Trump on Heidi Cruz Pic: “It Was a Mistake.” Does He Mean It?

Trump on Heidi Cruz Pic: “It Was a Mistake.” Does He Mean It?

Trump on Heidi Cruz Pic: “It Was a Mistake.” Does He Mean It?

Stop the presses! Donald Trump has finally admitted to. . . making an error in judgement!

In an interview with Maureen Dowd published in the New York Times on Saturday, the orange-hued mogul said of his decision to retweet an unflattering photo of Ted Cruz’s wife Heidi, “Yeah, it was a mistake. If I had to do it again, I wouldn’t have sent it.”

Trump says he’s sorry for this. Or is he?

Is the bloviating billionaire finally growing a conscience? Is he finally deciding to become more Presidential in his demeanor?

Or do you smell something fishy?


Like the fact that Trump is trailing Ted Cruz in yet another poll coming from Wisconsin on the cusp of its Tuesday primary. And that his negative polling among women has jumped to 75% in the wake of his controversial abortion statements on which he’s flipped and flopped. Or the battery charge made against his campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, for grabbing a female reporter. (Lewandowski’s role in the Trump campaign, interestingly, is now reported to be reduced.)

Perhaps Trump is finally getting smacked with a dose of reality about his nomination chances. Nate Silver at the poll analysis blog FiveThirtyEight reports that the likelihood of Trump winning the Republican nomination has dropped from 70% to 56%. Furthermore, there’s a 63% chance that the Republican convention will need multiple ballots in order to choose a candidate, and, in the words of Silver, “If Trump doesn’t win on the first ballot, he’s probably screwed.”

So maybe Donald is finally trying to be a Good Boy. Ulterior motives and all. But hold on, whenever Trump is in trouble, his ally Roger Stone can’t be far behind. And when Stone’s involved, you can bet that some nastiness will come down.

And yes indeed, Stone is promising “Days of Rage” if he senses that Trump is somehow denied the nomination in Cleveland. “Days of Rage” will be organized by something called “Trump Nation” and will include rallies, protests, and “street theater.”

And look whom he’s brought in for reinforcement — conspiracy nutcase radio host Alex Jones of Infowars.

Stone, of course, is being a good henchman for his Führer pal Donald Trump, who indicated that riots might occur if he does not get the nomination.

If the name “Days of Rage” sounds eerily familiar to history buffs and those of us of a particular age — especially those of us who grew up near Chicago — it refers to the year 1969, when anti-war protests were held in that city by the violent militant leftist group the Weather Underground. Leading the charge was one Bill Ayers.

Scene from Chicago “Days of Rage,” 1969.

So while Donald Trump might appear to be oh-so-contrite about the Heidi Cruz picture, you can bet he and his henchman Stone have tricks up their respective sleeves. As blogger streiff at Red State wrote:

He knows that a contested convention is going to provide more than ample opportunity for negative press coverage. By threatening riots, demonstrations, violence and the general assholery that the most virulent Trump supporters have shown capacity for, Stone is trying to stop the rush of delegates away from Trump on the second ballot.

It’s pretty much a sure bet that if Donald Trump is not the Republican nominee, his candidacy will not go easily into that Good Night. Led by the brownshirt Stone, Trump’s brain-dead zombie followers will wreak political mayhem in Cleveland. Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton will be cackling with glee.

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  • labman57 says:

    Moral of the story: Twits lacking impulse control or common sense about what they tweet should avoid using Twitter.

  • Jodi says:

    He didn’t apologize, or say it was wrong. He said it was a “mistake.” As in, I’m tanking in Wisconsin and bleeding women mistake. He was defending it again just yesterday morning. The only thing he’s sorry about is getting caught being Donald Trump.

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