Just in time for tonight’s debate, Donald Trump spread his particular brand of Holiday joy at a gathering last night in Vegas, near where the GOP debate is scheduled to take place. Here’s a rather astonishing takedown of the event, where apparently things looked more like the beginnings of a bar brawl rather than a serious campaign speech. And the man himself was crucial in keeping blood boiling. Here’s a disturbing snippet:
Trump, meanwhile, gleefully narrated the madness from his podium like a tabloid talk show host presiding over an on-camera brawl between guests — egging on the confrontation, whipping the audience into a frenzy, and basking in his fans’ celebratory chants.
“Trump! Trump! Trump! Trump!”
“This is what we should have been doing to the other side for the last seven years!” Trump exclaimed during one of the scuffles with protesters.
At several points, Trump berated the reporters in the room for taking pictures of the clashes. “They are terrible!” Trump hissed of the press. “The worst!” Hundreds of riled-up Trump fans turned to face the press corps, and booed loudly.