Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Trump Angry That Allies Admit He Lost the Debate

You don't have to be in the Clinton camp to recognize the obvious, i.e. that Donald Trump tanked badly in the first debate.  Even Trump allies admit that the New York businessman was trounced badly by the much better prepared Hillary Clinton.  Admitting the (obvious) truth though makes the Donald very mad.  CNN reports:  
Donald Trump is angry that his aides and advisers have conceded to reporters -- largely without attribution -- that the Republican nominee struggled in his first presidential debate.
In a conference call with surrogates Wednesday afternoon, Trump aides made clear the Republican nominee is upset that his allies publicly acknowledged they pushed him to change his preparation and tactics before his next bout with Hillary Clinton. And he wants them to stop it immediately.
The message was "not subtle," a source familiar with the call said.  
Trump wants his supporters to make an energetic defense of his performance and refuse to concede that he didn't nail it.
As if his bungled debate effort wasn't enough, Trump went on Fox and Friends the next day and criticized Miss Universe Alicia Machado for gaining weight during her reign:
During Monday night's presidential debate, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton referenced Miss Universe Alicia Machado's claim that Republican nominee Donald Trump called her "Miss Piggy" when she gained weight. Trump revisited the topic on Tuesday morning when he spoke in depth about the 1996 Miss Universe on "Fox and Friends."  
In the debate, Trump repeatedly challenged Clinton over where she had heard that, then dismissed Clinton's comment that Machado would vote for her with "OK, good."
Trump told "Fox and Friends" it was a "real problem" when Machado gained significant weight after winning the pageant he then owned. He added that Machado was "the worst we ever had. The worst. The absolute worst. She was impossible."  
"She was the winner, and she gained a massive amount of weight, and it was a real problem... not only that, her attitude," Trump said. "And Hillary went back into the years and... found the girl and talked about her like she was Mother Teresa, and it wasn't quite that way, but that's OK. Hillary has to do what she has to do."
I'm no expert on women, but I'm pretty sure that criticizing a woman for her weight gain is not a way to win female supporters.


leon dixon said... A better view of the first go around in my view.

leon dixon said... Trump supporters will probably appreciate your assistance.

Anonymous said...

Why didn't Riggs do this when he was public safety director? Is there reason he did not do his job?

Anonymous said...

I read an article about Costco Wholesale average wage is $20.89 per hour. You said that Costco Figures in Manager salaries for that hourly wage. You war wrong on that point. Costco's average hourly wage for hourly employees is $20.89 per hour. If they figured in manager salaries it would be in the $30.00 an hour range. I think you need to do a better job of research when you write these articles.

Paul K. Ogden said...

So it's okay, Leon, to shame a woman for her weight if by her conduct she later turns out to be a "bimbo?" Surely you jest.

It would be a lot easier if Trump would have just apologized.

Paul K. Ogden said...

Anon 12:14, I never said manager salaries are included in the $20.89 Costco hourly employee wage claim. That claim was made by Costco's CEO who offered zero evidence to back up his claim. (It was a PR stunt to gain favor for his company.) Glassdoor, a site in which employees self-report their income, show the average pay of a Costco employee is nowhere near $20.89 an hour on average. In fact, the only ones above $20.89 an hour are managers and skilled employees. A person who worked in HR, who supported the claim, actually looked up the numbers and found the average is about $14 an hour, a couple more dollars an hour than a place like Walmart. That's exactly what I've been saying all along...that Costco pays better than Walmart but only $2 or $3 an hour better, not $8 an hour better.