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Donald Trump’s Beserk Speech at Minnesota Rally Was Sheer Madness and Utter Viciousness

Donald Trump’s Beserk Speech at Minnesota Rally Was Sheer Madness and Utter Viciousness

President Donald Trump held a rally in Duluth, Minnesota on Wednesday evening, where he rambled incoherently on a variety of topics for nearly an hour. Minnesota is one of several reliably blue states Trump hopes to turn red in November’s election.

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His performance, however, was an angry, disjointed stream of consciousness saturated with lies, peppered with nonsense, and salted with hate. It was also plainly obvious that the president is at least partially – if not mostly – detached from reality.

Below are the highlights, copied verbatim from the transcript of the president’s 47-minute speech, courtesy of REV:

Trump said he was being “blown to fishes” by the wind and really wants people to know what a genius he is for providing hats:

I really enjoyed last night’s debate with Sleepy Joe. I brought those hats out here because Minnesota is a little on the windy side. Like a genius, I sent them all out, and I’m getting blown to fishes, then that’s fine. That’s okay. I love it. I love you to have whatever we have. We have it together, that I can tell you.

Trump makes the absurd claim that the debate had the highest, or second highest TV ratings ever, except for M*A*S*H, maybe:

The verdict is in and they say that we, we, all of us, won big last night. I don’t know. Did you hear about this? In the history of cable television, it had the highest ratings of any show in the history of cable television. It had the second highest ratings of overall television in the history of television. Does anybody know what was first? Like M*A*S*H or something? I guess M*A*S*H, they had the final episode of M*A*S*H, and I don’t know what was first. Does anybody know? But we were second in the history of all of television, but the biggest ratings in the history of cable television. It’s an honor.

Trump baselessly accuses Biden of canceling the debates (Trump on Thursday refused to agree to new rules for the second and third presidential debates):

Now, I understand he’s canceling the debates. Let’s see what happens. I think that’s not going to be a good move. I don’t think that’s going to be a good move. Television, with those ratings, they’re never going to let them cancel. You don’t know television like that. What are they going to do? Someday, we’re not going to be doing this anymore. What are they going to do without Trump? What are they going to do?

Trump says he should be permitted to remain in office for 16 years:

Those poor people. Look at all of them, whoa. That’s a lot of people. What are they going to do? What are they going to do when in eight, 12, maybe 16 years, I said, ‘Let’s hang it up. Let’s hang it up.’ 16 more years. But what he’s doing is what you do when you lose. So, let’s see what he does. I don’t think he’s going to get that.

Trump accuses the media of encouraging violence, something about “going home to mom,” masks, and 25,000 people face-stomping each other:

Go home to mom. Go home. Go home to mom. These are the same media outlets cheering violent demonstrations in the streets, CNN, the New York Times. They think rioting is just, ‘Okay, just do whatever you want.’ You can do whatever you want. You don’t have to wear a mask. You just riot, 25,000 people standing on each other’s face. Do whatever you want. Can you go to church? No.

Trump complains that arson and rioting are permitted during the coronavirus pandemic while eating at restaurants is not:

Can you go to restaurants? No. Can you do anything? No, but you can riot. That’s okay. Arson’s okay, but challenging Sleepy Joe is totally off limits.

Trump falsely accuses Democrats of wanting to “erase borders,” insists that Mexico is paying for hundreds of miles of border wall that does not actually exist, and that he got “financing” from some unspecified source:

Our opponents want to erase borders. I will defend our borders.

You see what’s going on in the southern border. By the way, that wall, 350 miles already, got to be finished very soon. They don’t talk about the wall anymore, fellas. What’s going on? They don’t talk about it. They used to talk about it every day, ‘He’s not going to get his financing.’ But when you’re a real estate developer, you always get financing. This was easy. ‘He’s not going to get his financing.’ Then, we got our finance, they don’t talk about it anymore. We’re up to 300, almost 360 miles. We’re doing about 10 miles a week. Yeah, Mexico is paying for it. You do know that, right?

