The recent flap over Donald Trump’s remarks about FOX News personality Megyn Kelly and his subsequent “disinvitation” by host and conservative columnist Eric Erickson at the Red State conference spoke volumes about the obvious attempt by FOX News and the other envious Republican candidates to thwart Trump’s popularity in the polls by any means possible.
First of all, with his disinvitation, Erickson obviously ignored Trump’s First Amendment Right to speak his mind. Yes, “The Donald” often puts his foot in his mouth, but who hasn’t? Erickson’s underhanded tactic was to embarrass Trump with his disinvitation, but it spoke volumes that if a candidate like Trump doesn’t parrot the RNC’s party line, it’s willing to forgo his constitutional right to freedom of speech.
Secondly, for FOX News to suggest Trump is sexist by hosting the Miss Universe contest, making snide remarks about his female detractors, or his rebuttal to Megyn Kelly’s obvious personal attack on him is, in effect, the pot calling the kettle black.
Indeed, if Kelly wasn’t a gorgeous blonde with great legs, she would not have a job at FOX News or been a moderator at the debate. Anyone who watches FOX realizes its main tactic is, “sex sells,” even reporting the mundane news, with its lineup of pretty women dressed in short skirts whose only skill as so-called journalists is to read the teleprompter to spew what Roger Ailes, FOX’s general manager, tells them to say.
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Certainly Trump has issues to correct if he wants a viable chance to win, but the reason he resonates with the public is because many voters are tired of the usual career politicians who bring no leadership expertise or business acumen to the office.
Instead, career politicians have the political savvy to poll voters to learn their concerns, craft stump speeches to garner their votes, and once elected, these career politicians do as the special interests pay them to do. Certainly Trump doesn’t have the career politician’s dilemma since he can finance his own campaign.
Moreover, think of the last president who brought proven leadership to the White House beforehand and not just a bagful of slogans. You have to go back to Gen. Dwight Eisenhower, the Supreme Allied Commander during World War II, to find a proven leader who became president.
This is one asset Trump brings to the table -- his proven record as a business leader unlike other candidates who bring only politically correct rhetoric with their silver tongues to stir the voters. Trump brings an expertise government needs -- business acumen -- unlike all the other candidates, including the Democrats.
Perhaps this is why FOX News, Eric Erickson and the RNC are scared of Trump because as a leader, “The Donald” out-trumps them all.
J.C. Smith is a resident of Warner Robins.