Donald Trump faces a critical debate on Sunday against Hillary Clinton. Ideally, he’d be hunkering down and rehearsing since he very much lost his cool a week ago after failing to anticipate her final strikes against him. He arrived unprepared, and sites like the Hill are warning that he must win the next round, or his campaign is as good as over. But Trump is still merrily crisscrossing the country and making multiple speeches per day, which — unless he’s not sleeping at all (which is possible) — prevents him from rehearsing for a comeback confrontation against his Democratic foe.
So, instead of focusing on debate prep for a national audience, Trump spent Wednesday night doing performance art in front of a Nevada rally. He ordered his supporters to not be complacent and decide their vote doesn’t matter. Nope, every vote matters to Trump, and he actually urged terminally ill people to “hang out” at least until election day. These folks could be focusing on their families and attempting to go out on their own terms, but instead, Trump asked them to will themselves to survive for him:
“I don’t care how sick you are. I don’t care if you just came back from the doctor and he gave you the worst possible prognosis, meaning it’s over. You won’t be around in two weeks. Doesn’t matter. Hang out ’til November 8. Get out and vote. And then … we will love you and remember you always.”
These days, not much Trump says is shocking. Naturally, these comments will generate outrage, and then people get mad at the people who are mad, and this will likely happen again tomorrow. And next week. Well, at least Sunday night should be unpredictable.