Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump told reporters on Thursday that some of the speakers at the Democratic National Convention made his so mad he wanted to “hit” them “so hard.”
ABC News reported on the former reality TV star’s outburst, which came during a press conference.
“You know what I wanted to. I wanted to hit a couple of those speakers so hard,” Trump said. “I would have hit them. No, no. I was going to hit them, I was all set and then I got a call from a highly respected governor.”
It appears that vice presidential nominee Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA)’s spot-on imitation of the multiply bankrupted business tycoon particularly got under his skin. Trump never named Kaine but mentioned a “little guy” who said mean things about him.
“I was gonna hit one guy in particular, a very little guy,” Trump said. “I was gonna hit this guy so hard his head would spin and he wouldn’t know what the hell happened.”
Trump has been acting increasingly erratic as the days of the DNC go by.
At a series of increasingly unhinged press conferences, Trump has urged Russian hackers to undermine his rival Clinton’s campaign, gotten confused about which state Tim Kaine is from and directly contradicted himself repeatedly about his friendship with Russian Pres. Vladimir Putin.
“This isn’t normal behavior from a major American politician,” wrote Ezra Klein at Vox. “It’s not even particularly normal behavior from Donald Trump. After he picked Mike Pence, empowered campaign chair Paul Manafort, and gave a structured convention speech, there looked to be a chance that Trump was unveiling a new, more sober persona for the general election. But he can’t do it. He can’t suppress his own mania for even a week.”
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