According to the Washington Post, GOP nominee Donald Trump refused to practice for the next presidential debate because online polls showed he won the first debate.
Although Trump understood that he needed to improve his standing, he continued to boast behind the scenes about unscientific online polls showing he won the first debate.
Trump resisted suggestions from his advisers to practice exhaustively for the second debate, a town hall-style forum that will be held Sunday night in St. Louis. He flat-out refused to participate in mock sessions, saying such play-acting was annoying.
As you know, those online polls the likes of which Matt Drudge regularly runs are entirely meaningless.
While this report says Trump refused to practice for the next debate, there have been other reports that Trump has practiced. There’s no way to know for sure which report is correct, and which report is simply spin from his campaign, but my gut says Trump hasn’t practice because the idea of practice itself is insulting to Trump.
Trump already believes he’s the master of all things. Why should he practice? There were also scattered reports that Trump practiced for the first debate, but we know how that turned out.
It’s not necessarily pertinent, but the Washington Post also reports that Trump raged and yelled at his staff for booking the wrong hotel. Because that’s what presidents do.