Last night’s debate wasn’t a runaway success for Hillary Clinton, and according to John Podesta, there’s a very good reason for that: Donald Trump is a mean ol’ meany.

Poor, poor pitiful Hillary. If only she’d been on that debate stage alone, she could’ve shown us what a powerful woman she is!

Needless to say, Michelle Malkin’s not buying Podesta’s excuse:

If Hillary can’t face the likes of Donald Trump on a debate stage, how can anyone expect her to go toe-to-toe with world leaders on the global stage?

Right? No kidding.