As the 2020 general election approaches, President Donald Trump remains apparently ready to fly off-the-rails at a moment’s notice in response to the slightest of criticisms. This week, a guest on Fox News named A.B. Stoddard criticized Trump’s performances at 2016 general election debates, and even though she delivered that remark in passing while discussing the more acute issue of Mike Bloomberg’s struggles at the latest Democratic debates, Trump is still freaking out. It’s as if he just can’t or won’t conceive of anyone anywhere with any kind of legitimate complaint about him.
‘So @TeamCavuto has very bad ratings on @foxnews with his Fake guests like A.B.Stoddard and others that still haven’t figured it all out. Will he get the same treatment as his friend Shepherd Smith, who also suffered from the ratings drought?’
So @TeamCavuto has very bad ratings on @foxnews with his Fake guests like A.B.Stoddard and others that still haven’t figured it all out. Will he get the same treatment as his friend Shepherd Smith, who also suffered from the ratings drought?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 21, 2020
They supposedly haven’t figured what all out exactly? Trump consistently talks like supporting his campaign is some kind of messianic revelation. He’s suggested that his “movement” is the greatest in American history, and he’s freely veered from proclaiming himself the “chosen one” to insisting that he’s the top law enforcement officer in the U.S. (He’s not.) He’s also asserted that Article 2 of the Constitution gives him the power to do whatever he wants (it doesn’t), and he’s joked about serving more than the legally mandated limit of two presidential terms. (Joking about turning the U.S. into an autocracy isn’t exactly funny!)
In this case, Trump seems to be suggesting that the Fox host who originally hosted Goddard should be kicked off the air. (Shep Smith recently left the network.) He tried to support his contention that he actually did very well at 2016 debates by touting online “poll” results from the time that showed more clicks for the option that he “won” than the option that he didn’t. These polls were not scientific by any stretch of the imagination — they measured clicks for one option or the other, not individual people and their responses. It’s unclear if Trump — the president of the United States — understands the difference.
Trump is still mad about a Fox News guest who criticized him a number of hours ago pic.twitter.com/aMiO7VNCSX
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) February 21, 2020
Check out Twitter’s response below…