If one does indeed become infamous as a consequence of being famous, then Donald Trump is fast becoming infamous by the day. From dissing Mexicans to his remarks on women, and more recently with his announcement that he would bar all Muslims from immigrating to the United States, the Donald is running out of groups to alienate.
Yet despite the almost overwhelming criticism that has been heaped on Trump, there are some disturbed minds who think he’s the greatest thing since sliced bread, a modern-day political messiah who is unafraid to say offensive things as part of “making America great again.”
Not surprisingly, Brigitte Gabriel, the head of Act! for America is a huge Trump fan. She is also a virulent Islamophobe who promotes herself in the media by saying things that are meant to provoke the worst in people. And now she has spoken out on Trump, telling Florida talk radio host Joyce Kaufman yesterday:
“I was talking with a friend of mine this morning, and he said to me, ‘Trump is General Patton reincarnated. Trump is General Patton in a suit. General Patton, if he was alive today, he would be talking exactly like Trump, he would be doing exactly like Trump. This is the type of leaders we used to have which made America great, and what Trump is trying to do is make America great again. He is the General Patton of our lifetime.’ It was so interesting hearing those words, because you sit back and you think, Donald Trump, he has a way of saying words, but boy did he touch a nerve nationwide.”
She is, of course, referring to General George S. Patton, who was known to be fond of slapping or hitting his own soldiers if they complained of being shell-shocked or battle fatigued. He was very nearly booted out of the U.S. Army for those actions.
So Donald Trump is the new George S. Patton, is he? In other words, he is a blowhard piece of crap who thinks nothing of taking out his own insecurities and inadequacies on others he perceives as being less powerful.
This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org.