Wow. Republican nominee Donald Trump is so childish and petty, he cannot stomach anyone on his campaign getting more attention or praise than he does for any given reason. Reports have been pouring into CNBC and CNN that Trump is upset that Mike Pence performed better in his Vice Presidential debate than he did against Hillary.
Trump adviser on debate after Pence passed up opportunities to defend him: "Pence won overall, but lost with Trump"
— John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood) October 5, 2016
CNN’s John King, reporting from a source close to Trump, that the reviews that Pence did better then he did won’t go over well with Trump
— Sam Stein (@samstein) October 5, 2016
This tells you everything you need to know about The Donald’s massive ego.
It’s true, Pence lied frequently about his own positions, but when it came time to defend the Republican nominee, he tossed Donald Trump under the bus. Observers gave style points to the Indiana Governor whose, whose infamous “religious freedom” bill nearly destroyed the state economy to promote bigotry. Even CNN’s scientific polling confirmed that Mike Pence didn’t defend his running mate’s position whatsoever:
CNN POLL: Who better defended their running mate:
— Josh Dorner (@JoshDorner) October 5, 2016
If one listened closely, Democratic nominee Tim Kaine did a spectacular job of playing defense against the Republican VP nominee’s baseless allegations against Hillary Clinton’s charitable foundation and against the latest trumped up Republican “investigations.”
In fact, Tim Kaine won the debate on substance hands down, because the Democrat forced Mike Pence to repeatedly say that Trump’s own words were “insulting” to millions of Americans.
Grant Stern is the Executive Editor of Occupy Democrats and published author. His new Meet the Candidates 2020 book series is distributed by Simon and Schuster. He's also mortgage broker, community activist and radio personality in Miami, Florida., as well as the producer of the Dworkin Report podcast. Grant is also an occasional contributor to Raw Story, Alternet, and the DC Report, and a senior advisor to the Democratic Coalition