Trump falsely accuses Antifa of assaulting police officers. Antifa is not an organization, either:

Well, ideas don’t assault cops and they don’t burn down buildings. Antifa is a domestic terrorist organization.

Trump claims – falsely – that cops have been “horribly” stripped of their authority:

I was getting worried. Texas, New York’s finest. They’d never done it before. They came in New York’s finest, you see great people, they could solve that problem in two minutes. All they want is their authority back. It’s been taken away from them, horribly.

Trump accuses Biden of wanting to dismantle the Empire State Building and repeats false claim that the Green New Deal will eliminate cows, airplanes, and literally everything else:

He wants to rebuild every building. Take it down and rebuild every building. Let’s see, does that include the Empire State? Well, let’s take it down and rebuild it. These people are crazy. No, more cows, no more airplanes, no more nothing.

Trump falsely claims that Biden wants to cancel child tax credits and pretends that his trillion-dollar 2017 tax cut benefited people other than the ultra-wealthy:

Biden even vowed to eliminate our tax cuts. That means he’ll take away your child tax credits, because I gave you child tax credits, a thousand dollars a child. He wants to take away what I gave you and revoke our historic tax relief, right to the middle-class it went.

Trump said he wishes that his latest Supreme Court nominee, conservative Appellate Court Judge Amy Coney Barrett, would have run for president instead of Biden:

She was first in her class, graduated first in her class. He said she is the finest student he’s ever had. Of all the students, thousands of students, she’s the single best student that he’s ever had. You know what I’m saying? She would have run for president instead of Joe.

Trump, who has vigorously fought to keep his own college transcripts secret, takes a swipe at Biden’s academic record:

He was like last in his class. Can you imagine? This is a big difference. I don’t know. How do you like Amy for the Supreme Court? Yes?

Trump manages to simultaneously lie about guns, China, Russia, and Hunter Biden:

If he gets elected, the hard left will appoint radical justices who will terminate the second amendment. No more guns. No more guns. As you all saw, Biden also refused to explain why his son Hunter was paid $3.5 billion protected by Chris, by the wife of the former mayor of Moscow. And they talk about me with Russia. I have nothing to do with Russia. And took out $1.5 billion from China. He manages, makes millions of dollars a year. Right? Then he got the 183. Right? $183,000 a month. Would anybody like that job? You don’t have a job. You’re not employed. You get thrown out of the military for unfortunate reasons. Your father becomes vice-president and you get hired for $183,000 a month with I think a $3 million upfront payment. I think they could have had him for less. Would anybody take that job?

Trump says Biden knows “nothing about energy” or national security:

And he knows nothing about energy. What do you know about energy? Well, that’s not my thing. Oh, that’s okay. I mean, could you imagine if I did it? How about when sleep Joe said, ‘You’re not getting the $1 billion unless you get rid of the prosecutor. When you get rid of the prosecutor we’ll send you the money.’ They got rid of the prosecutor. He said, ‘Now the money comes.’ I mean, can you imagine if I said that? Unbelievable. And the press doesn’t want to talk about it. And Chris Wallace is like, ‘We don’t want to discuss that.’ Oh really, Chris? It’s so sad. I’ll tell you. It’s so hypocritical. So sad. This is a matter of national security and economic security.

Trump’s moments of projection will be in mental health textbooks someday:

The Bidens got rich while American workers got robbed. How can you deal with China if you take out three and a half billion dollars and make all sorts of money? How can you do it?

Trump pretends to know something about iron and then suggests that his rallies are safe, but Biden’s are not:

A critical issue in this election is the future of the Minnesota Iron Range. You know what. That’s why I’m here. This was just supposed to be a little get together. And then they said, “Sir, we got thousands of people want to show up. I don’t know.” I don’t know how many are involved. This is the best to be an Iron Range get together. But it turns out big. Biden has 20, 30 people. He’s got those circles. Today he had a little bit more like 30 or 40, but they were too close together. I sent him a note to Joe. They were too close. 34 people right next to each other. And yet he complained about our rally, right? Our rallies.

