The secret to fighting Trump

An excerpt from this article, the section on “the secret to fighting Trump”:

“Although he may not have sought the fight with Trump, Khan has proven to be one of the most effective critics of the man who steamrollered his GOP rivals and emerged from his party’s convention with a momentary lead in some polls. Trump’s usual methods, so effective when used against lifelong politicians, failed to dispatch a man who criticized him, not on political grounds but on the basis of values and morality.

“In his DNC speech, Khan didn’t descend to Trump’s level by calling him crazy, nor did he challenge him as a businessman. To do so would have been to engage his opponent on his own ground. Instead Khan questioned whether Trump had ever read the foundational document of American democracy, the Constitution, and offered to lend him his copy, which he took out of his pocket and held in the air.

“On Sunday Khan went a step further, saying that Trump has a ‘black soul,’ lacked a ‘moral compass’ and does not have the ’empathy’ required to lead. He also said he hoped that Trump’s family would ‘teach him some empathy.’ When he appealed to Trump’s family to teach him some empathy, Khan demonstrated that he could recognize his antagonist’s humanity and as he did so, he revealed Trump’s real deficiency. The man isn’t irrational, or insane, but he is trapped in his own drive to prevail by dominating others.”

About theurj

Also known as theurj. I've contributed some essays to Integral World and co-founded Open Integral blog, now defunct. I continue to participate in Integral Postmetaphysical Spirituality forum.
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