Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump clashed on Sunday night in St Louis at their second debate – an event full of crosstalk and character attacks.
(ed: twitter tells me that trumps’ first public appearance since the ‘pussy’ tape – will be held in beaver p.a.- (i thought you should/need to know that..)
He prowled around Hillary Clinton – looming behind her when she approached the undecided voters in the audience.
He hugged himself and hooked his hands in his belt.
He inhaled so sharply through his nose that he sounded like he was snorting his own insults.
(ed:..that was the slow-release cocaine-implant – each sniff gave him another belt..)
Wounded animals behave in strange ways and Donald Trump was nothing if not strange at the second presidential debate.
He went far beyond barking his usual interruptions and conspiracies from the darkest corners of the internet: he answered a question from a Muslim voter by saying it was ‘a shame’ there was Islamophobia.
Then – two feet away from his questioner – he stoked Islamophobia as much as he possibly could: ‘We could be very politically correct, but whether we like it or not, there is a problem’.
He blamed Hillary Clinton for allowing him to pay no taxes.
‘Of course I do’ he admitted – when asked if he took advantage of tax loopholes.
‘So do all of her donors or most of her donors’.
He blamed both Clintons for raising the issue of sexual assault – as if he was just a hapless victim.
‘I think it’s disgraceful and I think she should be ashamed of herself,
if you want to know the truth’ he said.
In any normal presidential debate a nominee would be embarrassed to say something that evoked Gerald Ford’s calamitous assertion that there was no Soviet domination of eastern Europe.
But Trump bettered Ford by several thermonuclear warheads: ‘I know about Russia but I know nothing about the inner workings of Russia’ he said.
The nicest thing you could say about Trump’s performance was that it was bonkers.
A Red Bull display of sheer madness all the way to the end – when Clinton complimented his children.