Ever since the Presidential debate schedule was announced, many have wondered out loud: Will Donald Trump even show up to debate, or will he declare the entire system flawed and decline the invitation because he’s afraid of what will happen to him in a one-on-one debate with someone as skilled as Hillary Clinton?
Last night on “The O’Reilly Factor,” Trump began his pre-debate whining, saying of Lester Holt, who will moderate the first debate on September 26:
“Lester’s a professional, but we’ll see what happens. I mean, I think it’s unfair. I think it’s unfair what they’re doing.”
You mean because Holt wants to ask questions and may call you out on your lies and assorted bullshit, Donald? It’s about time someone did!
But Trump was far from done with his pathetic moaning and groaning, also telling host Bill O’Reilly:
“It’s a phony system. Lester’s a Democrat. I mean, they’re all Democrats, okay? It’s a very unfair system. Gaming the ref. That’s what they’re doing.”
In other words, unless the moderators are all members of Trump’s immediate family, he feels like he’s being mistreated. How in the world did such a whiny weasel ever manage to succeed in anything? Oh, I forgot: He hasn’t been all that successful. If he was, he’d have no problem releasing his tax returns.
Personally, I kind of wish Megyn Kelly was going to be one of the moderators, because it seems Trump is truly afraid of her. But I also expect Lester Holt, Anderson Cooper, and Martha Raddatz to give the Orange Menace all he can handle.
Also, it’s clear what Trump’s trying to do: He’s trying to lower expectations. That way, if he makes a fool of himself at the debates, he can blame the moderators and the entire debate system instead of taking responsibility. He’s done that same thing his entire life.
This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org