Asset? Act normally? It’s rare, but when it does, it’s dangerous.
On a special episode of The new abnormal Responding to the final presidential debate, Molly Jong-Fast and Rick Wilson are joined by Daily Beast Editor-in-Chief Tim Teeman Senator Gary Peters (D-MI), who is here to describe the fight against voter bullying in polling stations, and TNA fave, GOP political consultant Mike Madrid.
Molly was appalled at Trump’s near-normal debate performance. “It’s almost worse when Trump is trying to be normal than when Trump is just crazy,” she said. “When he acts like a normal president… then you are constantly controlling him in a way that you don’t when he’s just huffing and huffing and yelling.
Madrid, a veteran Republican pollster now working with the Lincoln Project, said Trump’s relative calm on stage means he cannot yet be counted out of the race. “If he just blew his top off, set his hair on fire and lay off, then we’d be like, OK, it’s done,” he says. “He can lie in different reports.”
But Rick isn’t convinced Trump has done enough to turn the tide. “My theory of the matter at hand was that Trump needed an absolute knockout, absolutely necessary to slaughter Joe Biden on this stage tonight. And I don’t think he got there. I don’t think he’s even close to getting there, ”he said.
Away from the debate stage, Tim Teeman joined the gang to discuss the Trump campaign’s latest “waste” effort to woo LGBTQ voters by claiming that Trump has always been an ally. “I don’t know about Donald Trump’s personal fanaticism, but it doesn’t matter whether he is personally fanatic or not,” he said. “He advances bigotry for his own ends. And that honestly makes him as dangerous as the bigot with a pair of wrenches in his fist, ready to punch you in the face on the street.
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