(Somewhere, there’s a Sheets-N-Shit missing its Bath Salts aisle.)
I didn’t watch it, you cannot make me. Thbbbbbt!
But for those who did watch, the highlight of the evening, the bit that most people are talking about, is the part where Kimberly Guilfoyle, fresh from Trump-virus isolation —and my gosh, her kidneys were magnificent— shoe-horned hersself into a red number and came strutting out to scream at America for 6 minutes:
A little over an hour into the first night of the Republican National Convention, former Fox News host and Donald Trump Jr.’s current girlfriend, Kimberly Guilfoyle, walked onto the flag-strewn stage and took a deep breath. While the night was already governed by a bleak message of the threat of life without Trump — contrasting with the president’s promise that the evening would be “uplifting and positive” — Guilfoyle brought the fear, the fanaticism, and the convention’s fascist timbre to the next level.
Former Fox News talking person, Guilfoyle, Junior Mints’ emotional support cougar is paid by the 2020 Goat Rodeo Campaign $180,000 Ameros/per annum, which seems undervalued that she can bring the goods and keep Junior Mints occupied. His speech was described by our pals at Electoral Vote thusly:
The problem, incidentally, with letting people speak for longer periods of time (beyond it being boring) is that the flaws in their addresses become more evident. Donald Trump Jr. was expected to be one of the stars of the night, but, as he is not an experienced politician, he chose to deliver his stump speech in stump-speech style. Probably works great with a crowd, but is odd and out-of-place without one (Scott and Haley adopted a more conversational, “fireside chat”-type approach). It is also our guess that Trump Jr. was ailing in some way; his eyes were watering and bloodshot, and his face was pink and swollen.
The LATimes newsletter summed it up thusly: “Welcome to a parallel universe.”
Republicans kicked off their national convention by trying to radically recast President Trump’s failures in containing the coronavirus pandemic as triumphs and by painting an apocalyptic vision of America if Democratic nominee Joe Biden wins in November.
With Trump significantly trailing Biden in national and battleground polls, a parade of elected Republican officials, activists and the president’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., sought to lure back suburban and independent voters by trying to erase the president’s perceived deficits of empathy and competence.
But the program was marked by a dissonance between the upbeat, revisionist appeals and the dark, hyperbolic visions that repeatedly warned that Biden would champion socialism and lawlessness while Trump would stand, as one speaker put it, as a “bodyguard” who would protect America. In a rambling midday speech, Trump said that “your American dream will be dead” if Biden wins.
Speakers at the Republican National Convention including Kimberly Guilfoyle, Donald Trump Jr.’s girlfriend and San Francisco’s former first lady, also made California a dystopian punchline.
Meanwhile, the convention’s planned use of the White House as backdrop and speeches from administration officials are breaking norms and bringing admonitions from ethics experts, with some suggesting Trump could potentially violate provisions of federal laws meant to ensure official authority is used for public good.
The Hatch Act is dead and buried.
And now, let’s cut to:
“The Republican National Convention started off with a parade of dishonesty, in stark contrast with last week’s Democratic convention.”
“While CNN also watched and fact-checked the Democrats, those four nights combined didn’t have the number of misleading and false claims made on the first night of the Republicans’ convention.”
And the rebuttal?
Anyway, you can go to your favorite news sources and read how it played. As I said, I didn’t watch it, and you cannot make me.