Donald Trump embarrassed himself in the first debate with Hillary Clinton. He wasn’t prepared!
Here was Trump, he wanted the most difficult and the most important job in the world and he didn’t think it was worthy of his time to prepare for it. Then he criticized Hillary for preparing for the debate!
As a disclaimer, let me state my biases.
Progressives (especially the Progressive newscasters pretending to be neutral) trashing Trump have driven me over the cliff. I simply can’t stand any more of their moral self-righteousness and their closed mindedness: “Hillary is good, and Trump is evil. He is also stupid, ignorant, racist, sexist……..and whatever other name you want to call him.”
To protest this intolerance of free speech – that is, speech that opposes your own beliefs – I’ve been wearing a Trump “Make American Great Again” hat in New York City.
I have to admit, I was scared to wear it at first: 90% of New Yorkers are hostile to anything but liberal thought. But everyone was civil. But I noticed that I was the only one in the whole city wearing such a hat. Did the Progressive inquisition win the battle against free speech in New York City?
I have to be critical too
However, I must join the crowd and speak out against Trump letting himself down, as well as letting down all of his supporters and the whole country. Trump has a some good policies in his platform, including policies on immigration, bad trade deals, national debt, and the practice of putting American interests second when making international deals (especially with China and Mexico).
Even if he loses the election, he could have still clearly enunciated those policies and strongly advocated for them with strong, reasonable arguments. And in this way, he could have helped the country.
But Trump didn’t want to do the work for the debate; instead he wanted to have enjoyable and ego-boosting rallies. He was applying for a job for the American public and he didn’t prepare for the interview.
RG could have done much better – stating this with much humility. I would have gathered top policy and debates experts and explored every possible attack Hillary could have posited, and then created the best responses. Then I would have reviewed and reviewed these responses until they were on the tip of my tongue. Here’s some examples:
When Hillary stated that often I don’t pay any Federal taxes, I could have responded this way:
That is true, sometimes I don’t. I’m a big businessman. Some years I make a profit – when I pay taxes, and some years I don’t make a profit, when I don’t pay taxes. That’s the nature of business, which of course you don’t know anything about, since you’ve never operated a business. You and your husband just have made $100 million since 2000 on such things as “pay-to-play” schemes.
Also, although I didn’t pay any personal federal taxes, I paid millions and millions of dollars of taxes through my businesses. All of my thousands of employees – who I pay – paid federal, state, and Social Security tax. I paid half of their Social Security taxes. Also all the goods and services my businesses produce pay sales taxes.
How many employees do you pay?
When Hillary brought up my denigrating comments to Miss Universe, I could have replied:
That was 20 years ago. I don’t remember any denigrating comments. All I remember is that she had an obligation as Miss Universe to keep her body in shape. Other organizations have the same duties for some employees. For instance, both in the military and in organizations like Weight Watchers, you get kicked out if you put on too much weight. And I never fired Miss Universe.
If you’re accusing me of not respecting women, I’d like to refer to you my daughter, my wife, my daughter-in-law, and the thousands of women who work for me.
But, nooooooo! Unprepared Trump had to respond with irrational and thoughtless comments. And then in the days after the debate, he went into a dysfunctional and senseless arguments against Miss Universe, often tweeting insults in the middle of the night!
“Prepare, Donald, prepare.” If you want to make American great again, do a little work.