Last night, Donald Trump went out to dinner with his family at the 21 Club, where he got an ovation from the other diners. Shockingly, he failed to tell reporters he was leaving Trump Tower. So the Associated Press headlined: “Trump ditches media – the public’s eyes and ears – again.”
The AP’s presumption is awe-inspiring. Their story is written by Julie Pace. Let me break it to you gently, Julie: you are not my eyes and ears. You are a Democratic Party operative. I do not rely on you for anything, least of all for knowledge about where Donald Trump is eating dinner.
Ms. Pace has spent recent months campaigning hysterically for Hillary Clinton. As, for example, in the story we wrote about here, where she editorialized:
Yet [Trump’s] remarks included erroneous statements and distortions about Clinton’s record, and he frequently referenced sources of information that have been widely questioned, including the book “Clinton Cash” by Peter Schweizer.
And this was in an AP “news” story!
In her “analysis” pieces for the AP, Pace really cut loose:
Why now? And why this?
For the legion of Republicans who abandoned Donald Trump on Saturday, recoiling in horror from comments their party’s White House nominee made about using his fame to prey on women, there is no escaping those questions.
For months, they stomached his incendiary remarks about Mexicans, Muslims, prisoners of war, a Gold Star military family and a Hispanic judge, along with offensive statements about women too numerous to count. Democratic critics argue that their silence — or the promise to vote for Trump, but not endorse him — amounted to tacit approval of misogyny and racism.
There were no good answers Saturday, and few Republicans attempted to offer any. ***
Privately, even Republicans who didn’t formally revoke their support for Trump conceded there was little he could do to right his campaign at this point. Early voting is already underway in some key states and the comments aired in the video will likely be unforgivable with independent women — a constituency Trump desperately needs to win if he has any hope of defeating Clinton.
Pace was overjoyed when she thought Hillary was on her way to victory:
Hillary Clinton appears on the cusp of a potentially commanding victory over Donald Trump, fueled by solid Democratic turnout in early voting, massive operational advantages and increasing enthusiasm among her supporters.
With voting already underway in 37 states, Trump’s opportunities to overtake Clinton are quickly evaporating — and voters appear to know it.
Trump’s unpopularity has opened surprising opportunities for Clinton as the White House race barrels toward its finish. Her campaign is actively competing for Arizona, a state that has voted for the Democrat in only one presidential race since 1952, and she is also spending money in Georgia, a reliably Republican state over the past two decades.
Post-election, Pace has continued to campaign against Trump.
So now she is upset because Trump didn’t tell her he was going out to dinner? Boo hoo. Watch for the Associated Press to keep up a steady barrage of anti-Trump nonsense for the next four years.