We’ve got another basket of deplorables for your consideration this week. You probably won’t be shocked to learn that all nominated quotes but one are either about or by Donald Trump. Check them our after the jump and cast your vote!
And the nominees are:
Mike Pence, responding to whether it’s appropriate for the Trump campaign to have Stephen Bannon and Roger Ailes as advisors, given their disturbing record with women:
"I trust Donald Trump’s judgment to assemble around this team a group that’s going to help us move forward and be successful and win."
Donald Trump, after insisting he can’t release his tax returns because he’s being audited:
"Let [Hillary Clinton] release her emails and I’ll return my tax returns immediately."
Donald Trump, on whether his birtherism has hurt him with African Americans:
"I guess with, maybe, some, I don’t know why. I really don’t know why. You’re the first one who brought that up in a while. I don’t think so. Look, I went to Detroit, we had - it was like a love-fest. We had just a great, great time."
Pastor Robert Jeffress attacking Christians who feel it would be immoral to vote for Donald Trump:
"I am getting sick and tired of these namby-pamby, panty-waisted weak-kneed Christians who say they’re gonna stay at home in November out of moral principle."
Ainsley Earhardt using the 9/11 anniversary to proselytize:
"We should all be in church today praying for this country."
You simply cannot have a President with conflicting interests, no matter how hard they are to disentangle. He has said the children will run his affairs until his (doubtlessly glorious) time in the White House is done, but that would not wash with the Senate or the Judiciary. Even if he GAVE all his properties, companies and assets over to his children, that would still be regarded as wholly unacceptable to regulators concerned about his ability to influence Government policy and actions in their favour.
The Cheney/No-Bid Halliburton situation was abhorrent. Imagine how much more diabolical it would be under the tiny thumb of Trump.