When Donald Trump announced that he would be holding his own event instead of attending the Fox News debate, his supporters, including Ann Coulter and Gateway Pundit, announced that CNN would be covering the Trump rally opposite the debate. Based on those reports, we initially reported here that Trump’s rally would be televised on CNN as well.

This led of course to a lot of bragging on Twitter that Trump’s event would probably draw higher ratings than the Fox News debate itself.

I know this will come as a shock to many of you, but the Trump supporters may have been… gasp… wrong. Per a CNN spox:


Don’t worry, though, if you are a Trump supporter, you can probably replicate the Trump event in your own living room by pulling up RealClearPolitics and reading polls aloud to yourself, making sure to inflate Trump’s standing by about 10 points in the process. Then say repeatedly that Trump is being treated unfairly by the media, pretend that someone in the audience said something nasty about Trump and shout some racial slurs at the nearest wall. It’ll be just like being there in person.