On Wednesday night, Trump did what he does best – he hit the campaign trail, starting in Duluth, Minnesota. I’m of two minds here. On the one hand, we aren’t paying him to campaign – we are paying him to govern. On the other hand, the less he does his job, the fewer disasters we are likely to have. Either way, there is some humour, not to mention some jaw-droppers, in his speech in Duluth, so I thought I would share some of the ‘highlights’, if they can be called such. My somewhat snarky remarks are in blue
“I hate to bring this up. But we came this close to winning the state of Minnesota. And in two and a half years, it’s going to be really easy, I think.” Why? You gonna bribe the ones who didn’t vote for you first time around?
“We are going to win so much, win, win, win.” When you win, win, win, the rest of us lose, lose, lose.
“The people of Minnesota cannot stand winning so much. Please, can we take it easy? And I said no, we will keep winning, winning, winning.” How many billionaires in Minnesota? Six, according to Forbes: Whitney MacMillan, Glen Taylor, Stanley Hubbard, William F. Austin, Martha MacMillan, John MacMillan. The three MacMillans are of the Cargill empire. These six may win, but the other 5.571 million people – oh well, sorry ‘bout your luck.
“Those very dishonest people back there, the fake news, very dishonest. They would have said, he is exaggerating. These are very dishonest people.” I understand that the crowds were chanting “CNN sucks”. What a circus!
“He will turn that country into a great successful country.” He was speaking of his new buddy, Kim Jong-un
“And the fact that we do get along means we are safe, and I’m not saying that things can happen, things go wrong and mistakes are made, relationships get broken.” Huh? Is the bromance over already???
“But right now, you are so safe.” Somehow, I’d feel safer if I were in North Korea
“Hispanic American unemployment has reached its lowest level ever recorded the history of our country. And remember, I’d go into big stadiums like this that were packed?” Huh? What has one to do with the other?
“And by the way, you’re very good at real estate. Did you see the thousands and thousands of people outside?” Again – huh???
“And I usually go home and my wife would say, ‘How was the crowd?’ Although honestly, when you have many thousands of people like we have tonight — you know, I was at an event three weeks ago where a person from The New York Times said, ‘There was only a thousand people.’” Can anyone find meaning in these 53 words strung together like mismatched Christmas lights?
“And we all have ego, but I don’t want to show my face.” Um … then don’t?
“I want to show the crowds. It’s much prettier. Because you people are incredible. Unemployment among women has reached the lowest level, as of today, in 65 years.” Wait … did the Minnesotans do that?
“And the greatest phrase, I think, in the history of politics is on all of those red and white hats that I see out there: ‘Make America Great Again.'” People got no taste …
“So the Democrats want open borders. Let everybody come in. Let everybody pour in. We don’t care. Let them come in from the Middle East; let them come in from all over the place.” Um … yeah … we let your grandparents in, didn’t we? Oh yeah … big mistake.
“Democrats put illegal immigrants before they put American citizens. What the hell is going on?” No, Donnie boy, we place an equal value on all life. Except, perhaps, yours.
“Remember the original speech — right? My original speech. They are sending — you remember those words? Everyone said, ‘Oh, how terrible.’ They are sending — well, let me tell you, they’re sending — and they’re not sending their finest. That I can tell you.” We The People of the United States of America are sick and tired of your bigotry and racism, Donnie. Get over yourself. Vaya con el diablo!
“We will have the greatest borders, the greatest walls. We’re building it. We’re building the wall. That wall is happening.” No, Donnie, it isn’t yet, for there is no money in the pot for it. But keep dreaming.
“And we’ll do it carefully. And maybe, if it doesn’t pass muster, we won’t do it all. But it is going to happen, I will tell you. It’s going to happen. And it’s happening fast.” Say what??? Either we won’t do it or we will? Which, Donnie?
“In 500 days, we’ve cut more regulations than any President in the history of our country, whether it’s four years, eight years, or in one year — in one case, 16 years.” Yep, in 500 days you have done more damage, more harm, than any president before you has done in 4-8 years!!! And by the way … no president has ever been in office for 16 years. Time for a history lesson?
“We were going in for a routine repeal and replace, and he went thumbs down. Not nice. That was not nice.” He is referring to Senator John McCain’s vote against the attempt to repeal Obamacare. Two thumbs up to McCain for having the guts to stand up to the bully.
“And you know, I went to people — I thought about it — I thought, oh, I think I’m such a genius.” Idiocy is often mistaken for genius.
“They’re the smartest people. They work the hardest. They pay taxes. They do all of the things.” He is referring to his supporters, but the same can be said of the other 60% of us in this country. He forgets he was hired to represent ALL the people.
“Why are they elite? I have a much better apartment than they do. I’m smarter than they are. I’m richer than they are. I became President and they didn’t.” And none of it makes a damn bit of difference, for the rest of the world has something you don’t have, DJT – character, intelligence and values.
“So what we want to do is we want to elect more Republicans so that we can deliver on all of the things I’m talking about. And I’ll be honest with you, we’re going to deliver it anyway.” Good luck with that, Donnie. Even former respected republicans like George Will are recommending we vote against the GOP. Which, by the way, is now just the OP. G(rand) got lost on 20 January 2017.
“When I go around and meet foreign leaders, they all congratulate me. ‘Mr. President, congratulations on the growth of the United States. Congratulations.’ Every one of them. First thing they say. First thing they say.” This may well be the most delusional statement I have heard in my entire life!
Well, folks, that is about as much as I can stomach. Trump is back on the campaign trail … oh wait, he never left it, did he? He is a campaigner, but he is not a president, since he has plans to spend most of the next four months on the campaign trail.