Republican party operatives are reportedly fretting about Donald Trump's upcoming response to Hillary Clinton's epic takedown of him last week. So Fox News host Sean Hannity is there to help!
In case you missed it, Clinton shredded Trump last week and Trump didn't have much of a response.
Trump’s immediate reaction consisted of calling Hillary Clinton “pathetic” in a few tweets and during rallies but little coordinated response, as few Republicans rose to his defense and campaign surrogates did little to change the narrative. Some campaign staffers and Trump supporters are concerned about the lean operation’s slow and sometimes disjointed response operation and ongoing failure to hire more staff.
Trump now plans to respond on Monday. But the GOP establishment has the jitters, according to Politico:
But Trump’s promise to deliver a speech about “all the things that have taken place with the Clintons,” never mind a yearlong campaign replete with impolitic, off-the-cuff statements, unnerves some in the establishment.
“It needs to be credible. He can’t give a ‘four Pinocchios’ tin-foil hat speech,” said Bruce Haynes, a GOP strategist in Washington. “If he’s going to disqualify her, the evidence that supports his case has to be legitimate. It can’t be the musings, whims and wannabes of the conspiracy illuminati. The good news for Trump is there is more than enough credible evidence out there to organize and demonstrate why she should never be president.”
What Politico didn't mention is that a 24/7 cable news network has Trump's back. And in Hannity's case, Trump's front, too. Hannity ended his show Thursday night as usual, with a question for the viewers. But this one was designed more to help Trump than to get the audience's pulse. The question:
"What Clinton controversy should Donald Trump focus on most in his speech on Monday?"
For extra fairness and balance, Fox News tweeted the question, with a link to Trump's twitter account.
The Stop Hannity Express says tie publicly Hannocchio’s name 24/7 to Trumpster’s. Tell the masses that this old hawk agrees with Trumpster’s racism.
It’s bad enough that the major players pretend there are two sides to every story and treat politics as an evenly balanced football game, but the ridiculous conceit the Fox is actually influencing public opinion is just beyond comprehension.
Caught a glimpse of Newt saying that something would not be a problem “if Donald decides to withdraw and leave the field to someone else, …” I’d not thought about the possibility that they could actually pay him to leave. I’ve always expected him to get bored with the whole idea but he’ll want to get at least the money he “lent” to his campaign. A loan is not equivalent to spending one’s own money in my book.
In a way it would be kind of beautiful. The right wing has ratcheted themselves so far out into crazy territory, they have set themselves up to be victims of the world’s biggest con. Hee hee hee!!!!!
Just you watch …