The emerging consensus about Tuesday’s vice presidential debate is that Mike Pence did well in the sense of seeming significantly more prepared and less insane than his running mate, Donald Trump, seemed during the Sept. 26 presidential debate. Word emerged pretty much immediately after Tuesday’s debate ended that Trump might not be happy about that comparison:
CNN’s John King, reporting from a source close to Trump, that the reviews that Pence did better then he did won’t go over well with Trump— Sam Stein (@samsteinhp) October 5, 2016
A quote obtained by CNBC’s John Harwood soon indicated that King’s source’s prediction had become reality:
Trump adviser on debate after Pence passed up opportunities to defend him: "Pence won overall, but lost with Trump"— John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood) October 5, 2016
God willing, Donald Trump is going to fire Mike Pence tonight and put Ivanka, Newt, Don Junior, or Omarosa on the ticket.