Donald Trump’s flip-flop on Angela Merkel is mind-boggling[Comment at Unz.com]
By Aaron Blake September 29 at 10:27 PM
Forty-six days ago, Donald Trump reached beyond America’s borders for a bogeywoman to compare Hillary Clinton to: German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
“In short, Hillary Clinton wants to be America’s Angela Merkel, and you know what a disaster this massive immigration has been to Germany and the people of Germany,” Trump said. “Crime has risen to levels that no one thought they would ever, ever see. It is a catastrophe.”
… But in an interview airing Thursday night, Trump pulled perhaps the biggest about-face of his campaign: Merkel, he said, was a world leader he admired.
Asked by New England Cable News about a world leader he wanted to “emulate”, here’s what Trump said: “Well, I think Merkel is a really great world leader, but I was very disappointed … with the whole thing on immigration. I think it’s a big problem. I was always a Merkel person. But I think she made a very tragic mistake a year and a half ago.”
… To state the obvious: Those are statements that are impossible to reconcile with one another. They make no sense, when placed next to one another.