Donald Trump’s post-debate strategy this morning was just about as bad as his real debate strategy last night:
1.) Attack a woman for gaining weight
“It was a Miss Universe person, and she 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.”
2.) Raise the expectations (after your guy lost)
“He did a lot of debate prep, Steve. I think that’s a myth that people are pushing sorta to diminish how serious he is about this.”
3.) Blame the moderator for being unfair
“I give [Lester Holt] a C, a C+…He gave me very unfair questions at the end, but you know, I’m not complaining about that.”
4.) Come up with excuses about microphone problems and technical difficulties you had
“I had a problem with the microphone that didn’t work. I don’t know if you saw that in the room, but my microphone was terrible. I think, I wonder if it wasn’t set up that way on purpose.”
5.) Attack your opponent
“She looked a little glib, almost like ‘why am I on the stage with this man?'”
6.) Say you won all the polls (even when you only won Drudge)
“I won every single poll, other than CNN — and not many people are watching CNN. That place is a disaster.”
According to James Hohmann in The Washington Post: “Republican pollster Frank Luntz conducted a focus group of undecided voters in Pennsylvania. Sixteen said Hillary Clinton won. Five picked Trump, per CBS News.
“In a Florida focus group organized by CNN, 18 of 20 undecided voters picked Clinton as the winner.
“Not one of 29 undecided voters in an Ohio focus group organized by Park Street Strategies thought Trump prevailed, while 11 picked Clinton and the rest said neither. By a two-to-one margin, the group thought Clinton had the better tone and, by a three-to-one margin, they thought she came across as more knowledgeable candidate on the issues.
“A CNN/ORC flash poll found that 62 percent said the Democrat won, compared to 27 percent who picked Trump. That’s on par with 2012, when Mitt Romney was seen as the winner of the first debate.
“In a separate instant-poll from the Democratic firm Public Policy Polling, 51 percent said Clinton won and 40 percent picked Trump.
“Eight in 10 insiders in the key battleground states thought Clinton performed better, including 57 percent of Republicans, according to the Politico Caucus survey.”
7.) Make your #2 sound delusional on every TV network show
“I just thought Donald Trump had a great night.”
Published: Sep 27, 2016