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Thu Sep 29, 2016, 07:35 AM

A new report confirms that Donald Trump was too lazy to seriously practice for the debate

http://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2016/9/28/13089718/donald-trump-lost-debate


A new report confirms that Donald Trump was too lazy to seriously practice for the debate
Updated by Andrew Prokop @awprokop Sep 28, 2016, 10:40a


Why was Donald Trump so frequently unfocused and rambling during the first general election debate? According to a new report from the New York Timesís Patrick Healey, Ashley Parker, and Maggie Haberman based on campaign sources, itís basically because he wasnít really into practicing.

The Times reports that Trump really, really didnít like traditional debate prep ó the format where you stand up at a podium and, you know, practice debating. So he instead focused ďmostly on conversations and discussions with advisers.Ē

When the campaign did try to plan a more traditional debate prep, the reporters write, ďMr. Trump found it hard to focus during those meetings, according to multiple people briefed on the process who requested anonymity to discuss internal deliberations.Ē

On one level, this story is a pretty blatant attempt from Trumpís advisers to make sure that Trump, rather than them, gets the blame for a first debate that most now agree went poorly for him.

On another level, the article is a deliberate attempt from those advisers to get Trumpís attention and scare him into shaping up, since we all know how closely he reads his news clippings.

But the big picture here is that Trump has, once again, proven either unable or unwilling to put in the often tedious work thatís necessary both to running a competent campaign and to being a good president.


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Reply A new report confirms that Donald Trump was too lazy to seriously practice for the debate (Original post)
babylonsister Sep 2016 OP
etherealtruth Sep 2016 #1
Proud Liberal Dem Sep 2016 #2
C_U_L8R Sep 2016 #3
spiderpig Sep 2016 #4
Democat Sep 2016 #6
gademocrat7 Sep 2016 #5
jberryhill Sep 2016 #7
uponit7771 Sep 2016 #8
brooklynite Sep 2016 #9
napkinz Sep 2016 #10
crazylikafox Sep 2016 #11
unitedwethrive Sep 2016 #12

Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Sep 29, 2016, 07:41 AM

1. Low energy and unintelligent ... but, that was obvious prior to the debate n/t

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Sep 29, 2016, 07:43 AM

2. He probably thinks

that, as with everything else, he will just be handed the job.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Sep 29, 2016, 07:47 AM

3. Palinesque

I don't know if you can fix this when the core product is so rotten

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Sep 29, 2016, 07:49 AM

4. Just what we need in the Oval Office.

Didn't the country learn anything after 8 years of Shrub?

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Response to spiderpig (Reply #4)

Thu Sep 29, 2016, 08:09 AM

6. The fact that we had 8 years of Bush instead of 4

Tells you everything you need to know.

But Clinton is fighting for all of us now and she is a smart woman.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Sep 29, 2016, 07:59 AM

5. He is the most unqualified person ever to run for President.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Sep 29, 2016, 08:10 AM

7. How could this have been a surprise to anyone?


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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Sep 29, 2016, 08:11 AM

8. Dumbass Donald's IQ is NOT... NOT as high as he thinks it is, he has a lot of money that covers

... for the avg fuck up

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Sep 29, 2016, 08:13 AM

9. IOW - A campaign source leaked the fact that it wasn't their fault...

 

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Sep 29, 2016, 10:27 AM

10. K&R

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Sep 29, 2016, 10:37 AM

11. Not just lazy. He's incapable of that kind of focus.

That's why I'm not worried that he'll decide to practice & do much better in the next debate. He just won't be able to do it. I figured that out after ready his ghostwriter Tony Schwartz's New Yorker article this past summer. He's got a severe attention deficit problem.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Sep 29, 2016, 11:06 AM

12. His entire life, everything has just been handed to him, so he never developed a work ethic.

To me, this is a major reason his is not qualified for the job that he seeks.

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