Best Of 2018

Best bad national optics for Tampa Bay: TRUMP SUPPORTERS BEING DIRTBAGS TO JIM ACOSTA AT FLORIDA STATE FAIRGROUNDS

Every year, the Tampa Bay area/Florida in general has a multitude of stories we categorize under “this is why we can’t have nice things.” Well, the fiasco at the Florida State Fairgrounds in which one Donald J. Trump showed up to be cheered at by his unquestionably adoring worshipers… er, endorse Ron DeSantis… was one of these. This event served as the first surfacing of the bizarre Q-Anon conspiracy theorists, which was embarrassing enough, but run-of-the-mill Trump supporters then had to act like buffoons in front of the TV cameras (which they did until the cameras turned off, after which they reportedly sought selfies with nationally famous journalists like Acosta), and both sides ended up flinging literal horseshit. Nice look. —KB