Remember, this man is running to be the most powerful person on the planet.
Proving once again how easily he can be baited by a tweet, Republican nominee Donald Trump responded to Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban’s announcement that he had front row seats to Monday’s presidential debate by threatening to seat Bill Clinton’s ex-mistress next to him.
If dopey Mark Cuban of failed Benefactor fame wants to sit in the front row, perhaps I will put Gennifer Flowers right alongside of him!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 24, 2016
Trump had to delete a previous tweet when he misspelled Flowers’ name.
On Friday, Cuban sent the following tweet stating that he’d be there in the front row to witness Trump’s humbling.
— Mark Cuban (@mcuban) September 23, 2016
It was later revealed that the Clinton campaign had given Cuban the seat personally. Each campaign is given a block of tickets to give to guests. Apparently, Cuban was given the best available ticket by Hillary’s team.
On Saturday, the co-chair of the debate commission said he’d discuss Cuban’s presence at the debate with the Clinton campaign, especially “if his purpose is to somehow disrupt the debates.” He also noted that they would step in if Trump were to try to pull off a stunt as well.
After Trump sent the first tweet with the typo, Cuban trolled the hell out of him.
— Mark Cuban (@mcuban) September 24, 2016
The flamboyant billionaire has been a bit of a thorn in Trump’s side for months now, questioning the real estate mogul’s purported wealth and recently offering Trump $10 million if he’d do an interview where he discussed actual policy.
Meanwhile, someone needs to explain how placing Flowers in the front row is supposed to reflect negatively on Hillary. She wasn’t the one who cheated. Wouldn’t it invoke sympathy from many? Wouldn’t it remind people of Hillary’s loyalty to her marriage, as opposed to her twice-divorced opponent who has had five children with three different women?
Beyond all that, though, this just shows how easy it is to troll Trump on Twitter. To bait him into responding. To show how he has to involve himself in silly food fights because he can’t let any slight go. At. All.
There’s really no way for Cuban to “lose” a Twitter fight with Trump. The victory is getting Trump to respond at all. https://t.co/9sWmzsWj2O
— Benjy Sarlin (@BenjySarlin) September 24, 2016
Reminder: This is the Republican standard-bearer.
UPDATE: Of course, Gennifer Flowers accepted Trump’s invitation.