How to win friends and influence people. Donald Trump is no Dale Carnegie.
During a meeting of GOP donors during the Republican Convention this week in Cleveland he was caught on tape boasting to the donors that if he had run as an independent he could have beaten the GOP nominee. He did not say he would’ve won the presidency, but would’ve outpolled the GOP.
“I was the only one who wasn’t going to sign the pledge, and [RNC Chairman] Reince [Priebus] is going crazy because he thought I was going to run independent, and if I ran independent I promise you the Republicans would have had zero chance, OK?” he was quoted as saying by Politico, which added that this prompted laughter from the audience. “The independents would beat the Republicans!”
So, that’s how you unify the party and win supporters?
Reminds me of a line from a Kris Kristofferson song:
He’s a walkin’ contradiction, partly truth and partly fiction
Takin’ every wrong direction on his lonely way back home.