Billy Porter marked the end of the presidential election campaign by doing what he does best: reading.
“Tuesday’s it,” he said. “These last for years have been something else for many of us.”
Rather than using his own words, Porter decided to read a series of remarks from Steve Schmidt. A former GOP campaign official, in Schmidt 2019 formed The Lincoln Project, a political action committee of ex-Republicans seeking to block Trump’s re-election.
On October 7, Trump called Schmidt a “blathering” idiot on Twitter, “because I’ve beaten him and his very few remaining clients so much, and so badly”.
In response, Schmidt fired off a white-hot stream of tweets tearing into the president over his links to Jefrey Epstein, his finances, health, legacy, and even his SAT scores.
“You’ll never beat me at anything,” Porter read from a Max News Today summary of Schmidt’s epic.
“This is our first dance. Did you like Covita? We are so much better at this than your team of crooks, wife beaters, degenerates, weirdos and losers.
“You are losing. We heard you loved Evita. You saw it so many times. Where will you live out your years in disgrace? Will you buy Jeffrey Epstein’s island? One last extra special deal from him? Or will you be drooling on yourself in a suite at Walter Reed? Maybe you will be in prison? I bet you fear that.”
Billy Porter reads epic Trump take-down: ‘Are the steroids wearing off? You are a joke.’
Billy Porter continued reading Steve Schmidt’s thread, tearing into Trump’s “crooked kids” and warning him his entire family could face prosecution if Democrat Eliza Orlins wins the race for Manhattan district attorney.
“Oh, Donald. Who do you owe almost $500 million in personally guaranteed loans to? It’s all coming down. You think you and your disgusting family are going to be in deal-flow next year? Are you really that delusional?
“You are lucky Chris Wallace [moderator of the first presidential debate] interrupted you after Joe Biden said you weren’t smart. You started to melt down. That’s the place that hurts the most. Right? Fred Sr., knew it. You’ve spent your whole life proving it. You aren’t very smart. You couldn’t take the SAT on your own. What was the real score? 970? We both know you know.”
The monologue continued by attack Trump’s health and his recent diagnosis of COVID-19.
“Are the steroids wearing off? Is the euphoria fading? Do you feel foggy? Tired? Do you ache? How is the breathing? Hmmm. Are you watching TV today? We will have some nice surprises for you. Everyone is laughing at you. You are a joke. A splendid moron turned deadly clown.”
Porter read on as Schmidt labelled Trump an embarrassment, and warned him that his own children are’ “looking to get out alive and salvage careers and their names”.
Your grandchildren and great-grandchildren will grow up ashamed of their names.
“It’s Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner vs. Donald Trump Jr., and Kimberly Guilfoyle on the inside,” he said. “They are at war over scraps and who gets to command what will be the remnants of your rancid cult.”
The epic take-down concluded: “It’s almost over now. You are the greatest failure in American history. You are the worst president in American history. Disgrace will always precede your name. Your grandchildren and great-grandchildren will grow up ashamed of their names.
“One day, I suppose there will be some small and not-much-visited library that bears your name. It will be the type of place where a drunk walks by, staring at the wall for a minute, before deciding it is beneath his dignity to piss on. That’s what is waiting for you.”
Billy Porter continued: “Joe Biden is a better man. He’s smarter. He’s winning.
“Do you remember when you didn’t want to name Donald Trump Jr., Donald because you were worried about him being a loser named Donald? You were right about that. He is.
“But it is you who will be remembered as America’s greatest loser. You will be crushed in the election.”
Porter added a few remarks of his own.
“Those are the words of Steve Schmidt. I hope to God he’s right. May the Lord add a blessing to the reading of the word, OK. Get your little a**es out and vote.”
What he said.