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Many Republicans were beginning to feel that perhaps former President Donald Trump’s time had passed.
However, that worry evaporated after he got the best of host Kaitlan Collins during a CNN town hall from New Hampshire on Wednesday.
It was surprising that Trump would engage at all with these fake-news foes, but between having the audience enraptured and the leftists apoplectic, it’s clear this was another expert move on his part.
Immediately after the television program wrapped up — some pointing out a full 20 minutes before its scheduled close — hosts Anderson Cooper and Jake Tapper were attempting to do the hit job that Collins couldn’t pull off.
“It was an interesting night. Mr. Trump’s first lie was told just seconds into the night with his false, familiar claim that the 2020 election was, quote, ‘a rigged election,’” Tapper griped.
“And the falsehoods kept coming, fast and furious, about the January 6 insurrection, about the threat to Vice President Pence, about Pence’s ability to overturn the election, about COVID, about the economy, and more,” Tapper kept going, himself sounding “fast and furious.”
“He called a black law enforcement officer a thug,” Tapper claimed, referring to Trump’s assessment of Capitol Police Lt. Michael Byrd, who killed unarmed Jan. 6 protester Ashli Babbitt.
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