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Monday, September 26, 2016

Like a rented mule


I really didn't think Hillary would clean Trump's clock the way she did.  Within 20 minutes Trump had gone from Teleprompter Donald to Crazy Homeless Guy yelling at his shadow Donald, and he stayed that way for the next 75 minutes.

As they noted on NPR and PBS, Trump made it all about Trump.  NATO is fighting terrorism because of Trump (not true, as Hillary pointed out); Obama released his birth certificate (the long form; he actually released the other one earlier) because of Trump (who then continued to harangue about it for five more years); I was expecting to find out the sun comes up because Trump.

And Hillary has been fighting ISIS her entire adult life.  Check the transcript, he said it.

But my favorite claim from Trump is one that cannot be fact-checked:

“I have much better judgment than she does,” Trump said. “I also have a much better temperament than she has. She spent—let me tell you. She spent hundreds of millions of dollars on an advertising—you know, they get Madison Avenue into a room. I think my strongest asset maybe by far is my temperament.”

“I have a winning temperament,” he added. “I know how to win.”
Most of us learned by the age of 10 that this is no way to win an argument, or to talk about yourself.

Sad!

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