The main act cannot complain that the show was “stolen” when the opening act is simply BETTER! Just like the named star can’t whine and complain upstaging because another actor played their role better. Well, maybe that overstates the fact.
Whining and crying “cheater” may rationalize the steal. But, it is just as easy to rationalize the loss was due to the inability of the star to learn and deliver the lines the script demanded. Thus, upstaged!
Let me be clear: The ex-president allowed the election to be “stole” because the president was simply upstaged, muffed the lines and failed to play the character the role demanded — with truth, honesty and integrity. Period!