Writing in The Hollywood Reporter, Abdul-Jabbar had nothing positive to say about any of the candidates this week and declared Trump the winner to what he described as a game of "Presidential Musical Chairs."
"The newest season of the reality show 'Side-eyeing Toward Washington' kicked off this week with the Democrats’ Horde of Hopefuls having engaged in two nights of televised scoffing, snarking and Spanglish," said Kareem. "While it’s all very entertaining to witness the drama of ambitious politicians jockeying for the last seat in Presidential Musical Chairs, the abilities necessary to be successful in this quiz show format of debate are not the same abilities necessary to be the leader of the free world."
Rather than attack the actual candidates, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar blamed the debate format and the media culture that enabled such displays of grandstanding.
"Because of the structure of these debates, the facts become less relevant than the style of delivery," he lamented. "With only one minute to answer questions about complex issues, the goal is to say something tweet-worthy rather than explore the issues in depth. To verbally elbow to the front of the pack."
It's worth noting that even a liberal like Jabbar is able to see what a joke the Democrat primary debates have become. They're all in big trouble.