Donald Trump is already showing signs that Hillary Clinton has him completely rattled before the first presidential debate on Monday night.
Trump reacted to the news that Hillary Clinton has invited supported and surrogate Mark Cuban to the debate by tweeting:
If dopey Mark Cuban of failed Benefactor fame wants to sit in the front row, perhaps I will put Gennifer Flowers right alongside of him!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 24, 2016
Trump’s tweet was total insanity. Hillary Clinton has nothing to do with Gennifer Flowers. Trump is mad at Mark Cuban because he is a billionaire, and he points out that Donald Trump is a fraud. The Gennifer Flowers threat was just more of Trump flying off the handle and talking out of his backside.
Mike Pence was left to clean up Trump’s mess on Fox News Sunday, “Gennifer Flowers will not be attending the debate tomorrow night. Donald Trump was using the tweet yesterday really to mock an effort by Hillary Clinton and her campaign to really distract attention from what the American people are going to be focused tomorrow night, which is on the issues, on the choice that we face. I mean, Hillary Clinton essentially wants to continue the policies of this administration that have weakened America’s place in the world, stifled America’s economy, walked away from our most cherished constitutional principles.”
It only took putting Mark Cuban in the front row at the debate for Trump to lose his mind and say something completely irrational and insane.
Clinton already has Trump rattled. The combination of 90 minutes under an intense national spotlight and Donald Trump’s personality could be setting the stage for the kind of meltdown that voters have never seen before in a general election debate.
Trump is barely holding it together before the debate, so it could get ugly quickly on Monday night.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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