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Trump’s advisor said president’s debate performance was ‘crappy’

Trump’s advisor said president’s debate performance was ‘crappy’

  • Stephen Moore, a senior economic advisor to President Donald Trump, was filmed slamming Trump’s performance at the presidential debate last month.
  • In footage published by HuffPost, Moore said at an event in Washington organized by a pro-Trump group that Trump’s performance against the Democratic nominee, Joe Biden, was “crappy.”
  • Trump has previously praised Moore as “a great pro-growth economist and a truly fine person.”
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

An economic advisor to President Donald Trump was filmed describing Trump’s performance in the presidential debate last month against the Democratic nominee, Joe Biden, as “crappy.”

Stephen Moore, whom Trump has previously described as “a great pro-growth economist and a truly fine person,” made the remark on October 2 at the Election Protection Summit in Washington, organized by the pro-Trump group FreedomWorks. HuffPost published the footage, which was obtained by Documented, a watchdog group.

“It was not a great performance by Trump,” Moore told the crowd. “In fact, I thought it was a pretty crappy performance by Trump.”

Moore also said Trump put in an “awful” performance in his first debate with Hillary Clinton, the 2016 Democratic nominee.

“Oh my God, he was so bad in that debate, just awful,” Moore said.

But he said that Trump “rallied” and “clobbered” Clinton in the next debate and that, “God willing,” that’s “what’s going to happen” at the next debate between Trump and Biden.

Moore added that he thought the election would be “really tight,” HuffPost reported.

Biden has described Trump’s performance at the debate, in which he spoke over Biden several times and made several false statements, as a “national embarrassment.” At one point during the debate, Biden told to Trump to “shut up,” and Biden later called him a “clown.”

When asked by the debate’s moderator, Chris Wallace, whether

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Trump economic adviser calls president’s debate performance ‘crappy’

Trump economic adviser calls president’s debate performance ‘crappy’

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“It was not a great performance by Trump; in fact, I thought it was a pretty crappy performance,” Moore said at an Oct. 2 conference hosted by the pro-Trump FreedomWorks nonprofit organization, HuffPost reported.

In late September, the debate between Trump and Biden was widely regarded by viewers and critics to be riddled with cross talk and political mockery, leaving many questions unanswered about the two combatting presidential platforms.

Moore also conceded that Trump’s first debate with Democratic nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonWhen do problems with mail-in ballots become a problem for the media? Trump campaign official blames Biden lead on ‘skewed’ polls Trump’s Hail Mary passes won’t get him in the end zone MORE in the 2016 election was similarly just as bad.

The economist recalled leaving New York’s Hofstra University after the 2016 debate with now-White House economic adviser Larry KudlowLarry KudlowMORE, telling the conference audience, “My friend called me and said, ‘Steve, looks like you and Larry

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Trump’s economic advisor was caught on camera slamming the president’s ‘crappy’ debate performance

Trump’s economic advisor was caught on camera slamming the president’s ‘crappy’ debate performance



Stephen Moore wearing a suit and tie: Stephen Moore. Samuel Corum/Getty Images


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  • A senior economic advisor to Trump was filmed slamming his debate performance.
  • Stephen Moore told a pro-Trump event that his performance against Biden was “crappy,” in footage published by Huff Post.
  • Moore spoke at an event in Washington organised by pro-Trump group FreedomWorks.
  • Trump has previously praised Moore as “a great pro-growth economist and a truly fine person”
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

An economic advisor to Donald Trump was filmed describing his performance in the recent debate against Joe Biden as “crappy” in newly-released footage from earlier this month.

Stephen Moore, who Trump has previously described as “a great pro-growth economist and a truly fine person”, made the remarks earlier this month at the Election Protection Summit in Washington organised by pro-Trump group FreedomWorks.

“It was not a great performance by Trump; in fact, I thought it was a pretty crappy performance,” he told the crowd, in footage published by Huff Post and acquired by Wisconsin-based watchdog Documented.

Moore also said that Trump had put in an “awful” performance in his first debate with Democratic candidate Hilary Clinton in the run-up to the 2016 election.

“Oh my God, he was so bad in that debate, just awful,” Moore reportedly said at the event on October 2.

However, he added that Trump had “rallied” and “clobbered” Clinton in the next debate and that “God willing” that is “what’s going to happen” at the next debate between Trump and Biden before next month’s presidential election.

Moore added that he thought the election would be a “really tight.”

The first televised debate between Trump and Biden took place at the end of last month and received mostly negative reviews.

The 90-minute debate was characterised by repeated interruptions from Trump and

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