Your average, well-adjusted human, after doing something poorly that they hoped to do well, generally, presented with the opportunity to do that thing again, will practice at it in the hope that they will do better than they did initially. Not so for the lazy narcissist!
Self-assessments notwithstanding, Donald Trump did not actually do very well at last week’s presidential debate, and the people who actually want him to win the election in November had hoped, reasonably enough, that he might try to do a better job this coming Sunday. At what was supposed to be something like a dress-rehearsal on Thursday, however, the man himself appeared unconcerned.
Conservative radio host and Trump surrogate Howie Carr served as moderator at a town hall in New Hampshire, relaying questions from a crowd of supporters hand-picked by the Trump campaign. Carr had said Trump would answer 20 questions, Politico reports, but the Republican presidential nominee only ended up taking about a dozen.
And while Sunday’s debate will stretch for 90 minutes without a bathroom break, Trump bolted from his town hall in Sandown after barely more than one-third of that time.
Trump’s campaign did place a two-minute countdown clock in front of their candidate on Thursday. He repeatedly blew past that time limit anyway.
“I said forget debate prep. I mean, give me a break,” Trump said at one point. “Do you really think that Hillary Clinton is debate-prepping for three or four days. Hillary Clinton is resting, okay?”
“Doing well, doing well,” Carr said. “I like this audience,” Trump said. “I like this audience.”
Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton reportedly spent five hours on foreign policy alone the day following Senator Tim Kaine’s debate with Governor Mike Pence.