In a move that goes against the political rules of decorum, Democrats have swarmed to Cleveland this week, giving interviews in an attempt to draw focus away from Donald Trump as he receives the Republican Party’s official nomination for president.
Debbie Wasserman Schultz took matters a step further by actually giving an over-the-top Trump-bashing interview from inside the Republican National Convention arena.
Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz took her disdain for the Republican Party and its presumptive presidential nominee right to the source Monday, criticizing both during interviews from inside the arena at the GOP convention in Cleveland.
Declaring that Donald Trump should go “nowhere near the White House,” Wasserman Schultz told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer that Trump is “the most divisive, bigoted, unprepared, unqualified major-party candidate that has ever run.”
Going further, the DNC Chairwoman promised that “that’s the contrast that we’re going to draw. Whatever is said on this stage tonight and through this week, Donald Trump can’t run away from his horrific personal and business record.”
The rules of fair play have typically dictated each party lay low during the other’s national convention. This courtesy allows each party to have their moment of celebration while presenting their case (i.e. their platform and their candidate) to the nation.
But this year, the Democrats seem determined to steal the spotlight away from Donald Trump.
Giving an interview to CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, DNC Chairwoman Wasserman Schultz calls Donald Trump “dangerous, unqualified, bigoted, divisive, and unprepared.” She describes his talking points as “inexperienced bluster.”
The Democrats’ primary tactic in defeating Trump appears to be to emphasize his often harsh rhetoric and off-the-cuff sense of humor. Meanwhile, the DNC is ignoring the ample statistical evidence that Americans are positively responding to exactly those qualities in Trump.
The Democrats are pouncing on any little issue they can find to distract Trump from his winning talking points with regard to common sense restrictions on immigration and an “America First” approach to foreign policy.
Monday, a firestorm was lit when it was felt Donald’s wife Melania had “stolen” a short phrase from an old speech by Michelle Obama, in what was determined to be an innocent mistake.
Rumors are swirling that the Democrats have, in fact, formulated a plan to disrupt the GOP convention. Despite the many distractions inside and out of the convention arena, the RNC has continued on with their focus on the matters of the Party.
Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s decision to give such a crass interview from inside the Republican Convention has led to a strong backlash of condemnation from conservatives. She gave a nearly identical interview to MSNBC outside the convention.
When MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell called out Wasserman Schultz on Hillary Clinton’s massive negatives — 67% of people don’t trust her — the DNC Chairwoman brushed these numbers aside by asserting blindly that Hillary is “the most admired and respected woman in the entire world.”
One has to wonder how the Democrats will react if next week Reince Priebus gives an interview from inside the Democratic National Convention on Hillary’s email, FBI or Benghazi scandals.