I can’t really find anything to admire about Donald Trump (except, perhaps, how he keeps his hair on), but it does bother me that many Democrats and organs like the HuffPo are obsessed with finding fault in his every statement. It’s an obsession, and an unhealthy one, for it’s turning our political system into a mutual hate-fest. And here’s one from HuffPo (click on the screenshot to go to the post). It’s followed by a quote from Trump:
“Our airports are like from a Third World country,” Trump ranted. “You land at LaGuardia, you land at Kennedy, you land at LAX, you land at Newark, and you come in from Dubai and Qatar and you see these incredible ― you come in from China, you see these incredible airports, and you land ― we’ve become a Third World country.”
Now it is true that many U.S. airports (and I’m thinking of LaGuardia and Logan) are unpleasant, crowded, and don’t even have decent noms; other countries, like the Netherlands and Germany, do much better. So some U.S. airports do bespeak a third-world atmosphere. As far as our becoming a Third World country, well, that’s true hyperbole, and yet in many ways: child mortality, lack of public medical care, income inequality and so on, we are. But HuffPo, instead of trying to turn Trump into a Satan by attacking his every word, might concentrate more on stuff related to the campaign, particularly his stands (or, rather, non-stands) on the issues.
And I’ve discovered that HuffPo now puts this at the end of every article about Donald Trump. I guess it can’t allow readers to think for themselves: