- Trump säger sig vara en verklig miljövän i kraft av att han låter bygga golfbanor: "I have some great, great, very successful golf courses. I’ve received so many environmental awards for the way I’ve done, you know. I’ve done a tremendous amount of work where I’ve received tremendous numbers. Sometimes I’ll say I’m actually an environmentalist and people will smile in some cases and other people that know me understand that’s true."
- Som sin främste auktoritet i klimatvetenskapliga frågor framhåller Trump sin farbror, elektroingenjören John G Trump, som dock saknar klimatvetenskapliga meriter, och som dog 1985: "My uncle was for 35 years a professor at M.I.T. He was a great engineer, scientist. He was a great guy. And he was... a long time ago, he had feelings - this was a long time ago - he had feelings on this subject. It’s a very complex subject. I’m not sure anybody is ever going to really know."
- Donald Trump schlepped across town on Tuesday to meet with the publisher of The New York Times and some editors, columnists and reporters at the paper.
As The Times reported, Trump actually seemed to soften some of his positions:
He seemed to indicate that he wouldn’t seek to prosecute Hillary Clinton. But he should never have said that he was going to do that in the first place.
He seemed to indicate that he wouldn’t encourage the military to use torture. But he should never have said that he would do that in the first place.
He said that he would have an "open mind" on climate change. But that should always have been his position.
You don't get a pat on the back for ratcheting down from rabid after exploiting that very radicalism to your advantage. Unrepentant opportunism belies a staggering lack of character and caring that can't simply be vanquished from memory. You did real harm to this country and many of its citizens, and I will never - never - forget that.
You are a fraud and a charlatan. Yes, you will be president, but you will not get any breaks just because one branch of your forked tongue is silver.
No, Mr. Trump, we will not all just get along. For as long as a threat to the state is the head of state, all citizens of good faith and national fidelity - and certainly this columnist - have an absolute obligation to meet you and your agenda with resistance at every turn.