For a while now, my position has been that it is not worth the time to focus on Donald Trump’s statements about policies. The man himself has said that his aim is to be unpredictable, and his own supporters talk about virtual walls and rhetorical deportations. That doesn’t mean that I take his words lightly. He is intent on spreading hate, fear and division. He just can’t be that bothered to talk about what he’d actually do as president. Oh sure, he makes policy statements. But as Andrew Sprung just uncovered, he has a habit of almost always walking them back. Here is an abbreviated example from a Google News search.
There are a lot of things that are going badly for Donald Trump’s candidacy right now. Most of them won’t get fixed by firing a campaign manager. Saying outrageous things to get media attention is how he made a name for himself in the entertainment world and won the Republican primary. That isn’t a bug; it’s a feature. Then comes the inevitable walk back. It’s time that got some media attention as well.