he looked so upset. You know what? He made a mistake, he shouldn’t have made a deal. Sometimes– he lost, he lost. First of all, it was rigged. And I’m afraid that the election is going to be rigged. I have to be honest.”
Later that day, Trump was interviewed by Sean Hannity on Fox News and reaffirmed his unsubstantiated claim.
Well, I’ve been — I’ve been hearing about it for a long time. And I know last time, there were — you had precincts where there were practically nobody voting for the Republican. And I think that’s wrong. I think that was unfair frankly, than Mitt Romney. You had areas where a lot of people were curious, how is that possible?
And I’ve been hearing about it for a long time. And I just hope that there’s really — I hope the Republicans get out there and watch very closely because I think we are going to win this election, but if it’s rigged, like anything else, look, it was rigged, I thought, a little bit for me, and we won in landslides. I think it was rigged against Bernie Sanders with this super delegates nonsense…
And I’m telling you, November 8th, we’d better be careful because that election is going to be rigged. And I hope the Republicans are watching closely or it’s going to be taken away from us.
The Wikileaks emails hacked from the Democratic National Committee did show a bias and a concerted effort to stifle the Sanders campaign and prop up Clinton during the primaries.
This is still some pretty bold accusations from a man who eats fried chicken with a knife and fork.
Of course, Donald J. Trump is not afraid to speak his mind, and sometimes he says some very, very outlandish things.