On Tuesday Joe Biden announced the selection of Kamala Harris as his vice-presidential running mate. The choice was universally acclaimed by all those not affiliated with the Trump Cult or Fox News. For his part, Donald Trump – the KKK's favorite president – slandered Biden as a racist for choosing a Black woman to join his ticket. And he's trying on “phony” as his latest infantile nickname for Harris.
The stench of fear and desperation coming from the Trump camp is unmistakable. He is getting crushed by Biden in every national poll, as well as all of the crucial swing states. He has no substantive criticism of either Biden or Harris, so he resorts to elementary school taunts, shameless lies, and pitiful whining.
Naturally, the first place Trump went after getting the bad news about Harris was his safe place in the arms of coronavirus spreader, Sean Hannity at Fox News. He knows that Harris is unquestionably a strong, experienced woman with a sharp intellect and tongue. And there is nothing that scares Trump more. He also knew that Hannity would comfort him in his hour of need, and feed him potential attack lines for the days ahead as the Biden/Harris ticket rolls out.
In fact, that's exactly what Hannity did with his opening wet kiss to Trump on the subject of race (the video would not load on dKos, but you can see it here). Unfortunately, Trump is too unfocused and mentally infirm to concentrate on anything for more than ten seconds. Consequently, his response lurched manically into unrelated topics, ignoring the far more relevant subject matter that Hannity hoped he could corral Trump into. Trump's meandering reply touched on the few topics that his fractured mind is capable of retaining. Remember, these are responses to a question about race:
“Well, first of all, what you said about Russia, the New York Times is fake reporting. And the Washington Post likewise. I always try to figure out which is worse. And then you have CNN and, frankly, ABC, CBS, NBC. […] But you know the sad thing is you [Hannity} have so many incredibly talented writers, journalists, frankly, including yourself, cause I consider you really a journalist to the largest extent.”
“They got it [the Russia “hoax”] wrong and they got Pulitzer prizes. The Pulitzer Prize is worthless as far as I'm concerned.”
“Now it finds out that we caught Obama, Biden. That's why I didn't think that Susan Rice could get it because she's part of this whole illegal thing that happened.”
“Look at Hillary Clinton where she paid for the fake dossier.”
Huh? These are just a robotic recycling of Trump's Lamest Hits. He's on auto-play, rewinding through the nightmares that have lodged like neuro-parasites in his diseased brain, feasting on what's left of his frontal lobe. Even Hannity – who Trump considers a journalist – was utterly incapable of guiding Trump into a coherent cognitive dialogue.
The remainder of this “interview” weaved through a soggy morass of subject matter that had little to do with Biden or Harris. Trump shoveled nonsense about windmills lowering property values, rigged mail-in voting, and his paranoid obsession with Obama's “crimes” against him. However, he only managed to address the coronavirus pandemic for about thirty seconds at the close, and only to lie about nonexistent vaccines and therapies.
This is the current state of America's political leadership. It's resting in the tiny hands of a sociopathic narcissist who can't complete a thought, or stay on topic, even when guided by a bootlicking sycophant. It would be hysterical if there weren't already so many tragic consequences for so many suffering Americans.
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