On Tuesday night (Aug.22), as millions watched him speak in Phoenix, his raspiness (yes, Trump), pointing to the back of the room, bleated out, “Look back there, the live red lights. They’re turning those suckers off fast out there. They’re turning those lights off fast. Like CNN. CNN does not want its falling viewership to watch what I’m saying tonight, I can tell you.” Translation: CNN is turning off the cameras sent to televise this circus.
Really? Really? He wants us to believe the cameras have been turned off? Does he not know his incoherent blather is being sent to us from those very cameras at that very instant? Talk about a divorce from reality!
Prevarication, incoherence, self-absorption (who else spends large chunks of a speech quoting, very selectively, himself?), and insults are Trump hallmarks. The only speeches with anything approaching the level of articulation we’ve seen in previous presidents are those scripted by White House staff—and Trump delivers those with all the enthusiasm of a prisoner on his last long walk to meet his maker.
Clearly he craves the campaign, the crowds, the chaos. (Who are all those people anyway?)
Just as clearly, he couldn’t be less interested in governing. Apparently he ran for office on a lark and still doesn't realize that playtime is over.
(If you have some time on your hands and want to read the complete rant verbatim, click here.)