On Fox News today during the “Your World with Neil Cavuto” show a guest analyst with a serious anti-Trump bent predictably used her time to trash POTUS.
A.B. Stoddard is one of those never Trump people who still has not gotten over the loss. They were talking about the disastrous Dem debates and Stoddard oddly took a shot at Trump.
“I think that Donald Trump had disastrous debate performances,” Stoddard said before calling his performance “cringeworthy.”
Now, inside the beltway, on technical points about arcane knowledge no one remembers or cares about one, could say Hillary held her own.
But a debate is about moving people and landing memorable lines that knockout the competition and echo through history.
Trump clearly won that battle.
Compare Trump’s line, ‘Cause you’d be in jail,” to Hillary’s “go fact check Trump at my website” and you get the idea. Or ‘Only Rosie.”
To prove that even more, the thing the Dem base wants in a candidate more than anything else is someone who can beat Trump in a debate and beat him on social media.
They want someone who will hit back. It’s not so easy as we saw with Bloomberg’s implosion last night.
But that’s why Bloomberg was rising – one New Hampshire voter said she switched from Biden to Bloomberg because Biden was not hitting back about the Hunter stuff.
Trump clearly agreed and ripped Stoddard and Paul Ryan who he blamed for Fox’s change in attitude toward him.
“Could somebody at @foxnews please explain to Trump hater A.B. Stoddard (zero talent!) and @TeamCavuto, that I won every one of my debates, from beginning to end,” Trump wrote. “Check the polls taken immediately after the debates. The debates got me elected. Must be Fox Board Member Paul Ryan!”
Stoddard, as part of a panel discussion analyzing Wednesday night’s Democratic Presidential debate, ripped Trump’s performances from four years ago in the context of Mike Bloomberg’s struggles.
“I think that Donald Trump had disastrous debate performances,” Stoddard said. “Many answers were so cringeworthy. You just couldn’t even believe that he was standing on the stage. And he’s president.”
UPDATE 6:20 p.m. ET: Cavuto fired back at the president to close his show on Thursday — with a stinging fact-check which noted that Trump was, in the near-unanimous opinion of experts and polls, deemed to have lost his debates in 2016.
“He did not [win the debates],” Cavuto said.
Could somebody at @foxnews please explain to Trump hater A.B. Stoddard (zero talent!) and @TeamCavuto, that I won every one of my debates, from beginning to end. Check the polls taken immediately after the debates. The debates got me elected. Must be Fox Board Member Paul Ryan!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 20, 2020