By Brie Stimson | Fox News
Their candidate is diminished, decrepit, messy in a deep, dark basement in Delaware’
Boris Epshteyn, Trump 2020 strategic adviser, called the first two nights of the Democratic National Convention “boring, glitchy” and filled with “no names.”
“I thought it was a sad night,” he said Tuesday, on the second night of the Trump campaign’s recap of the convention called “The Real Joe Biden.” “Bill Clinton looked old and terrible…You had Sally Yates who got fired by President Trump for being awful, let’s be honest, and then John Kerry — they sort of rolled out the losers.”
“Are we going to call it the loser night?” Trump campaign senior adviser Mercedes Schlapp joked.
Ali Pardo, deputy communications director, added that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez didn’t even mention Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden in her one-minute speech in which she symbolically nominated Sen. Bernie Sanders.
“They have a real problem with their base, they have a real problem with their party,” she said.
“They may not have given her a lot of time tonight, but when you look at the platform, they have given her and her cohorts an enormous amount of influence,” Epshteyn said of AOC’s appearance.
“It’s very clear they don’t really have a message,” senior adviser Steve Cortes said. “It took the two hours to even mention Joe Biden last night. Tonight was just…boring.”
The team also criticized former President Bill Clinton as a speaker Tuesday night, calling him the “poster child” for the #MeToo movement.
“Him trying to pretend as though he’s the arbiter of how the office should be treated…the last person in the world I’m taking a lecture from on how the Oval Office should be used is the person who abused the Oval Office in the way he did,” said Hogan Gidley, Trump 2020 national press secretary.
Epshteyn criticized what he called “globalism” on display during the foreign policy segment of the convention that included former Secretaries of State John Kerry and Colin Powell.
Cortes agreed it was basically a “Reunion of the architects of the Iraq War.”