Donald Trump blamed a sabotaged microphone – the same mic that everybody heard him perfectly through – for his poor debate performance last night. And even though this latest whine echoes his “lousy earpiece” excuse for his David Duke debacle, not one of the three Fox & Friends cohosts challenged a word.
Although Trump kept insisting he had won the presidential debate at Hofstra University last night – and nobody in his Curvy Couch Cheering Squad disagreed – it was clear he and the Fox & Friends cohosts knew he lost.
Near the end, Trump came up with his latest conspiracy theory – while pretending he doesn’t promote conspiracy theories.
TRUMP: I had a problem with a microphone that didn’t work. I don’t know if you saw that in the room but my microphone was terrible. I think – I wonder, was it set up that way on purpose? My microphone, in the room, they couldn’t hear me. It was going on and off
Cohost Steve Doocy murmured sympathetically.
TRUMP: Which isn’t exactly great. I wonder if it was set up that way but it was terrible that – when I tested it, it was beautiful, like an hour before, I said what a great mic. But in actuality…
But as The Huffington Post noted, the crowd reaction indicated otherwise.
The audience appeared to hear Trump just fine when he said, “My strongest asset, maybe by far, is my temperament.” That comment prompted the crowd to erupt into laughter, ignoring instructions not to make noise.
Furthermore, the millions of people watching and listening elsewhere heard Trump just fine, too.
Instead of pointing any of that out, Doocy helped validate Trump.
DOOCY: You mean, to the people listening in the hall could not hear your full answers?
TRUMP: Well, it was on and off and it was much lower than hers.
Cohost Ainsley Earhardt murmured sympathetically.
TRUMP: I don’t want to believe in conspiracy theories, of course, but it was much lower than hers and it was crackling. And she didn’t have that problem. That was, to me, a bad problem because you have a bum mic, it’s not exactly good.
Rather than challenge Trump’s laughable claim not to “want to believe” in conspiracy theories and pointing out that Trump started his political career promoting a bogus birther conspiracy theory or asking why he didn’t say a word about a faulty mic during the actual debate, Earhardt changed the subject to tell Trump how much “the press liked,” that he talked to “so many people” after the debate, “I understand this never happens,” she chirped appreciatively.
“Including your harshest critics!” Kilmeade gushed. “What went into that?”
This is at least the second time Trump has tried to blame equipment for his blunders. When he astounded CNN viewers with his refusal to disavow the endorsement of former Klansman David Duke, Trump blamed "a lousy earpiece" after the fact.
Not surprisingly, Fox gave Trump a pass for that whopper, too.
Watch the Fox & Friends lapdogs in action, below, from the September 27 Fox & Friends. Also below is a Huffington Post video showing just how much Trump engages in conspiracy theories.
Wonder of wonders. A right-wing conspiracy pimped by Fox News.
Some crackpot following me on Twitter is saying some guy quickly snatched Hillary’s notes off her podium after the debate. It’s a conspiracy! Crooked Hillary cheated again! What were on her notes?!?
Or maybe it’s the conservative conspiracy she always debates with a hidden microphone in her ear. Is that Saul Alinsky’s ghost whispering into her ear?
Oh, the real conspiracy is Hillary sabotaged Trump’s mic. Her and Bill probably killed the sound guy just like Vince Foster.
No… no… it’s a liberal msm conspiracy so let’s blame closet lefty Lester Holt. He asked Trump tough question so who can blame him for drinking gallons of water to cool down and acting like an intemperate fool?
Or maybe – hear me out here Fox News – it’s your buffoon of a candidate is so arrogant and narcissistic he decided not to prepare and largely made an ass of himself before the largest debate audience ever.
The BS runs so deep with this guy I wonder if he even knows how full of sh*t he really is —.