In a week full of terrible media headlines, this baffling entry still takes the cake. And the ice cream and a bunch of candy bars.
“I Played Trump in Hillary Clinton’s 2016 Debate Prep. Here’s What It Takes to Beat Him” – Politico
Correct me if I’m wrong, but I don’t recall Hillary Clinton beating Trump.
The piece comes from Philippe Reines, one of those Clintonworlders who infuriated everyone outside the Hillarysphere and no longer has any kind of real place now that the S.S. Clinton is drifting to the bottom of the Hudson River to be later recovered by divers and archeologists looking for the lost treasure of the Clinton Foundation.
At this point, Reines’ claim to fame is that he played Trump in debate prep. And he has little to offer except the same old shameless flattery.
“And without question, she did the debates right. They were her most successful three days between the high of accepting the nomination and the low of Election Day.”
Without question. Until the Russians hacked her brain.
Anyway, what’s Reines’ advice?
One possible tactic is to simply, and calmly, count out loud. First time he lies, the nominee should say, “That was the first of many lies to come because that’s what he does best.” After that, when Trump lies again, the nominee should interject with a simple “Lie number two,” or, “That was a few, so we’re up to six.” The moderator might scold the candidate for interrupting, but he or she should respond, “If you were calling out his lies, I wouldn’t have to. But someone has to. He gets away with it all day every day. But not here, not now.”
Surely, this passive aggressive tactic will win the hearts and minds of Americans. It worked for Hillary.