The first presidential debate closed with Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump looking confused and beaten at the cool hands of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. Trump had few coherent answers for Clinton’s crisp talking points and the far majority of viewers say Clinton easily won. After the debate concluded Trump immediately began crying foul claiming that the questions were loaded and that the moderator was against him. Trump’s campaign had planned to lose, but the beating was so bad that one of Trump’s most trusted advisers said if he were Trump he would pull out of all of the remaining debates.
Attempting to spin Trump’s embarrassing performance, former mayor of New York City, Rudy Giuliani, took to cable talk shows to decry Trump’s alleged unfair treatment. Giuliani said, “If I were Donald Trump I wouldn’t participate in another debate unless I was promised that a journalist would act like a journalist and not an incorrect, ignorant fact checker.” Giuliani then hedged his comments by saying he may not advise Trump to no longer participate, “I did not say what I’m advising, I’m saying what I would do. Whatever advice I give to Donald Trump, I’ll give to Donald Trump.”
The bar of expectations was set incredibly low for Trump. His performance is exactly what was expected — a rambling incoherent collection of babble. If that type of performance is all Trump has to offer in the remaining debates he would do himself a favor and stay home. However, Trump loves both positive and negative attention so he will be back.
Watch Giuliani’s comments below: