Donald Trump embarrassed himself and the country on Tuesday night, and his utter failure to simply debate an opponent on the issues was all over the news cycle on Wednesday. Trying desperately to distract American voters, Trump went on Twitter rampages throughout the day insisting that he won, that his failures were the fault of moderator Chris Wallace, and that everyone and everything is just so unfair to him. By early evening, he strayed off into other random tantrums.
Just landed in Minnesota. Hasn’t been won by a Republican since 1972, and we saved Minneapolis. Also opened the massive and beautiful Iron Range, which Obama and Sleepy Joe closed. Thousands of jobs started back. They will close again. How can we lose?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 30, 2020
For a president who rants and rails endlessly about biased news outlets, he certainly expects Fox News to be one and to benefit him in the process. A news outlet, which Fox News claims to be, should cover both sides of a presidential campaign, but Trump has excoriated them on numerous occasions for not sticking to his script and allowing him to feed them every sentence they broadcast. Trump has been throwing himself a grievance party ever since entering office, but his criticism of Fox News shows to what extent Trump expects loyalty from his minions. It’s an alarming view of the president of the United States.
Trump should probably not wish for more viewers for his debates, either. Millions of people watching his meltdowns will not bode well for his campaign. He’s lucky on that account, however, since the ratings were behind those from the 2016 debates, and Americans seem less eager to watch Trump throw tantrums these days.
Twitter was not sympathetic to Trump’s woes, nor did they wish to celebrate the ratings on his disastrous performance. Read some of their comments below: