Trump takes the low road
Trump takes the low road
The race for the GOP nomination is Trump vs Cruz. Ted vs Donald. After a Super PAC (will explain how this is relevant later) creates an ad highlighting the well-known fact that Mrs. Trump posed in the nude, Donald decided to attack Heidi Cruz? In classic Trump style he did not actually research who made the ad (it was made by a PAC for an audience of LDS women) but he threw a Trumpertantrum and threatened Heidi Cruz with “exposure.” What was that issue you may ask?
Lyin’ Ted Cruz just used a picture of Melania from a G.Q. shoot in his ad. Be careful, Lyin’ Ted, or I will spill the beans on your wife!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 23, 2016
So what are the beans Trump is threatening to spill? Heidi Cruz had an episode of depression back in 2005. After leaving DC for Texas with a vast cultural difference regarding the role of women and professional women in particular. And that kind of a move is anything but pleasant in the best circumstances. Buzzfeed described some of the things that led to a bad night in August 2005 here:
“About a decade ago, when Mrs. Cruz returned from D.C. to Texas and faced a significant professional transition, she experienced a brief bout of depression,” said Jason Miller, an adviser to the senator. “Like millions of Americans, she came through that struggle with prayer, Christian counseling, and the love and support of her husband and family.”
This is rather familiar to most of us. A bout with depression, dealt with appropriately and then going forward and moving past this should be pretty encouraging right?
But for the Grace of God, that could easily have been me. There were a few times that I could have been sitting on the side of the road in tears (did that more than a few times). Thanks to therapy and prayer and supportive family and friends, I was able to avoid being the Jenga game when the wrong piece was pulled. And all it would have taken more than once would be one more thing going wrong to send me into having a meltdown or ending up in a locked unit. The weight of depression is crushing and it is not easy to crawl away from. I admire Heidi Cruz for recovering admirably and thriving.
Trump is attempting to gaslight Heidi Cruz. And by doing so is saying any woman who teetered on the edge or perhaps slipped off is crazy. And he tweeted again:
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 24, 2016
I guess this is how Trump will redefine “Christianity”? I can’t even. Ted Cruz responded in Twitter to the Trumpertantrum:
Donald, real men don’t attack women. Your wife is lovely, and Heidi is the love of my life. https://t.co/pprXhIMzUT
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) March 24, 2016
Classy response to the crass that is the Real Donald Trump.
To sum this up, A Super PAC created the ad using pictures from one of the times Melania Trump posed in a porno mag. In other words trumpaloons, this was not done by the Cruz campaign or anyone connected with said campaign.
Here is what a Super PAC is:
Technically known as independent expenditure-only committees, super PACs may raise unlimited sums of money from corporations, unions, associations and individuals, then spend unlimited sums to overtly advocate for or against political candidates
Here is what a Super PAC can not do:
Super PACs cannot give money to candidates and there are strict regulations limiting the ability of such groups to coordinate their activities with candidates or their campaigns. Super PACs must disclose their donors and the amounts they receive from each contributor.
In other words, the Super PAC is not the Cruz campaign’s voice nor do they represent the campaign. Liz Mair came up with the ad that sent Donald Sr. into a Trumpertantrum. Not the Cruz campaign.
I see I pissed off Trump by running an ad that rightly acknowledges that Mormon women don’t want a nude model as First Lady. Tee hee.
— Liz Mair (@LizMair) March 22, 2016
The question I have is this: If his wife’s porno pics send him into tantrums, how would Trump handle a real life crisis?