Donald Trump’s Senior Policy Advisor, Stephen Miller, released the campaign’s official reaction to the fabulous and inspirational speeches from the third night of the DNC, which included speeches from Vice President Joe Biden and President Barack Obama.
Inbox: “Trump Campaign Statement On The DNC’s Night Of Empty Rhetoric” pic.twitter.com/IwPni0LzWi
— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) July 28, 2016
The full statement is copied below. Get ready to laugh at the spin.
‘Tonight was a sad night for the Democratic Party. They offered no solutions for the problems facing America – in fact, they pretended those problems didn’t even exist. They described vision of America that doesn’t exist for most Americans, including the seventy percent of Americans who think our country is on the wrong track. Never has a party been so disconnected from what is happening in our world.’
‘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. So they resorted to the politics of fear, trying to convince Americans not to vote for change – they spoke on behalf of the big banks and the big elites, not on behalf of suffering Americans. They want to keep the system rigged for their donors. Period. Rigged trade deals, a rigged economy, and open borders that benefit the few at the expense of the many.’
‘Our campaign offers a bold, exciting, detailed vision for the future. Tonight, the Democrats’ [sic] offered only more rewards for the rich, powerful, and well-connected, and more angry, demeaning, sniping attacks against all decent Americans who want change for their families. –Stephen Miller, Senior Policy Advisor’
A few of these statements stand out in particular. The idea that the DNC “resorted to the politics of fear” is laughable in its hypocrisy. This comes from a political party that dedicated a night of its convention to keeping “America safe” by featuring parents whose children were killed by “illegal aliens,” as if no one was ever murdered by an American citizen. The speakers that day described allowing Muslim refugees from war-torn countries to come into the United States as a dangerous, ridiculous idea, even though not one of the mass killings that have occurred since 1980 was committed by a refugee.
It is also stunning to hear Miller, speaking for Donald Trump, say that “Instead of dealing with reality, they spoke in cheap, petty terms beneath the dignity of a convention.” This is a party who invited D-list former underwear model and soap opera star Antonio Sabato, Jr. to represent them in front of the world while insisting that our president is a “secret Muslim.” Sabato knows this, he said, because he “feels it,” he “knows Christians,” and Obama isn’t one. That’s dignity to the RNC, folks.
After the shameful catastrophe that was the RNC, Republicans have absolutely nothing to say about the brilliance and inspiration that made up night three of the Democratic National Convention.