In the darkest hours of the night, Donald Trump’s campaign tweeted a response to the Democratic convention speeches, writing “Tonight was a sad night for the Democratic Party.” But the statement didn’t stop there.
Trump insisted that the Democratic Party:
‘They pretended those problems didn’t even exist. They described a vision of America that doesn’t even exist for most Americans, including the seventy percent of Americans who think our country is on the wrong track.’
Trump’s senior policy adviser Stephen Miller wrote the press release and commented on the speeches, starting with vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine, followed by Vice President Joe Biden, and finishing with President Barack Obama:
‘Instead of dealing with reality, they spoke in cheap, petty terms beneath the dignity of a convention. Their entire message could be summed up as: things are perfect, let’s not change a single thing.’
The statement insists that the Democrats are living in a fantasy, far removed from the suffering life that most Americans are living:
‘The entire message can be summed up as: things are perfect, let’s not change a thing.’
Trump has defined himself as the non-politician for change, playing on the fears of people who feel they have been betrayed by a “rigged system.” Ironically, the statement said:
‘[Democrats] resorted to the politics of fear, trying to convince Americans not to vote for change.’
Trump’s campaign said that the Democrats were bonded to the “big banks and big elites:”
‘Democrats offered only more rewards for the rich, powerful, and well-connected, and more and more angry, demeaning sniping attacks against all decent Americans who want change for their families.’
Trump says he is an agent of change. The Democratic speeches on Day 3 of the DNC built Trump into a dangerous erratic candidate, one who casually invites Russians to attack the U.S. government by hacking it.
The full statement is below:
Inbox: "Trump Campaign Statement On The DNC's Night Of Empty Rhetoric" pic.twitter.com/IwPni0LzWi
— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) July 28, 2016