This. F#@%ing. Guy.
Here's the thing: functionally, this isn't any different than the standard Republican Party line. The defining ethos of the Trump era is that he has taken the corruption, racism and indifference towards non-white males hidden in cleverly crafted GOP talking points and brought it out into the open. Deficit scolds who received glowing writeups in mainstream media over the past thirty or so years have already endorsed Trump's whine today that placed a dollar value on human life. Budgets are discussed only in financial terms in Republican think tanks, and cutting aid to things like SNAP is never discussed in terms of its human costs, only budgetary.
The problem that the Republican Party has is that Trump is the nitwit who screams what everyone with unpopular opinions—but also sense—is whispering. From Charlottesville to Puerto Rico, Trump has brought the ugliness festering inside the GOP out into the open, making it impossible for anyone to hide. Alex Jones, who didn't even wait for the blood to dry in Las Vegas before tossing it in with the massacre of children at Sandy Hook as a Democratic deep-state-led false flag operation, has an “amazing reputation” according to our commander-in-tweet. Jones is not a GOP anomaly either, as he pulled in around two million listeners per week in 2010. This is who the Republican Party is. It is defined by an aversion to governance, a hyper-focus on conspiratorial white-identity grievances and people who think they're serious budget hawks solely because they don't want to spend any money on anything. Trump isn't an anomaly who invaded the GOP, he's their fucking mascot.
Also, Trump tossed paper towels into the crowd like a free throw shooter as a “loaves and fishes” photo-op, because he's such a super religious person who has devoted his entire life to scripture.
This. F#@%ing. Guy.
This. F#@%ing. Party.
Jacob Weindling is a staff writer for Paste politics. Follow him on Twitter at @Jakeweindling.