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Defying the Odds

Defying the Odds
New book about the 2016 election.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Trump Channels His Inner Tom Dewey

Trump has been known to show frustration and agitation on the campaign trail, but it's usually been reserved for protesters and his political opponents as opposed to sound equipment or the workers that are responsible for it.
"This mic is terrible," Trump continued. "Stupid mic keeps popping."
He also suggested that the employee shouldn't be paid.
"Don't pay him. Don't pay him," he said. "You know I believe in paying, but when somebody does a bad job like this stupid mic, you shouldn't pay the bastard."

Tom Dewey  took a hit when he made a similar remark in 1948. Associated Press story  in the Los Angeles Times, October 13, 1948, p. 4.