Daily Trump Dump 02/23/16

THE BIG NEWS: Despite cries of shenanigans, Our Hero came through and made it three-in-a-row with a victory in the Nevada Caucus. The Cuban Twosome finished second and third (Rubes then Cruzer) and Carson edged Kasich for fourth place. All five are expected to take the stage for yet another debate Thursday in Houston, courtesy of the good folks at CNN. Trump finished with over 40% of the vote in Nevada, making it the first time he’s crossed that particular threshold. At this point, The Donald’s nomination is all but inevitable

CNN’s Political Director David Chalian had the amazing stat that Trump got 44% of Nevada’s Latino vote vs. 29% for Rubio and 18% for Cruz. Perhaps these folks are looking to be deported and think that DT would provide the cheapest way

The Donald strolled out to his victory speech to the opening strains of Van Halen’s “Right Now” (which was once used to sell Crystal Pepsi). This speech was in stark contrast to the Decaffeinated Donald we saw in New Hampshire. Flanked by his sons Eric and Donald, Jr., he pointed out his good friend Steve Wynn in the crowd. Actual quote:

We won with the poorly educated. I love the poorly educated

Here’s the entire victory speech, if you hate yourself

He’s on such a roll right now that even the woman who filed a sexual assault suit against him said she’d vote to Make America Great Again

Some GOP strategists say that Trump can still be stopped

The bad blood between DT and The Cruzer continued as Donald’s lawyers sent a letter to the NVGOP to watch out for Cruz supporters’ funny business at polling places. Plus, DT was lighting Cruz up on twitter yet again

I believe that’s questioning someone’s faith and I thought that was a no-no (see also, “I never questioned Cruz’s faith”)

He’s focused on Cruzer like a pedophile at a sock hop

The Wild Wild West had it’s moments of surreal performance art as The Donald showed up at a Cruz rally hosted by Glenn Beck. No violence occurred, which is a little surprising, as Trump was feeling pretty froggy on Monday

“I love the old days. You know what they used to do to guys like when they were in a place like this? They’d be carried out on a stretcher, folks. It’s true.”

Mr. Trump added, “I’d like to punch him in the face, I’ll tell yah.”

Remember, on Sunday, he told us he’d start acting presidential any day now. I’ll hold my breath and you do the same

Speculation that DT could pick Gov. Rick Scott (R-FL) as his running mate. I don’t know if that’s the deal, but, remember Scott fits the “pettiness” requirement. Here he is refusing to take the stage because his debate opponent had a small fan (oscillating variety)

Which brings up the question: What if Trump hadn’t skipped that last debate in Iowa? He might be 4-0 right now

Vanity Fair takes an in-depth look at Trump’s short fingers

Macy’s has shaken off Trump’s boycott. By the way, Apple is still in business too, in case you were wondering