Get your “gate” ready to slap onto the end of another word, because Donald Trump is once again in conspiracy theory mode. This time, it has to do with a faulty microphone.
During his umpteen-millionth phone in interview with Fox and Friends, Trump floated a claim that he was given a faulty microphone that would cut in and out, had a crackling sound, and was even turned down so that Hillary’s was louder.
“I had a problem with the microphone that didn’t work. I don’t know if you saw that in the room, but my microphone was terrible,” said Trump. “I think – I wonder if it was set up that way on purpose. My microphone – in the room – they couldn’t hear me. You know, it was going on and off, which isn’t exactly great. I wonder if it was set up that way.”
“I don’t want to believe in conspiracy theories of course,” said Mr. Conspiracy Theory with 50+ conspiracy theories. “But it was much lower than hers, and it was crackling. And she didn’t have that problem.”
Trump is known to make excuses for himself when he feels he did badly, and if he’s doing so now then I can’t imagine he walked off that stage feeling too confident. He has already said that if he loses this election, it’s because it was all rigged in Hillary’s favor.
But he doesn’t want to believe in conspiracy theories.
Of course, from the perspective of the average television viewer, Trump’s microphone was working only too well. So much so that it perfectly picked him up when it wasn’t his turn to speak on multiple occasions. If the people in the building were having a hard time hearing him from time to time, they were somewhat blessed.