Donald Trump Jr.’s speech during night one of the Republican National Convention had some good moments. The first memorable one was this jab at Biden, whom he called the “Loch Ness Monster of the Swamp.” I imagine the memesmiths are working up terrific content with that as I type.
Donald Trump, Jr.: “Biden has promised to take that money back out of your pocket and keep it in the swamp. That makes sense though, considering Joe Biden is basically the Loch Ness Monster of the swamp.” https://t.co/7RTGczl9LV #RNC2020 pic.twitter.com/x6R9MHExzT
— ABC News (@ABC) August 25, 2020
But the best part was when Trump Jr. framed the election as “church, work, and school versus rioting, looting, and vandalism.” That’s a dead-on accurate description and it hits exactly the right note. This is what Republicans need to hammer home for the next few months at every opportunity.
— Team Trump (Text TRUMP to 88022) (@TeamTrump) August 25, 2020
Unfortunately, the evening had a real downturn when Don Jr.’s girlfriend, Kimberly Guilfoyle, took the stage. I’m not sure why Guilfoyle was asked to speak at the Republican National Convention when there are so many conservative firebrands like Brandon Straka or Candace Owens to pick from. It was inexplicable and almost unlistenable. Whoever coached her should be fired. I fully expect this to make it into an SNL skit. It deserves every bit of ridicule it’s going to get. I couldn’t tell if she was trying to channel Stifler’s Mom or Ursula the Sea Witch.
— Tracy Xepoleas Toth (@TracyXepoleas) August 25, 2020
Someone give her a cup of tea and retire her somewhere off-camera. Never do that again, RNC. Never.
— Brad 30330 Townley (@brad_townley) August 25, 2020
Can we have a moratorium on the girlfriends of Republicans speaking at events, please? I don’t know whose idea it was, but that guy should be canned. There is a list of other people I’d rather hear from— Diamond and Silk, Brandon Straka, Candace Owens, Bryson Gray, the Black Guns Matter guy, and even Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. Any of those people would have been so much better. Guilfoyle is not a popular figure among some Trump supporters. Most people I know are very uncomfortable with Don Jr.’s choice to throw over his wife and five kids for a Fox News babe.
The RNC got considerable heat when the speakers were announced, and so many of them were Trump’s family members. Ivanka and Tiffany are scheduled to speak later in the week and many are asking why. There are up and coming Republicans who should be given some air time and who can articulate conservative beliefs to the country in ways that the Trump children cannot. I hope after the Guilfoyle disaster the RNC will rethink its decision and get serious about their speaker list.
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