What is this guy doing? Donald talks about America like it’s a nightmare-scape of failure and isn’t even sure he wants to do the job of leading it, despite his incessant boasts about how he’s the “only one” who can fix its multitude of problems. This is not a serious candidate.

In an interview with the New York Times, Donald refused to rule out quitting if he won the election:

Presented in a recent interview with a scenario, floating around the political ether, in which the presumptive Republican nominee proves all the naysayers wrong, beats Hillary Clinton and wins the presidency, only to forgo the office as the ultimate walk-off winner, Mr. Trump flashed a mischievous smile. “I’ll let you know how I feel about it after it happens,” he said, minutes before leaving his Trump Tower office to fly to a campaign rally in New Hampshire.

The Times generously attributes this to Donald being “not a traditional candidate for president.”

I am not inclined to be so generous. This is not the response of a serious candidate who is treating the United States presidency with the gravity it deserves — and requires.

Donald’s candidacy is like a grotesque clown show comprised of incoherent disgorgements of bigotry, empty braggadocio, and garbled nonsense masquerading as policy proposals. He started his campaign as a punchline, unfathomably captured his party’s nomination, and has since descended into a spiral of inexplicably strange behavior.

The latest of the argle-bargle word salad monologues he calls speeches included an interruption to parade his son Eric onstage to say that their family loves his dad a lot — after which Donald returned to the podium and began ranting about how he doesn’t like mosquitoes, killed a mosquito, then said, “Hello, Hillary, how are you doing?”

Now he says he’s not even sure if he wants the presidency if he somehow, defying all that is just and decent, wins the election.

If he doesn’t want the job, then why is he running? What is he doing? Nothing that Donald is doing makes any kind of sense.

The only thing that’s clear is that he should never be given the job in the first place.

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