As my colleague Heather says, he really is a flaming narcissist.
Donald Trump couldn't help but step all over his own convention coverage last night. The grieving mother of Benghazi (tm) was a tasteless stunt, and shame on the RNC for using her grief to attack the opponent.
— Media Matters (@mmfa) July 19, 2016
But really, the RNC has no shame, and in terms of red meat for the base against Hillary, this was golden time.
Except that on the RNC propaganda network, the Candidate himself called into Bill O'Reilly's show on Fox during these speeches to bloviate about how wonderful the convention was going to be.
He also took time to attack fellow Republican and popular governor of the host state John Kasich.
He also took time to lie about his support of the Iraq invasion.
What is he doing? Okay, but the cherry on the sundae is that Paul Manafort. Trump's campaign manager, told CNN this morning that, and I am not making this up, he didn't know Trump was calling in to Fox. But yeah, Trump found this mother very moving, even though he couldn't possibly be watching the speech. Honestly Manafort is a mob liar of the first order.
Certain former Obama campaign staffers couldn't believe it, either.
Plouffe, Rhoades, Mook or Schmidt would never not know their candidate was doing an interview like this https://t.co/er3g15BISx
— Dan Pfeiffer (@danpfeiffer) July 19, 2016
The only explanation I have is that maybe, just maybe, Trump wants to take over for Roger Ailes.