This blog originally founded by Blogger who holds a theological degree and a doctorate in Counseling Psychology. Taught Psychology for 32 years and is now Professor Emeritus. Is a board-certified psychologist and was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award in his profession. Ministered as a chaplain, and pastored Baptist and Episcopal churches. Publications cover the integration of psychology and theology. Served in the Army, the Merchant Marines and the Peace Corps.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Trump Finesses Muslim Question

Last night in New Hampshire, Trump tried the question and answer format. Right out of the starting gate, his first question was a doozy.   "We have a problem in this country: It's called Muslims," the questioner began, going on to state that President Obama was himself Muslim. "We have training camps growing, where they want to kill us. That's my question: When can we get rid of them?"

Trump smilingly looked at his audience and pleadingly said, "We need this question?" Anyway,he finessed it by responding. "We will be looking into a lot of things." And moved on to the next question.

On TV this morning all the usual suspects including Karl Rove, CNN, Fox and Hillary were all over him for not going PC on the guy. I don’t know what went through that quick mind of The Donald, but it was a rock and a hard place. If he had gone PC,  he would alienate a lot of the base who believe the questioner is on to something.  All the Beltwayers need to get out here and mingle with the folks.

I did wonder if Donald felt like I did one time. I was asked to go on a local radio and answer psychological questions. The very first lady said: "I have a bird that talks." My mind went into hyper drive. If I tried to deal with her psychosis on the radio, it would be malpractice. If I refused to get into it, I would look like I shouldn’t even be there.

Unlike The Donald, I froze. You are not supposed to leave empty time on radio as you know.

Then the manager reached over, taking the mike, he said "Mam, I think you tuned into the wrong show. The swap-shop comes on next and you can offer your parrot for sale then."

She thanked him. That was last time I did question and answers on the radio.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Blogger

Trump is on the national stage and should know a large percentage of his support comes from wacko , extremist, birthers, racist and bigots, 66% in fact. Trump panders to their ignorance as well as feeding their bigotry and misinformation with scapegoating hard working American residents without political power, wealth or the right to vote, Damn brave of him.
I'm not sure what Trumps end game is but it's not to become the next President of the United States.
Trump and his followers are un-American, lacking basic family values or a morality found in a civilized societies regardless of religion.

Sarkazein said...

Obama, being the first woman president, is incapable of standing up for himself? All of Obama's lies are not supposed to call doubt on who he is?

Sarkazein said...

Liberals think/feel a President is supposed to be their mommy or their daddy. So they expect TRUMP to teach the questioner how to ask questions and to correct the questioner if he is not being a good boy.