“Two Hundred and thirty-five days since Crooked Hillary Clinton has had a press conference and you as reporters, who give her all these glowing reports, should ask yourself why,” said Donald Trump today in a press conference in Doral, Florida the morning after the star studded Day 2 of the 2016 Democratic National Convention
“I’ll tell you why, because, despite the nice platitudes, she’s been a mess,” the GOP Presidential nominee added on the nearly 1-hour presser carried live on all the cable newers. “I think President Obama has been the most ignorant President in our history,” Trump also told the reporters after the current White House occupant took a few swipes at him on Today. “He will go down as one of the worst Presidents in the history of our country, it is a mess and Hillary Clinton will be even worse.”
“I put myself through your news conferences often, not that it’s fun,” the rare away from a camera Trump asserted, noting he’d been watching the Dems on TV the past few days. “Just ask yourself why she doesn’t have news conferences and honestly, the reason is there is no way that she can answer questions because the job she has done is so bad.”
Trump also reveled some of his past TV habits as he lashed out at a Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook for his remarks on ABC’s This Week on July 24 that the recent hacking of the DNC and its email correspondence could have been leaked “by the Russians for the purpose of helping Donald Trump”
“He reminded me of Jon Lovitz for Saturday Night Live in The Liar,” the ex-Celebrity Apprentice host said of Mook’s TV appearance. “Where he’d go, ‘yeah, yeah, I went to Harvard, Harvard, the GOPer and former NBCer then added, doing an pretty good impersonation of the 1985-1990 SNL cast member and his well known character.
This is the second time this week that SNL has become part of the political narrative. On Monday fellow former SNL 1994-1995 cast member Sarah Silverman and now Minnesota Senator Al Franken took the stage at the DNC in what became a joke heavy and then unsuccessful attempt at party unity between Clinton supporters and the Bernie Sanders delegates.
Laying out a litany of political sins against Dems’ nominee Clinton, ex-President Bill Clinton’s speech last night, the DNC email hack scandal, praising the RNC, the polls and the convention itself – particularly the status of the former Secretary of State’s real stance on the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, Trump’ comments on Wednesday come after a flood of similar remarks he put out on Twitter on Wednesday:
Not one American flag on the massive stage at the Democratic National Convention until people started complaining-then a small one. Pathetic
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 27, 2016
Trump also took his time on the stage to promise Russian President Vladimir Putin would respect America if he was POTUS, praising the RNC last week and his polls. “Honestly, they have no idea if it’s Russia, might be Russia” the Republican candidate told the assemble media and the camera, also noting reports that the DNC hack was carried out by China or even a lone hacker.At one point in the press conference, Trump seemed to encourage Russia to find the tens of thousands of private emails of Hillary Clinton’s that were seemingly delated before the FBI investigation of the private server she had while at the State Department from 2009 to 2013.
Tonight’s DNC see current VP Joe Biden speak to the delegates in Philadelphia as well as VP nominee Tim Kaine. The star attraction is President Barack Obama, who is expected to lay out the case for putting his former cabinet member in the White House as well as a look back at his own administration – which Trump could live-Tweet.