If you made the mistake of watching Donald Trump’s town hall on Thursday night, you know just how badly he bombed. If you didn’t watch it, you’ve surely seen the clips of him angrily and defensively yelling throughout the evening, shrinking from the moment. Apparently Trump and his campaign are hoping you didn’t watch, because they’re painting a very different picture of what happened.
Donald Trump’s campaign released this statement about the town hall: “Even though the commission canceled the in-person debate that could have happened tonight, one occurred anyway, and President Trump soundly defeated NBC’s Savannah Guthrie in her role as debate opponent and Joe Biden surrogate. President Trump masterfully handled Guthrie’s attacks and interacted warmly and effectively with the voters in the room.”
Wow, where do we even start? This reads like it was written by an ill tempered fourth grader who didn’t like that his baseball team lost, so he tried emphatically and clumsily announcing that his team won instead. Nah, scratch that. It sounds like something that Kim Jong Un would have his people release about him. It’s just embarrassing. It’ll change zero minds. And it’s all to try to prop up the fragile ego of a failing loser.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report