Conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt said Friday that facts didn’t matter to Republicans — they would vote for the candidate with the most dominant “aura.”
Speaking to CNN host Alisyn Camerota about the latest GOP presidential debate, Hewitt remarked that Trump was leading the field among his Republican rivals because of his personality.
“Fact-checking doesn’t matter in these things,” he explained in a clip published by Media Matters. “What matters is personality and aura and your command presence and of all those two, the best command presence last night was Donald Trump and Marco Rubio. And I keep marveling at how Donald Trump can dominate a television screen. He reaches through the screen sometimes and you know you’re back on Celebrity Apprentice.”
“It’s an amazing skill set,” Hewitt continued. “And so whether or not [Trump said he would impose a 45 percent tariff] or not, or whether or not Chris Christie said, ‘I like Alisyn Sotomayor,’ I would vote for her, or whether or not Ted Cruz said this or that on H1B visas, none of that stuff matters when you go to vote.”
“What matters is who can beat Hillary Clinton. That’s the bottom line for Republican voters.”
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