By Justin Sink - 09/10/12 03:54 PM EDT
The reality television star conceded that he thought Democrats might have run a better convention — and benefited from not sharing headlines with the landfall of Hurricane Isaac.
“Let’s face it, I think the Republican convention first of all was hurt by the hurricane, or lack of hurricane, you know the hurricane never really hit heavy in Tampa but I guess they probably had to do what they did," Trump said. "But the fact is that the Democrats gave a great convention, there’s no question about it.”
Trump added that he felt that the Republicans did not include the right mixture of voices at their party convention — mentioning Sarah Palin by name, but also possibly referring to himself. A Trump "surprise event" planned for Monday at the Republican convention was canceled because of the storm.
"I think frankly I would have liked to have seen Sarah Palin speak," Trump said. "I would have liked to have seen some people speak that weren’t invited to speak and you know I think the Republicans did not have the right speakers. They had a lot of people that people say, ‘who are they, where did they come from?’ "