Trump says rally was “just a little quickie” and then alluded to an unnamed miner that he claimed cried to him, and whom Trump said came across as too tough to have cried as a baby:

Now it’s an honor that so many people showed up because this was going to be a little quickie just to say congratulations because Obama closed the Iron Range and I opened it and a man came up to me, a tough man, a worker, a construction worker, real worker. And he looked at me, this is two years ago, he said, ‘Sir, you’ve given us back our life.’ And he was crying. And I said, ‘When was the last time you cried?’ He said, ‘I can’t remember.’ I said, ‘You never cried when you were a little baby. You never cried.’ This is not a crier. This guy was tough as hell. He said, ‘Sir, he took our life away.’

Trump blames Biden for his steel tariff woes:

As Vice President Joe Biden wiped out. He wiped out so much, and that includes what he wiped out in the great state of Minnesota. And we’re not going to let it happen anymore. We’re not going to let it happen anymore. Thousands and thousands of workers, we’re not going to let it happen anymore. They were all laid off and now they’re all back. By the way they say, what the hell do I know about iron ore? A lot of steel than a lot of iron over the years. But they say it’s the greatest iron ore anywhere in the world and you should have. After I put tariffs on foreign steel, the Iron Range came roaring back.

Trump says Biden would like him if he could and then accuses the FBI of being a “bunch of crooks” that spied on his campaign – a claim which has been disproven by his own inspectors general – and demanded that “something happens” in retalation:

But the biggest thing I did was knock out his executive order. I’ve knocked out so much in the things that he did. He can’t like me too much. I would say he doesn’t like me too much. Hey, did you see what happened with the FBI today? They caught them cold. Comey either has the worst memory in history. I don’t remember that. Did you spy on President Trump’s campaign? ‘Gee, I don’t remember that.’ ‘Did you go for a coup? Did you go for a coup?’ ‘I don’t remember. I don’t know.’ I’ll tell you. We caught him cold. It’s about time that something happens. Okay. It’s about time that something happens. It’s enough. We got plenty of information in these crooks, bunch of crooks. A thing like that’s never happened in the history of our country, and it’s about time that something happens.

Trump tells Minnesota voters that he will abandon them forever if he loses the state:

I lose Minnesota, I’m never coming back. I don’t care. I’m never coming back.

Trump boasts that he saved the Minnesota mining industry while fussing about it being too cold to mention the names of Democratic mayors who endorsed him earlier this month as a thank you:

I opened up permitting for copper nickel, mining, anybody involved there? It sounded a little far out, but you got a lot of people doing that. I strongly support the replacement of the decaying Line 3 pipeline. We’re going to replace it. It’s all done. It’s all done. All of this is why nine Democrat mayors of cities in the Iron Range have endorsed me over sleepy Joe Biden. Are they here tonight? I don’t know if they’re here tonight. These people are fantastic. Look at these great congressmen. Where are they? Oh, stand up. Wow. We had a ceremony a month ago where I introduced every one of them. I’m not introducing you again. It’s freezing out here. But I want to thank you. You’re great people. Great mayors. I appreciate the support very much. These are Democrats that want to vote for Trump. That endorsed me fully. We’ve done a good job over there. Everything in good shape? Right? Thank you very much. It’s a great honor.

Trump contradicts himself, promises to always support Minnesotans because he “almost won” there in 2016:

I opened up permitting for copper nickel, mining, anybody involved there? It sounded a little far out, but you got a lot of people doing that. I strongly support the replacement of the decaying Line 3 pipeline. We’re going to replace it. It’s all done. It’s all done. All of this is why nine Democrat mayors of cities in the Iron Range have endorsed me over sleepy Joe Biden. Are they here tonight? I don’t know if they’re here tonight. These people are fantastic. Look at these great congressmen. Where are they? Oh, stand up. Wow. We had a ceremony a month ago where I introduced every one of them. I’m not introducing you again. It’s freezing out here. But I want to thank you. You’re great people. Great mayors. I appreciate the support very much. These are Democrats that want to vote for Trump. That endorsed me fully. We’ve done a good job over there. Everything in good shape? Right? Thank you very much. It’s a great honor.

