Trump is making a mockery of the show, and the Wolf Blitzers and Anderson Coopers of the world seem appalled. he ninth Republican debate, in Greenville, South Carolina, is classic Trump.
He turns these things into WWE contests, and since he has actual WWE experience after starring in Wrestlemania in 2007, he knows how to play these moments like a master.
He likes women, which got him into beauty pageants. The presidential electoral process, however, is a sick joke, in which everyone loses except the people behind the rope line.
And he likes being famous, which got him into reality TV. That put him in position to understand that the presidential election campaign is really just a badly acted, billion-dollar TV show whose production costs ludicrously include the political disenfranchisement of its audience. And every time some pundit or party spokesman tries to deny it, Trump picks up another vote.
He steps to the lectern and does his Mussolini routine, which he's perfected over the past months. "She's beautiful, but she's more beautiful even on the inside," he says, raising a finger to the heavens. " Before the speech, the PA announcer had told us not to "touch or harm" any protesters, but to instead just surround them and chant, "Trump! I'd seen this ritual several times, and the crowd always loves it. " and was immediately set upon by Trump supporters, who yelled "Trump! The whole Trump run is like a In a Trump presidency, there will be free tar and feathers provided at the executive's every public address. That's terrible." Then, theatrically, he turns his back to the crowd.