Candidates usually spend hours and hours preparing for a major debate — reading up the issues, going through practice Q & A sessions or mock debates and practicing lines to use when the big moment comes.
Not Donald Trump.
“Trump doesn’t rehearse,” a senior Trump advisor said today.
It’s not that his political team hasn’t tried. Trump’s aides have prepared him memos on the issues and the expected lines of questions and potential attacks from the other candidates, but there have been no formal debate prep sessions, no mock Q & A, no practice debates.
“I have no idea what to expect,” a senior Trump advisor told me. “I’m just as clueless as you about what he’ll do.”
For sure that is all I need to know.