If you have ever wondered what it would look like if a washed up former VP candidate with the diction of schizophrenic meth head interviewed a delusional billionaire who has invented his own reality, you got wish when Sarah Palin interviewed Donald Trump.
Video of the Trump/Palin interview:
Since I know that most of you won’t be able to make it through, or even watch the video, here are the five things you need to know about the Palin/Trump interview:
1). Time Of Palin’s First Gaffe – Palin made it 42 seconds into the interview (the intro to the interview was 35 seconds long) before she screwed something up. At the 1:17 mark of the video Palin quotes James Carville’s famous line, it’s the economy stupid and turns it into “it’s the economy silly.” This might not have been so bad if Carville himself hadn’t been on her show the night before.
2). President Obama Is Lying About The Economy – Donald Trump claimed that 93 million people in the US are unemployed. This absurd number has been cooked up by conservative media who like to claim that real unemployed is 42%, not 12%. Palin said, “I don’t think we are getting the truth out of the White House, so thanks for setting that straight.” Trump replied, “No, the White House is not truthful.”
According to Palin and Trump Obama is lying and cooking the books. All of those jobs that people are getting, the rising consumer spending, and the obvious economic growth that is all around us is not real. The country is mired in a Great Depression level crisis according to Trump and Palin.
3). Obama Is “Punching The Military In The Nose” – All of the initiatives that President Obama has undertaken to help veterans get jobs and improve benefits are an illusion. Sarah Palin described how much veterans love Trump as, “The respect that they have for a truth talker as opposed to just getting punched in the nose for the last seven years.” Trump loves the military so much that he used his daddy’s money to repeatedly get out of serving in Vietnam.
4). The Most Respected Latino Journalist In The US Is A “Radical Activist” – In a deeply bigoted exchange, Palin and Trump attacked the most influential Spanish-speaking journalist in the country. Univision’s Jorge Ramos is a respected journalist who hosts the highest rated Spanish language news program in the United States, but Trump and Palin referred to him as a “radical activist.” Palin said that Trump schooled that radical activist, “It was the right thing to do because I don’t think he’ll be pulling that one again.” In the world of Palin and Trump, Latinos who don’t want to be discriminated against are radical activists.
5). Being Asked About Your Favorite Bible Verse Is A Gotcha Question – Palin said, “So you get hit with these gotchas like most conservatives do. For instance, they asking what’s your favorite Bible verse?” Yes, asking a candidate who claims that the Bible is his favorite book about his favorite Bible verse is such a gotcha question.
The interview itself was a trainwreck that was more a Saturday Night Live sketch than anything resembling public discourse. However, what is in the video above isn’t a joke. This is the real face of the Republican Party.
Republicans deny facts and reality. They hate the President with a passion and will slur and disrespect him at every opportunity. The Republican stance on immigration is being fueled by bigotry, and with the exception of Fox News the media is out to get them.
Palin and Trump are an idiot dream team that highlights all of the reasons why Republicans will lose in 2016. They are the ugly underbelly of the Republican Party, and this interview represents everything that voters will reject next year.