Look at me! Look at me! Why won’t anybody look at me?
Courtesy of Time:
President Donald Trump made a speech to House Republicans in Baltimore at the same time as the third Democratic debate. But viewers watching cable at home didn’t see that.
While ABC ran the Democratic debate, none of the other major networks carried Trump’s remarks at the House Republican Conference Member Retreat Dinner live. Trump took the stage in Baltimore just after 8 p.m. Eastern, about an hour behind schedule, right as the Democratic debate began.
During a speech that lasted more than an hour, Trump ranged from talking about his former opponent Hillary Clinton to illegal immigration to plastic straws and homelessness in California. “Our country will go to hell if any of these people get in,” he said of the Democrats running for president.
He also targeted some of his prospective Democratic opponents by name. “I hit Pocahontas way too early,” he said, referring to Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren. “I thought she was gone. She’s emerged from the ashes and now it looks like she could beat Sleepy Joe, he’s falling asleep. He has no idea what the hell he’s doing or saying,” Trump continued, referring to Vice President Joe Biden. He also called Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders “Crazy Bernie” and made exaggerated pronunciations of South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s name.
So he just stands on a stage and uses middle school taunts to attack the people running against him, and expects people to put that on TV?
Look I’m not going to suger coat it, that debate last night was, for the most part, a real snoozefest.
But somewhere on that stage is our next president who is going to bring dignity back to the office, and I did not want to miss out on the opportunity to see what she, I’m sorry, they had to say about our future.
My advice for Trump is that if he wants to attract cable news audiences he might as well go full Bozo.
But then again, will anybody even notice a difference?