Billionaire real estate mogul Donald Trump will play the role of moderator at a Republican debate in Des Moines, Iowa on Dec. 27, according to reports published Friday.
The debate, being staged by conservative magazine Newsmax, will be the first ever in presidential-level politics to be run by a reality TV show host, whom President Barack Obama not long ago referred to as a “carnival barker.”
“Our readers and the grass roots really love Trump,” Christopher Ruddy, CEO of Newsmax, told The New York Times. “They may not agree with him on everything, but they don’t see him as owned by the Washington establishment, the media establishment.”
Donald Trump. Moderating a GOP debate. Sponsored by Newsmax. Entirely new branches of mathematics will have to be discovered in order to quantify just how sad, awful, and pathetic this is. It's like The Joker moderating a supervillain debate sponsored by LexCorp, only that would be far more amusing and would have more realistic job creation and foreign policy plans as they discuss enslaving humanity.
Does anyone else hear the carnival music at this point? I'll go ahead and call the winner of this debate right now: President Obama.