Ann Coulter writes about the first debate,
…The media's excitement over Hillary successfully “baiting” Trump is revealing — of the media, of what this election is really about, and of what Trump needs to do now.
The definition of Trump “taking the bait” was getting him to talk about himself, not about issues. This from a media that claim to be aching for “policy specifics.”
…For the media, their gal was winning whenever precious minutes of a 90-minute debate were spent rehashing allegations about Trump. Ha ha! We prevented Trump from talking about issues that matter to the American people! That was scored as a “win.”
…Trump wins whenever he talks about issues; he loses whenever he talks about himself.
Trump was winning when he talked about the heinous trade deals that have shipped jobs abroad and immiserated millions of Americans — which Hillary supports. He was winning when he talked about bringing order and safety to black neighborhoods overrun with crime; Hillary’s with the criminals. He was winning when he talked about rebuilding our inner cities, instead of saying, “Vote for me!” then, “See you in four years!” — as Hillary does.
…Hillary, for example, criticized Trump for not releasing his tax returns, saying, “maybe … he's paid nothing in federal taxes.”
This is exactly what Sen. Harry Reid stated as hard fact about Romney in 2012 — on the Senate floor, so he couldn't be sued. After the election was over, Reid was asked about this obvious falsehood. He laughed it off and said, “Romney didn't win, did he?”
This is the game they play.
Trump has got to learn to ignore it. The voters have. They don't care about his taxes. They want jobs, they want a wall and they'd like fewer Muslims showing up, collecting welfare, then killing Americans.
Trump doesn't have to do formal debate practice, standing at a podium, facing off against a shorty in pantsuit. But he does need Pavlovian training to stop responding to irrelevancies.
This isn't about him! It's about a movement of the people to take back their government from an arrogant plutocracy.
From now until the next debate, every single person who works for Trump should personally insult him several times a day.
Good morning, sir — your business is a total fraud.
Here are those trade stats you wanted — oh and you lied about opposing the war in Iraq.
The Cincinnati airport needs a tail number — why did you “fat-shame” that poor girl?
If he starts to respond, they should say, “No one cares, sir. Tell me how you're going to stop Mexican drugs from pouring across our border.”
The proof that voters don't care about the personal attacks on Trump is that, even after his lazy and self-indulgent debate performance, he won nearly every online poll.
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