Not everyone believes Donald Trump used the live primetime coverage of his massive campaign event at the American Airlines Center in Dallas Monday night wisely.
The Republican presidential front-runner received thunderous applause from the crowd of about 20,000 as Trump bragged about himself, bashed his competition, and boasted about his noticeable lack of Teleprompters. But it wasn’t too far into the speech when some viewers seemingly grew weary from something else that was noticeably missing … talk of actual policy.
Conservative firebrand Dana Loesch took to Twitter to post her frustration over Trump’s apparent lack of focus.
I would just think that if you have all of this free, prime time TV exposure you’d use it to unveil a policy.
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) September 15, 2015
And Loesch wasn’t the only one with that observation:
A half hour in, Trump hasn’t mentioned anything about border security or illegal immigration in Dallas. — Patrick Svitek (@PatrickSvitek) September 15, 2015
@PatrickSvitek hasn’t mentioned anything!! 30 min and has not actually said anything
— Emily Cohen (@Emily_Cohen5) September 15, 2015
@DLoesch Populists don’t have policy, they have rhetoric, slogans and sleight of hand (see Obama, Barack, H.). — ┻━┻︵╰( °□°╰) (@DavidJBohm) September 15, 2015
MORE Trump from Dallas- “I would be soo good at foreign policy. How good? Very good.” “I have a lot of money. How much? A lot. A whole lot.” — Richard Goodwin III (@RRGoodwinIII) September 15, 2015
DT’s Dallas rally makes me think he’s actually crazy. What a moron. I don’t hear a single policy, anything actually relevant! #gop #trump — Jenna Meier-Bilbo (@BlueJae13) September 15, 2015
Donald Trump in Dallas 98% about him 2% about policy
— Tweetwit (@awebbiz) September 15, 2015
TRUMP IN DALLAS… THE SAME OLD SONG…I’m GREAT …I CAN MAKE THIS COUNTRY GREAT…NO POLICY.. NO SPECIFIC… http://t.co/AphHxFopS9 — Robert Wynn (@sure2wynn) September 15, 2015
Even without policy specifics, for many Trump fans, his fiery rhetoric was just what the doctor ordered.
Finally getting around to illegal immigration, Trump said, “We are a dumping ground for the rest of the world. You people are suffering … I’m in New York, but they’re in New York, too. They’re all over the place. It’s disgusting what’s happening to our country!”
Trump also ginned up the crowd by saying that President Obama “doesn’t know what the hell he is doing.”
And it’s that kind of talk that packed the house in the first place:
Video from @BrandonToddFOX4 shows hundreds of people protesting Donald Trump in Dallas before his rally tonight pic.twitter.com/Agn3zbglxR — BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) September 14, 2015
People who say @realDonaldTrump didn’t talk policy in Dallas are deaf … or dumb. Go Trump! Brilliant! #TrumpInDallas #Trump2016 — Creatives4Trump (@creatives4trump) September 15, 2015
Biggest cheers yet in Dallas when Trump says “we are going to repeal and replace Obamacare” #yuge pic.twitter.com/3pEqBfehi8
— oBoLa CrAcKa (@HouseCracka) September 15, 2015
Huge Crowd Waiting for @realDonaldTrump in Dallas! This is surreal! Texas loving Trump! #tcot #Trump2“16 pic.twitter.com/UtLoJEVgV3 — OrgConservAmericans (@OCAmericans) September 14, 2015
@DLoesch he’s not going to be elected because of policy. Policy is boring and is usually full of false promises anyway — Toadslayer (@toadridge) September 15, 2015
@DLoesch policies don’t win elections. Cain’s 999 plan, Huckabee’s flat tax, pffflt. Hey, where’s the RNC’s healthcare policy, btw? — TheLuckySloth (@TheLuckySloth) September 15, 2015
@DLoesch – There is time for that. I like the candor. We LOST because of lack of candor. Mitt talked policy. Look how that turned out.
— NoBama452012 (@NoBama452012) September 15, 2015
And this woman’s dress said it all:
This woman loves @realDonaldTrump so much she made a Trump dress and wore it to the Dallas rally pic.twitter.com/S9UMSjhj3d — Noah Gray CNN (@NoahGrayCNN) September 14, 2015
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*This post has been updated to clarify Trump’s speech was at the American Airlines Center in Dallas.
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