The question was, “What would Donald Trump do if North Korea had ballistic missiles that can carry nuclear weapons to the continental United States?” The Trump campaign chairwoman’s response was… well… just pathetic.
Charlie put it very simply. It wasn’t a gotcha question. He didn’t spin it in a weird context. What would Trump do if North Korea wanted to attack us with a nuclear missle? It’s a great question, considering Trump will be responsible for the defense of our nation and will have the capacity to launch our nuclear arsenal as well.
Kellyanne Conway’s response was the kind of thing that ends careers. Even if your candidate doesn’t have a plan, you need to have some kind of answer that sounds slightly normal. She failed in this regard in a way that I can’t recall ever seeing in a presidential election.
Her first response to “What would Trump do?” was to complain about Obama. To his credit, Charlie got uncharacteristically perturbed by her shenanigans and interrupted her, while complaining about the fact that this is all Republicans ever do when you ask them a question — change the subject and talk about the Democrats.
So then, he put it to her again. What would Trump do if he knew North Korea had the actual capability of striking the U.S. with a nuke? Kellyanne’s response was that Trump would look out for the interests of America.
REALLY? That’s great to know a president would care about America. It’s such a new, fresh and unexpectedly innovative approach to war policy. Look out for America’s interests — Why didn’t we think of this before?!
Charlie was really annoyed. He tried a third time to ask what Trump would do. Finally, Kellyanne was out of canned responses and she paused, looked at Charlie with a veiled panic for just a moment, then said Trump never reveals his secrets.
So, there you have it folks. We have a guy who wants to be president, but when asked how he will do literally anything, it’s a secret and he won’t tell. I’m telling you, I feel like I’m plugged into a bad computer simulation that is running an impossibly stupid presidential campaign scenario. Wake me when it’s over please?
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