When Trump campaigned he said the American people would win so much if he were elected, we’d get bored with winning.
Trump hates losers. Perhaps that’s why he never gave Sarah Palin a cabinet position. Trump talks about “winners” he loves, including Tom Brady. Jimmy Kimmel even named his Dr. Seuss book about Trump “Winners Aren’t Losers”.
In the case of Roy Moore, the loser, it’s hard for Trump to disassociate himself with this loser. Ironically, Trump didn’t think of Moore as a loser because he was a predator of young girls, or because he’s been removed from the Alabama Supreme Court…twice. The truth is that Trump thought Moore would win and thus associated himself with Moore. Trump even helped Moore campaign by making robo calls for him.
In that robo call, Trump said:
Roy Moore is the one we need to pass our “Make America Great Again” agenda.
If Jones wins “all of our progress will be stopped cold.”
After Moore lost the election, President Trump tried to save face. Trump said he knew Moore would lose in Tuesday’s special election — and that his prediction was correct. In reality Trump was wrong. He originally endorsed Moore’s opposition in the primary, who lost to Moore, and when Trump endorsed Moore in the general election, Moore became the loser. Trump tried to explain away his inability to pick a winner, or to influence the electorate to choose his candidate.
“The reason I originally endorsed Luther Strange (and his numbers went up mightily), is that I said Roy Moore will not be able to win the General Election,” Trump tweeted early Wednesday. “I was right! Roy worked hard but the deck was stacked against him!” The clear indication is that Trump would rather elect a child molester to the Senate than a God-fearing Democrat.
“If last night’s election proved anything,” he added, “it proved that we need to put up GREAT Republican candidates to increase the razor thin margins in both the House and Senate.”
Trump repeatedly supported Moore, an alleged predator of teen girls, even as other Republicans shied away, and even though his daughter Ivanka indicated there would be a special place in hell for child molesters like Moore.
At a campaign rally less than 20 miles away from the Alabama border last weekend, Trump said that the “future of the country” depended on his victory. Obviously, Trump would never have said that if he knew Moore was going to lose.
Trump can’t tolerate the notion that he is capable of being a loser. Donald Trump promised to be the Harlem Globetrotters of politics. “We’re gonna win at everything we do!” said Trump. “We’re gonna win, win, win. You people, you’re gonna be sick and tired of winning.” Now he’s president of the United States, and Trump has indeed given us tricks and deceptions worthy of the basketball legends. But winning? Not so much.
In fact the list of Trump’s failures is actually much longer and more memorable than his victories.
He has a long history of disassociating himself with losers.
Trump says one thing and if it is proven to be false or untrue, he simply denies he ever said it. In this case he seems to have convinced himself that he wasn’t on the losing side of the Alabama election. He was. He is a loser.