The Clinton campaign has weighed in on Donald Trump’s speech in Gettysburg today. Hillary for America released a statement saying,
“Today, in what was billed as a major closing argument speech, Trump’s major new policy was to promise political and legal retribution against the women who have accused him of groping them. Like Trump’s campaign, this speech gave us a troubling view as to what a Trump State of the Union would sound like—rambling, unfocused, full of conspiracy theories and attacks on the media, and lacking in any real answers for American families.”
Rambling, unfocused, and full of conspiracy theories – all much like Trump’s campaign so far. So more of the same really. And not what America needs from the White House.
As the Wall Street Journal’s Michael Bender remarked in a tweet, “Lincoln’s Gettysburg address was 2 mins about principles of equality. Trump’s version spent about the same time threatening female accusers.”
HFA was kind to call it “legal retribution,” because it’s really nothing more than revenge.
As Richard Branson has said, Trump has a bizarre obsession with revenge, and he demonstrated that again today in Gettysburg, promising to get even with women who said he did things he had already bragged about doing – on tape.
The mainstream media has already weighed in on Trump’s speech, and Trump proved he is no Lincoln, who said in his Second Inaugural Address, “With malice toward none, with charity for all.” For Trump, it is “with malice toward all, with charity for none.”
Trump’s closing argument speech was a closing argument after all, but not the closing argument any less self-obsessed and vengeful candidate would have made. The Clinton campaign is right. There were no answers there for American families, only for Trump himself.
Hrafnkell Haraldsson, a social liberal with leanings toward centrist politics has degrees in history and philosophy. His interests include, besides history and philosophy, human rights issues, freedom of choice, religion, and the precarious dichotomy of freedom of speech and intolerance. He brings a slightly different perspective to his writing, being that he is neither a follower of an Abrahamic faith nor an atheist but a polytheist, a modern-day Heathen who follows the customs and traditions of his Norse ancestors. He maintains his own blog, A Heathen’s Day, which deals with Heathen and Pagan matters, and Mos Maiorum Foundation www.mosmaiorum.org, dedicated to ethnic religion. He has also contributed to NewsJunkiePost, GodsOwnParty and Pagan+Politics.