September 27, 2016


The Alt-Right Tries To Spin Trump Debate Performance And Fails (Anjali Sareen, September 27, 2016, National Memo)

The alt-right, the fringe sect of conservatism that is marked by white nationalist allegiances, is struggling to make sense of the debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump last night. Despite attempts to shill for Trump, as usual, many in the alt-right are finding it difficult to reasonably deny that Clinton won, in every sense of the word.

Stormfront, the site founded by a Ku Klux Klan leader and seen as a premier website for alt-right neo-Nazis, had several posts from readers indicating their view that Hillary won the debate. Deadspin rounded up some of these posts, and they include at least one person saying, "I'm a hard core  [sic] Trump supporter - and was from the very beginning - but Hillary mopped the floor with Trump tonight." Another added, "sorry but he got crushed tonight."

Meanwhile Breitbart News, the Trump sock-puppet nationalist site run by Stephen Bannon, is pushing the idea that Trump won, and hard, but is flailing. The Breitbart front page is running headlines like "+5% Say Hilary Won - But Trump Picks Up Undecideds" and "Hillary's Name Misspelled On The Debate Ticket." Clinton's name being misspelled, then, is clearly big news for the alt-right fan site.

And his surrogates think he did so bad he should duck the rest, Rudy Giuliani thinks Donald Trump should skip the next debates (The Week, 9/27/16)
In Rudy Giuliani's opinion, Donald Trump's first presidential debate should be his last. Unless, that is, Trump could secure a promise that the next debate moderator would stick to being just that: a moderator. "If I were Donald Trump, I wouldn't participate in another debate unless I was promised the journalist would act like a journalist, and not an ignorant fact check," the former New York City mayor said Monday night after the debate, per a video from the spin room posted by Bloomberg.

Of course, he can't even convince himself he wasn't a mess, Donald Trump wonders aloud whether his debate mic was sabotaged (The Week, 9/27/16)

Donald Trump swears he isn't trying to start any "conspiracy theories," but he couldn't help but wonder Tuesday morning on Fox & Friends whether anyone else noticed something fishy about his microphone at Monday night's presidential debate. "I had a problem with a microphone that didn't work. My microphone was terrible. I wonder, was it set up that way on purpose? My microphone -- in the room they couldn't hear me, you know, it was going on and off. Which isn't exactly great. I wonder if it was set up that way, but it was terrible," 

It's not the mic's fault that he spoke.

Posted by at September 27, 2016 2:35 PM