When did I cross into Bizarro World?
Russia’s strongman took time out from bumping off political adversaries, putting his muscle in Iran’s service, and annexing other countries’ territory to praise GOP presidential hopeful Donald Trump as “an outstanding and talented personality.”
A grateful Trump reacted: “It is always a great honor to be so nicely complimented by a man so highly respected within his own country and beyond.”
So, the currently leading Republican candidate is honored to be endorsed by a man intimidating and dismembering the countries around him, having opponents and critics assassinated, and generally acting like a global thug.
Analyst Tom Nichols offered this apt analogy:
If Mondale or Carter had grovelingly accepted endorsement from a Soviet leader, a better GOP in its day would’ve said “traitor” instantly.
— Tom Nichols (@RadioFreeTom) December 18, 2015
I won’t go as far as Tom did in another tweet and call Trump a “traitor,” but I do think he is a contemptible buffoon — and a dangerous one, should he win the nomination and the presidency.
Are we sure Rod Serling didn’t introduce this story?