By Robert J. Garrison
Donald Trump is doing his best Amtrak impersonation by going of the rails this weekend. First it was him picking a fight with the Khan family, then it was his geopolitical blunder about Russia not being in the Ukraine and now its about the debates.
A couple of days later in an interview with ABC’s This Week, Trump complained about the dates for the 2016 presidential debates. Trump even claimed that the NFL sent him a letter about the dates.
“I’ll tell you what I don’t like,” Trump told George Stephanopoulos. “It’s against two NFL games. I got a letter from the NFL saying, ‘This is ridiculous.’”
However there is just one problem, the NFL didn’t send Donald Trump a letter.
Now I’m a political junkie and love watching all things politics but I must say there are only two things that would tear me away from politics: personal time with God and football. I can tell you now I’m not going to watch the debates unless the games are blow outs, being played between two horrendous teams, or if the NFL makes the teams wear those horrible Color Rush uniforms.
People are quick to label (something that I feel society does way too much of) Trump as “Scared” or “Trying to get out of the debates.” Despite Trump going off the rails and getting caught in a lie about receiving a letter from the NFL, does he have a legitimate argument?
Trump’s track record has always been about getting ratings and winning in the ratings. So I don’t find it a shock that Trump doesn’t want to compete against prime time NFL games. I mean come on readers, Trump won the Republican nomination by beating 16 far more qualified candidates because of the debates. So why wouldn’t Trump want the biggest audience to watch him go against Hillary?
However as always Trumps message gets lost by his bombastic and exaggerated claims. Once again the Trump train has gone off the rails.
Robert J. Garrison is a political and religious contributor for The Systems Scientist
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