Philadelphia Inquirer: ‘Donald Trump Should Leave the Race’

'Biden had a horrible night Thursday. But the debate about the debate is misplaced. The only person who should withdraw from the race is Trump.'

Inquirer: Trump told more than 30 lies during the debate to go with the more than 30,000 mistruths told during his four years as president. He dodged the CNN moderators’ questions, took no responsibility for his actions, and blamed others, mainly Biden, for everything that is wrong in the world.

Trump’s response to the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection he fueled was farcical. He said a “relatively small number of people” went to the Capitol and many were “ushered in by the police.”

After scheming to overturn the 2020 election, Trump refused to say if he would accept the results of the 2024 election. Unless, of course, he wins.

The debate served as a reminder of what another four years of Trump would look like. More lies, grievance, narcissism, and hate. Supporters say they like Trump because he says whatever he thinks. But he mainly spews raw sewage.

Trump attacks the military. He denigrates the Justice Department and judges. He belittles the FBI and the CIA. He picks fights with allies and cozies up to dictators.

Trump is an unserious carnival barker running for the most serious job in the world. During his last term, Trump served himself and not the American people.

Trump spent chunks of time watching TV, tweeting, and hanging out at his country clubs. Over his four-year term, Trump played roughly 261 rounds of golf.

Another Scam: Audience at Trump’s Rally at Black Church Was Maga White

Predominantly white MAGA audience at  a June 16, 2024, Trump event billed as a "Black roundtable"
Predominantly white MAGA audience at a June 16, 2024, Trump event billed as a “Black roundtable,” via Raw Story

On Fox News, MAGA propagandist Kellyanne Conway told Trump-aligned presenter Maria Baritoromo, “You got Donald Trump in Detroit talking to 8,000 people at a Black church.” headlined its story about this event in Detroit on June 16: “Trump Courts Black Voters in Detroit.”

In fact, there were fewer than 300 people in the pews and an estimated 90 percent of them were white. According to Raw Story:

The evangelical church is in the heart of Detroit’s west side and has a mainly Black congregation.

But photos caught by the media, and shared widely online, showed a lot of white people in the audience.

“It’s all lies, smoke, and mirrors,” wrote Jeff Timmer a Republican and senior adviser at the anti-Trump Lincoln Project, on X.

Jeffrey Evan Gold, a frequent legal analyst on networks including CNN and ABC, wrote, “MAGA whites in the hood for Trump.”

And Ben Meiselas, the co-founder of the progressive Meidas Touch, wrote, “Everything is a scam!!!!”

How to Worship Trump: Rick Wilson’s Rules for the GOP Cult

Rick Wilson

All cults have rules, and the Republicans’ Trump cult is no exception. Renegade Republican Rick Wilson has come up with a set of rules intended to provide guidance for members of the cult and those who aspire to bask in Supreme Leader’s radiance.

Fortunately for members, the rules for cults of personality are all pretty much the same — whether Dear Leader is Hitler, Stalin, Saddam Hussein, Jim Jones or Donald J. Trump.