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Blunder-prone pizza baron Herman Cain defends Trump's hypocritical use of teleprompter

Not surprisingly, the former-Godfather CEO didn't have similar sentiments for "teleprompter president" Barack Obama


Brendan Gauthier
June 8, 2016 8:37PM (UTC)

Aww Shucky Ducky, Herman Cain's back!

Speaking with "Fox and Friends" Wednesday morning, Cain defended GOP nominee Donald Trump's use of teleprompter during his victory speech Tuesday night.

"He wouldn't have read the information on the teleprompter if he didn't agree with it," Cain argued. "Obviously, he did. Now they're going ... to make a big deal out of the fact that he was using a teleprompter. We have a teleprompter president we've had for the last seven years."

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It's worth noting that Trump has slammed Obama for employing a teleprompter and said presidential candidates should be outlawed from using them. 

Cain's defense is as tricky as his relationship with teleprompters, or lack thereof. If ever there were a person (other than Trump, of course) whose off-the-cuff blunders merited the use of a teleprompter, it'd be Cain.

For instance:

The time he, citing "a great poet," quoted Pokemon verbatim during a GOP debate:

The other time he quoted Pokemon, but with proper citation:

On the "insignificant states" of Uzbeki-beki-beki-beki-stan-stan:

And Libya:

Stick to the script, Herman:

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Brendan Gauthier

Brendan Gauthier is a freelance writer.

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