As his poll numbers are in a state of freefall proceeding the unearthing of a tape of him bragging about sexually assaulting women, Donald Trump is claiming that if he loses he will not be prepared to concede the election because it will be the result of a crooked, rigged system.
But, between Monday and today, one is not sure how he can maintain this stance. This presidential hopeful has lost favor with women all over the country, being relegated to likes of Bill Cosby due to the testimonies of women who claim his words match his actions to a tee.
Women from as far back as 35 years to as recent as 2005 have accused Trump of harassment and assault, with women like Jessica Leeds coming forward to share how he fondled her breasts on a flight and attempted to reach under her skirt.
These harrowing allegations include but are not limited to: kissing a former Miss USA contestant twice without consent, kissing a receptionist at Trump Tower against her will, forcibly kissing a People Magazine writer, groping a woman at Mar-a-Lago, groping Miss Washington USA 2013, walking in on 1997 Miss Teen USA contestants while they were changing and groping Makeup Artist Jill Harth in 1997.
The sad thing is that any time Trump is cornered and caught in a lie, he will issue a perfunctory apology and proceed to blame the liberal media, crooked Hillary and Bill for his misfortunes.
It is never his fault. The reason why he ever did anything is because somebody started it, caused it or did exactly the same thing or worse.
Ironically, some Americans so abhor President Obama, Hillary Clinton, the Democratic party and its policies that they are willing to tolerate this guy. Friends, it is called "blind hatred" for a reason.
Here is a candidate, abandoned by members of his own party, without endorsement by any conservative leaning publication, save that of his own son-in-law, and people still want to elect him.
Evangelical Christians, unable to find scriptural support for such a candidate, dig deep within the pages of the Bible to find references about Cyrus and Pharaoh to show that God can use such a man.
This suggests that God is so inept that he can no longer find a Joseph, Daniel, John the Baptist, Deborah, Gideon or Joshua and has to resort to such a man to lead people to the Promised Land.
We have become so seduced by his presumed wealth and his oft stated claim that he alone will make "America great again," that we are willing to ignore certain troubling facts.
If Donald was worth about $60,000, would we even be paying attention to this guy? The Bible was right in declaring, "Money answereth all things."
This is a man who wants things done his way and if you cross him he will come back at you hard and fast with full intent to destroy you. His favorite Bible verse is "an eye for an eye."
He has no respect for the institution of marriage--being married three times- and no respect for women. His words on video and tape confirm this assertion.
He says that he is a changed man, people do make mistakes and that he has grown up and matured.
Yet, that same principle does not apply to Bill Clinton because he is still holding Hillary accountable for the actions of her wayward husband.
Here is an interesting observation. If he has changed, why is Roger Ailes, forced out of Fox News for sexual molestation among his cadre of advisers?
Rudy Giuliani, married three times, accused of infidelity with his "good friend,” now present wife, while Mayor of New York and still married to Donna Hanover, is one of his staunchest supporters.
Giuliani states that Hillary - because of her past - is unfit to serve as President. Trump's business acumen is suspect because he has declared bankruptcy four times. Furthermore, those actions demonstrate a callous disregard for the welfare of the workers, tradesmen and businesses left holding the bag.
This election year, we have been reduced in this country to the phenomenon--elect him or her-- not because he or she is better, but because he or she is worse.
I think we deserve better, but it is what it is.
We must agree with Shakespeare-- "the fault, dear Brutus, lies not in our stars but in ourselves."
It is my hope that we do change, do not pass this way again or experience such a time as this again.
V. Knowles is a husband, father and prison minister with an interest in penning issues that serve to uplift mankind. He melds his love for Classic literature, The Bible and pop culture - as sordid as it may be - into highly relatable columns of truth, faith and justice. Hence the name: Just Thinking. If he's not buried in a book or penning his next column, you may find him pinned to his sectional watching a good old Country and Western flick.