President Trump’s reelection campaign came out swinging for the fences by delivering harsh criticism of the first night of the Democratic National Convention which opened up on Monday night, calling it a “Hollywood-produced infomercial.”
The first night of the event, which is being held virtually due to the coronavirus, featured speakers like former first lady Michelle Obama, Sen. Bernie Sanders, several Hollywood celebrities, and Govs. Andrew Cuomo and Gretchen Whitmer.
Here’s more from The Washington Examiner:
“Perhaps it was just an oversight, but the first night of the Democrat convention left out the fact that Joe Biden would raise taxes on more than 80 percent of Americans by at least $4 trillion. Also missing was his open borders policy, with amnesty and work permits for 11 million illegal aliens,” said Hogan Gidley, Trump campaign’s national press secretary.
“There was no mention of Joe Biden’s desire to cut police funding, kill ten million energy jobs with a green new deal, or give free healthcare to illegal aliens, but in fairness, it was only the first night. Biden also failed to highlight his opposition to President Trump’s decision to restrict travel from China and Europe, which saved countless American lives. With history as our guide, if Joe Biden had been president, the coronavirus crisis would be dramatically worse,” he continued.
Senior Trump campaign adviser Brad Parscale compared the two-hour event to a “Hollywood award show,” and Sen. Marco Rubio sarcastically declared the inclusion of celebrities such as Eva Longoria a “brilliant move.” Meanwhile, some felt Obama’s keynote address livened up the night.
Brilliant move! No one is more in touch with the challenges & obstacles faced by everyday Americans than actors & celebrities. https://t.co/nzHOniMHPN
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) August 18, 2020
Always thought the Democratic Party was all about helping poor people? How can that be the truth when it is always being run by rich folk and celebrities? Hmm….
Michelle Obama just turned the infomercial format into a literary genre.
— jelani cobb (@jelani9) August 18, 2020
I wanted to like it. I really did, I promise I did.
— Marianne Williamson (@marwilliamson) August 18, 2020
The moment Trump won re-election pic.twitter.com/nEuUp8F0zp
— Secular Talk (@KyleKulinski) August 18, 2020
That’s…that’s really bad, y’all. What is even happening in that last clip? Good grief. Are all liberals weirdos like this?
And the production values are so poorly done. Don’t Democrats have more available resources than this? You know, since all of the best creatives are supposedly in their movement, you’d think they would be able to do better than this.
President Trump has every right to criticize this event, especially since the vast majority of speakers took big shots at him during their little speeches.
Here’s to four more years of Trump and no more years of this nonsense from the DNC.