It’s no surprise the extremist, right-wing U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe is unequivocal in his support for GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump, but it doesn’t make it any easier for rational, intelligent people to live here.
— News 9 (@NEWS9) October 18, 2016
Inhofe, an ultra-conservative Republican, recently joined Trump’s National Security Advisory Council, according to media reports, and our 81-year-old Senator is giving the candidate his great advice:
Mine was an effort to try to simplify the issues, so that they’re easy and he doesn’t have to get into the weeds…we’ll find out if it works.
Of course, keeping Trump out of the “weeds” and urging him to “simplify the issues” is ultimately ambiguous and the local corporate media here won’t challenge Inhofe on a comment like this, but I guess what Inhofe means is that Trump needs to stop saying all the crazy and stupid stuff that he says and speak in more nuanced sound bites. But, as we all know, this is crazy trying to stop crazy.
We have a global warming denier and anti-LGBTQ homophobe trying to stop a serial sexual harasser of women and a compulsive liar from going ballistic in the media. Good luck with that.
Frankly, it doesn’t surprise me or most progressive people here that Inhofe is throwing in with Trump given the extremism of both of them.
Here’s a scary comment from Inhofe in the context of Inhofe actually getting elected president:
Right now, we’re in a world situation where our allies don’t trust us, our enemies don’t fear us, and that’s going to have to change.
If anyone doubts that the United States will get into wars throughout the world—perhaps even a major world war—if Trump becomes president you need to go no further than the Inhofe and Trump “relationship” or whatever it is. Two older guys who have it made financially now want to take us all to the brink of human extinction. They had their ride but now the rest of us have to suffer because of their egos.
The threat of more wars and a even a major world war exists if Trump is elected.
There is absolutely only one way to stop Trump, and it applies to Oklahoma, too. People need to vote for Hillary Clinton Nov. 8. Obviously, I know our state will probably give Trump the state’s electoral votes, but every vote for Clinton not only adds to her mandate to nominate reasonable U.S Supreme Court Justices but also makes a statement this country will stand up to sexist and racist bullies.
— CNN (@CNN) October 18, 2016
Here’s another interesting comment Inhofe has made about Trump and the numerous sexual allegations against the presidential candidate that are now public:
I have advised him to drop that whole thing and talk about the issues you know, where you know you’re different from Hillary Clinton. Hopefully, he’ll do that.
Inhofe wants Trump to just stop talking about all the sexual-assault allegations against him, but that’s impossible for a compulsive liar and someone totally unfit psychologically to become the leader of the free world. This election has exposed Trump as someone with serious mental problems. Now it has, again, exposed Inhofe.