The New York Times has obtained a list of scripted answers to pre-arranged questions Trump will get when he sits down for an interview with Bishop Wayne T. Jackson of Detroit’s Great Faith Ministries International. The interview will cover everything from Trump’s (cough) relationship with God to the perception among blacks that the Republican party is inherently racist.
On the racism issues, Trump’s answers, presumably prepared by him and his staff, show an ignorance we never thought possible, considering he’ll be speaking to a black pastor about those issues. For example, when asked about his vision for race relations, he’s expected to say:
If we are to make America great again, we must reduce, rather than highlight, issues of race in this country. I want to make race disappear as a factor in government and governance.
In other words, stop talking about this non-existent issue, a mantra of the new-age Republican party. If you pretend racism ended in 1968, it will no longer be an issue. With that answer, Trump will show that he will end affirmative action and take legalized discrimination to a whole new level of Pencedom. In keeping with the GOP tradition of “ignore it, maybe it will go away,” Trump will show just how ignorant he truly is.
When asked if his campaign is racist, he’s been advised not to repeat the word. Obviously, the only term that doesn’t qualify for such treatment on the right is “radical Islam.” Trump will instead respond:
The proof, as they say, will be in the pudding. Coming into a community is meaningless unless we offer an alternative to the horrible progressive agenda that has perpetuated a permanent underclass in America.
You have to love how they hold firm to their rhetoric. The “permanent underclass” was created by regressives and the socioeconomic isolation of inner cities since the abolition of slavery. But no, it’s all because of “Obamaphones,” a Reagan/Bush program and “perpetual welfare,” which was ended by Democratic President Bill Clinton. What Trump is essentially saying is exactly what we’ve always known will happen to inner city communities under Republican rule: They’ll be abandoned to fend for themselves. They’ll lose funding for schools so teachers can be replaced with police greenlighted with Rudy Giuliani’s “incarcerate as many young black men as possible” plan of fighting crime.
Then there’s typical Trump rhetoric:
If you want a strong partner in this journey, you will vote for me. I will never let you down…By the way, my support is now up to 8 percent and climbing.
8 percent! Awesome! Unfortunately he’s the only one who’s seen that magical poll, but since he’s so honest we’ll just take his word for it. We have to. He will never let us down.
Then there’s the big question. How are things between you and the big guy upstairs, Donald? His answer will be…scripted, which is just hilarious:
As I went through my life, things got busy with business, but my family kept me grounded to the truth and the word of God…I treasure my relationship with my family, and through them, I have a strong faith enriched by an ever-wonderful God.
All you can really say to that is…ummm…what an absolute crock of doody. This is the guy who claimed to be from a church that didn’t consider him a member because of how long it had been since he had graced them with his presence. His entire life is about greed. He screws the working class out of paychecks by not paying his bills when his jobs are complete. He fantasizes about his own daughter. Trump’s relationship with God can be easily summed up: He doesn’t have one.
The interview is scheduled to air several days after it happens. Seeing if he was dumb enough to stick to this ridiculous script will be quite a hoot.