Just over two weeks for the votes to be counted, Donald Trump had to show up at the town hall event on Thursday night and do something to pull voters away from Joe Biden.
Unfortunately for his struggling campaign, Trump may have done just the opposite.
Rachel Maddow said after the President's Town Hall, "I know why the President didn't want to have a second debate with Joe Biden. I don't necessarily know why he wanted to."
"It just felt like he was run down, run over by most," added the MSNBC host, pointing out that Trump is even raising new questions about the money he owes foreign interests – not something about that an incumbent president would like to speak at around the end of a campaign.
When asked if he could owe money to foreign sources or a foreign bank, he likely said. So this is news regarding the president, who likely owes more than $ 400 million to a foreign source, and maybe he will become us who it is. I know why the President didn't want to have a second debate with Joe Biden. I don't necessarily know why he wanted to do this. The news that I have just given you regarding the recordings made by the President there, all of these things alone are not directions in which the President would like to steer the national political discussion two and a half weeks after the election. But that's exactly what we did. It just felt like he'd come down and been run over by most of the people.
Trump doesn't know how to behave outside of the MAGA bubble
City halls are arguably Donald Trump's worst format because they force the participant to act like they care about average voters asking what can be difficult questions at times.
Of course, Trump has proven time and again that he lacks fundamental empathy. He just doesn't care about something that doesn't affect him personally, so it's impossible for him to truly bond with voters.
Ultimately, Donald Trump doesn't know what to do if he steps out of the Fox News MAGA bubble, and he proved it again in a disastrous performance at City Hall on Thursday night.
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Sean Colarossi currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and was an organizing fellow for both of President Obama's presidential campaigns. He also worked with Planned Parenthood as the Outreach Organizer of the Affordable Care Act in 2014, helping Northeast Ohio residents get health insurance.