Donald Trump got his Apprentice moment during tonight's NBC News Commander in Chief forum, and it was pathetic.
When Matt Lauer asked Trump if people should be concerned about his tendency to run off at the mouth first and ask questions later, he got the most bizarre response.
"When you’re commander-in-chief, you can spark a conflict, you can destabilize a region, you can put American lives at risk. Can we afford to take that risk with you?," Lauer asked.
Trump answered, "Well, I think absolutely. I think if you saw what happened in Mexico the other day, where I went there, I had great relationships, everything else. I let them know where the United States stands. I mean, we’ve been badly hurt by Mexico, both on the border and with taking all of our jobs or a big percentage of our jobs."
He then added, "And if you look at what happened, look at the aftermath today where the people that arranged the trip in Mexico have been forced out of government. That’s how well we did."
See, just like The Apprentice! Luis Videgaray, You're FIRED!
Now, it is true that Videgaray was Finance Minister and resigned from office, leaving government entirely. It is less clear that he resigned because he was the official who invited Trump or for other reasons.
But maybe most telling is Trump's response, where he actually rejoices over the resignation of a guy who was indisputably a key player in getting him the Mexico photo op.
Is this the most cynical campaign and candidate you've ever seen??