Star of David Tweet Is Just Scampaign 2016
I think people are starting to realize that Donald Trump’s long string of failed ventures, seedy get-rich-quick schemes and bankruptcies are an indication of his managerial competence. For a supposedly “genius” businessman, his nonstop campaign gaffes and total lack of campaign organization and fundraising infrastructure do not inspire confidence in his ability to manage the most important country in the world, let alone defeat the Clinton campaign.
Star Of David Tweet
Trump’s “Star of David” tweet is a byproduct of the scampaign he’s running. It’s not that he doesn’t have a graphic designer, nor that the person running Trump’s campaign isn’t smart enough to recognize the need to hire/utilize a graphic designer; it’s that Trump himself isn’t smart enough to know that he needs to have someone running his campaign who is smart enough to know that the campaign needs a graphic designer. The problem with Trump’s campaign is the candidate.
Trump’s campaign didn’t actively decide to use the Star of David because they hate Jews. It’s that his movement, such as it is, has such deep roots in the white nationalist movement that images such as this can get directly into his campaign’s output without his top-level staff having any idea where it’s coming from.
Even if we assume Trump’s explanations, that he loves his Jewish daughter and grandkids and therefore he is not an anti-Semite himself, are true, there can be no doubt that he has repeatedly over the space of a year (actually at least three years) decided to retweet the handiwork of anti-Semites and white Nationalists. Out of the many thousands of tweets people send him each day, it’s those which inexplicably continue to be chosen and showcased on his Twitter account. So if he’s not an anti-Semite or even if (as is more likely) he’s deliberately inciting anti-Semitism and exploiting anti-Semites to serve his ambitions as a feature-not-a-bug calculated strategy, then he is the most grossly derelict executive manager alive to keep “accidentally” doing the same thing, improbably, as many times as he has done.
None of this speaks well for the soundness of his judgment and his capacity to select “top people, the brightest people” to accomplish whichever contradictory policy he has erratically decided on any given day he wishes to accomplish if he gets elected. No matter which explanation is most accurate, none of what we’ve seen speaks well for the moral and mental fitness, nor executive skill set, of the man who the GOP is planning to tell us, preposterously, should be entrusted with the nuclear codes and serve as Commander-in-Chief.