Donald Trump Makes Delusional Claim About SC GOP Debate Audience

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Donald Trump doesn’t like being confronted. It was obvious when Ted Cruz used a staple gun to attach Trump’s long-standing boosterism of Planned Parenthood to Trump’s forehead. He really didn’t like it when he was booed by the audience for his descent into rhretoric that we haven’t heard since Cindy Sheehan went back on her meds.


Trump can’t allow that he is wrong, and often offensively so, so there has to be a grand conspiracy involved. For instance:


TRUMP: You saw it the other night it the debate. I did well in the debate. A lot of people said I won that debate. But when I walked in, it’s like, my wife was clapping, my kids were clapping, but the whole room was made up of special interests and donors. Which is a disgrace from the RNC. The RNC had better get its act together. Because I signed a pledge, but the pledge isn’t being honored by them. I signed a pledge but the pledge isn’t being honored by the RNC. Because those tickets were all special interest people. And I know them. I’m looking in the audience. Some of them are friends of mine and they’re booing me because they’re having fun.

To put it in as mild a form as possible, this is a bald-faced lie. Totally. From start to finish. Including the words “and” and “the.”

Sean Spicer, a spokesman for the commitee, offered a breakdown of debate attendance on Saturday night to show the relatively small number of donors in the audience. Of the approximately 1,600 people who attended, 300 tickets were given to Republican “grass-roots” activists and elected officials, 600 were divided evenly among the six candidates, and only 10 went to R.N.C. donors.

The remaining tickets, according to Mr. Spicer, went to the South Carolina Republican Party and to CBS, which hosted the debate.

A senior official with the South Carolina Republican Party estimated that there were no more than 300 donors in the crowd.

Discrediting his detractors is not a new approach for Mr. Trump. When he faced an unfriendly audience in New Hampshire last week, he suggested that the national committee was trying to keep his supporters away.

“Let me just tell you, we needed tickets,” Mr. Trump said. “You can’t get them. You know who has the tickets — to the television audience? Donors, special interests, the people that are putting up the money. That’s who it is. The R.N.C. told us.”


The reason that Trump is regularly booed by audiences at GOP debates is that he really isn’t a Republican and he definitely isn’t a conservative, fiscal or social. His clown act of running as a third party is really getting old. He should either shut up about these Bilderberg-style conspiracies that target him or he should go ahead and focus on running outside the GOP. His mewling and lying about being treated unfairly is making a lot of people ill.


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