Why didn’t Hillary Clinton announce that she had been given debate questions early, Donald Trump wants to know. Apparently, this is eating away at whatever passes for a soul within the wretched husk of a douchebag who is currently leading the Republican Party into oblivion. If this seems like a stupid question to you, don’t worry — it is.
“Why didn’t Hillary Clinton announce that she was inappropriately given the debate questions – she secretly used them!” Trump tweeted Monday morning. “Crooked Hillary.”
Why didn't Hillary Clinton announce that she was inappropriately given the debate questions – she secretly used them! Crooked Hillary.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 20, 2016
Boy, wouldn’t it be a scandal if Hillary Clinton had been slipped the debate questions? Trump seems to be referencing a fake news report that claimed Clinton was given the questions for the first presidential debate a week in advance:
The first presidential debate was held and Hillary Clinton was proclaimed the winner by the media. Indeed Clinton was able to turn in a strong debate performance, but did she do so fairly? Multiple reports and leaked information from inside the Clinton camp claim that the Clinton campaign was given the entire set of debate questions an entire week before the actual debate.
Earlier last week an NBC intern was seen hand delivering a package to Clinton’s campaign headquarters, according to multiple sources. The package was not given to secretarial staff, as would normally happen, but the intern was instead ushered into the personal office of Clinton campaign manager Robert Mook. Members of the Clinton press corps from several media organizations were in attendance at the time, and a reporter from Fox News recognized the intern, but said he was initially confused because the NBC intern was dressed like a Fed Ex employee.
Boy, that would be damning if it didn’t come from the Baltimore Gazette, a known fake news source. Naturally, the denizens of Twitter felt Trump worthy only of mockery for demanding why Clinton didn’t announce she did something she didn’t actually do because a fake new source says she did:
@realDonaldTrump drop out
— Chris Bailey (@wigglechicken) October 20, 2016
— ⚾️ (@JPBoutros) October 20, 2016
— Seth (@SethCali) October 20, 2016
@realDonaldTrump why didn't Donald announce that he was secretly an alien who lives off of human tears? See, I can make up things too.
— West Lee (@NotthatAdamWest) October 20, 2016
— Darth Hendrick (@DarthHendrick) October 20, 2016
@realDonaldTrump Because she wasn't?
— Kelly Scaletta (@KellyScaletta) October 20, 2016
@realDonaldTrump To someone that can't learn Im sure it would look like she was cheating.
— Hunter (@gelada413) October 20, 2016
— Steve Clark (@steveclarkuk) October 20, 2016
@realdonaldtrump seems like that would be a dumb thing to announce, no?
— Tommy Vietor (@TVietor08) October 20, 2016
@realDonaldTrump such a nasty man
— Jason Boo-ley (@jasondashbailey) October 20, 2016
In case you’re wondering, Trump’s basket of deplorables definitely believes him — and they’ll be voting on November 8. Make sure you’re there too!
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