As you might recall during the 2008 election, Sarah Palin was asked a question from Katie Couric about what newspapers she read. Palin answered:
“I’ve read most of them again with a great appreciation for the press, for the media…”
When Couric asked her to be more specific, she said:
“Um, all of them, any of them that have been in front of me over all these years.”
Couric then asked if she could name one, and Palin replied:
“I have a vast variety of sources where we get our news.”
Stupid, right? She couldn’t name one newspaper. She could have said the New York Times, or the Washington Post, or the Wall Street Journal, or hell, she could have said The National Enquirer. However, no, she couldn’t answer the question.
Flash forward to 2016 and Anderson Cooper questioning Donald Trump and it will make you wish for Sarah Palin not knowing a specific newspaper. Trump is now making Palin look like a rocket scientist with his inability to directly answer a question, and has made an art of the redirect.
Cooper asked Trump if he really believes Hillary Clinton is, as he says, a bigot. Trump responded by saying she is a bigot because of what’s happening in the inner cities.
No, Donald, that doesn’t make any sense, and Cooper agrees with that sentiment because he quickly explained to Trump what a bigot actually is. However, Trump being Trump keeps insisting that Hillary is a bigot because of this or that or the other, but never truly answers Cooper’s question. Trump just keeps repeating the lie over and over and over.
I would write a transcript for the conversation that occurred between Trump and Cooper, but it makes less sense than even Sarah Palin.
His inability to answer the question is very, very telling. It’s also just Trump being a classic narcissist projecting back what almost everyone is calling him. Trump is losing so badly, he’s literally at the point of just making sh*t up with nothing to back it up.
Kudos to Anderson Cooper for holding him to the question. Too bad he never actually got an answer.
Watch the idiocy unfold here:
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