Later this week, Donald Trump will give his long-delayed speech on the issue of immigration. Last week, the Orange Menace appeared to have backed down from his harsh stance on the matter of immigration. Instead of saying he would deport all 11 million people who are in the country without proper documentation, Trump said that would be cruel and not feasible. Then he reversed himself again and said he had not changed positions, even though he clearly had.
What is the proper terminology for a man who appears to be so indecisive? Well, there’s flip-flopper, backtracker, and variations on that theme, but MSNBC host Joe Scarborough said this morning that he has a better term: Amnesty Don. Scarborough went on a rant and declared:
“Think about this: for 14 months, Amnesty Don– and a lot of people are calling him Amnesty Don. People are saying it, they’re calling him Amnesty Don. Amnesty Don, that’s what people are calling him.. I’m not calling him that, Amnesty Don. Hashtag #AmnestyDon.”
Within an hour of Scarborough’s statement, #AmnestyDon was the number one trending topic on Twitter. How’s that for viral?
— Morning Joe (@Morning_Joe) August 29, 2016
But Scarborough was far from finished driving his point home, telling viewers:
“But now Amnesty Don is softening…So now Amnesty Don this weekend, even Amnesty Don’s own people, surrogates, don’t know what Amnesty Don’s going to do on this.
“Isn’t it surprising that some people are calling him Amnesty Don?”
There’s no way of knowing if this new name and hashtag will have any negative implications for Trump and his campaign, but it doesn’t help matters when the issue you were known for becomes an albatross around your neck. Of course, Trump has no one to blame but himself. He has repeatedly tried to take every side of nearly every issue in order to appeal to everyone. It’s almost as if he thinks he can fool every voter into believing he stands with them.
Donald Trump may say he’s not a politician, but he sounds more like one every day.
This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org