Trump Campaign Adviser: DNC Like ‘The Wizard of Oz’ - ‘There’s a Feeble and Corrupt Man’ Behind the Curtain

By Melanie Arter | August 17, 2020 | 9:36am EDT
Democratic presidential nominee, former US Vice President Joe Biden, speaks to the press after receiving a briefing on COVID-19 in Wilmington, Delaware, on August 13, 2020. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)
Democratic presidential nominee, former US Vice President Joe Biden, speaks to the press after receiving a briefing on COVID-19 in Wilmington, Delaware, on August 13, 2020. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)

(CNSNews.com) – Trump Campaign Senior Adviser Steve Cortes told “Fox News Sunday” that he calls the Democratic National Convention “The Wizard of Oz” convention, because there will be Hollywood glitz and showmanship, but “behind the curtain, there's a feeble and corrupt man.”

“I have no doubt, by the way, when we see their convention that is going to be quite a show. I really call it ‘The Wizard of Oz’ convention because there will be a lot of Hollywood glitz and showmanship, but if you look behind the curtain, there's a feeble and corrupt man behind there,” Cortes said.


Host Chris Wallace noted that when one political party holds its convention, “the other party goes dark,” but President Donald Trump won’t be. He plans to travel to four potential swing states.

Wallace asked why the president is doing this and why he thinks he’s going to be able to break through when there's all of this media focus on the DNC Convention followed by the GOP Convention next week.

“This entire week starting today, starting this morning, we are really flooding the zone, taking our message to the American people. We're all over the Sunday shows, both the campaign folks as well as the president himself, while Joe Biden and all of his surrogates have chosen to ignore the Sunday shows, on the eve of their convention,” Cortes said.

“And I have no doubt, by the way, when we see their convention that is going to be quite a show. I really call it ‘The Wizard of Oz’ convention, because there will be a lot of Hollywood glitz and showmanship, but if you look behind the curtain, there's a feeble and corrupt man behind there,” he said.

“What the president is going to do in contrast is go to places like Wisconsin, the place that Joe Biden is snubbing --take our message to the American people and act like a commander in chief, somebody who just solidified a historic pact internationally, somebody who is growing jobs back and industrial production back domestically. He's going to go to the border in Arizona on Tuesday,” he said.

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