The president had said earlier in the day he wouldn’t be live-tweeting the Democratic presidential debate in Miami because he would be on Air Force One en route to Japan and off “to save the world.”
But roughly half an hour into the Wednesday night debate, Donald Trump fired off two tweets -- one with the word "BORING!" and the other castigating NBC for its technical glitch, an opportunity to call the network "fake news."
Kayleigh McEnany, Trump's national press secretary, finished the job for the president, issuing a press release Wednesday night that covered the bases:
“This debate was the best argument for President Trump’s re-election and should really be counted as an in-kind contribution to the president’s campaign. The Democrats proposed a radical government takeover of American society that would demolish the American dream so many are gaining access to under the growing Trump economy.
“The far-left, socialist policies Democrats embraced tonight were akin to a mutual political suicide pact. They want to throw 200 million people off their current private healthcare plans, put them into a government-run system that would eliminate choice, and crush innocent Americans with an enormous tax burden to pay for it. At the same time, Democrats wholeheartedly support giving taxpayer-funded healthcare to illegal immigrants and decriminalizing illegal border crossings. They support a $93 trillion energy plan that would cost hundreds of thousands of jobs and cost each American household $600,000 in new taxes.
“Democrats also tried to cynically exploit the heart-wrenching images of the tragic deaths of a father and child near our southern border. The truth is that these same Democrats first denied there was a crisis at the border, then claimed it was manufactured, and now won’t work with President Trump to fix it, choosing to slow-walk needed humanitarian aid for illegal immigrant children. Rather than encouraging more people to make the treacherous journey to enter our country illegally with promises of healthcare and amnesty, Democrats should join with the president to enforce our border so that fewer people take such dangerous risks.
“These Democrat policies, which feature government control over virtually every aspect of Americans’ daily lives, bear a striking resemblance to those from authoritarian regimes like Cuba and Venezuela. Perhaps it's fitting that Democrats held their first debate in Miami, where so many Latinos have fled the ravages of socialism and understand its devastating effect on society in a real and personal way.
“Under President Trump, we have the strongest economy in modern history with almost six million jobs created, unemployment hitting historic lows, nearly 500,000 new manufacturing jobs created, and paychecks growing at the fastest pace in a decade -- twice as fast for low- and middle-income Americans. President Trump will continue to work to secure our border and enforce immigration laws, protecting innocent Americans from the ravages of illegal drugs and crime. He has signed into law common-sense criminal justice reform and supports giving people a second chance. He has unleashed American energy, making us the No. 1 energy producer in the world. And President Trump will protect the right to private insurance, fight to protect those with pre-existing conditions, and continue to lower prescription drug and healthcare prices.
“President Trump is making America great and will keep America great.”