Trump – clueless about history – incorrectly claims that Ronald Reagan lost Minnesota in 1972:

One more speech. I had a choice. Do I do Michigan, which we won? I should’ve done them both. One more speech. We lost by very little. Think of that though. Hasn’t been won by a Republican. I don’t get that because the Democrats have done such a lousy pathetic job. Hasn’t been one since 1972. Reagan lost. It was the only state he lost. Remember? So we’re going to change that. We’ve got to change it. Who’s going to do what we’ve done for you? Right?

Trump falsely claims that Biden signed a “manifesto” with Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and then goes on racist tirade against immigrants, refugees, Minnesota Democratic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, Yemen, Syria, and Somalia:

Another massive issue for Minnesota is the election of Joe Biden’s plan to inundate your state with a historic flood of refugees. Biden and crazy Bernie Sanders have agreed on a manifesto. Did you see last night? I didn’t agree. I [inaudible 00:21:47] show and they said, ‘Oh, actually he did.’ Oh, great. They fact checked. They found out he made a mistake. Slight mistake. It’s the worst thing you’ve ever seen. But they pledged a 700% increase in refugees. 700%. Congratulations, Minnesota. Congratulations. And what about Omar where she gets caught harvesting? What the hell is going on? I hope your US attorney is involved. What is going on with Omar? I’ve been reading these reports for two years about how corrupted, crooked she is. Let’s get with it. Let’s get with it. I mean, frankly harvesting is terrible, but it’s the least of the things that she has done. How the hell… Then she tells us how to run our country. Can you believe it? How the hell did Minnesota elect her? What the hell is wrong with you people? Right? What the hell happened? These guys in the… Stand up. Are you a big fan of Omar? I don’t think so. Stand up. Look at this guy. It looks like nobody’s going to fight him. I don’t think you’re a big fan of Omar. Right? No, she’s been crooked for a long time. This is the least of it. It’s time. And you know what? AOC also. It’s time. It’s time. You take a look at the corruption, the disgusting corruption. 700% increase refugees coming from the most dangerous places in the world including Yemen, Syria, and your favorite country, Somalia, right? You love Somalia. This guy loves Somalia.

Trump says immigrants are a “disgrace” to Minnesota:

Biden will turn Minnesota into a refugee camp. And he said that. Overwhelming public resources, overcrowding schools, and inundating your hospitals. You know that. It’s already there. It’s a disgrace what they’ve done to your state. It’s a disgrace.

Trump gloats about his ban on Muslims entering the United States being upheld by the Supreme Court:

Biden has even pledged to terminate our travel ban on jihadist regions, opening the flood gates to radical Islamic terrorism. Remember I used to talk about it all the time? I got a ban. Remember they said he’d never be able to get a ban? And then I lost at the lower court. I lost at the court of appeals. And they said, “He lost, he lost.” [inaudible 00:24:03] then I won at the Supreme Court. They didn’t even report it. Yeah. They still say, “He lost on the travel ban. He lost, he lost.” But they’re talking about the first two courts. They forget to say that the Supreme court. This is the most [inaudible 00:24:18].

Trump brags about the abundance of cameras at his rally:

It’s hard to believe actually, but look at all those cameras. That’s a lot. They love it. Every time I’m getting ready, they’ve gotten very good at this, every time I’m getting ready to hit them, the lights just go off. You know those red lights? They go [inaudible 00:24:31].

Trump peddles more hate:

My administration is keeping terrorists, extremists, and criminals out of our country. And we’re keeping them the hell out of Minnesota. We’ve ended the refugee influx into your state. You were one of the most hard hit states for whatever reason. We’ve ended it. You know that, right? You know that. Does anybody know this? Does anybody know this? I don’t think they tell you about it.

Trump offers additional bigotry, suggesting that poor people and minorities living in suburbs are killing the American dream:

But they talk about the suburbs, women in the suburbs. I ended a regulation that nobody would have done. This brings public housing, low-income housing into the suburbs. By the way, just so we can get this right, 30% of the people in the suburbs are low income people. 30% of the people in the suburbs are minorities.

So we’re ruining this American dream for everybody, but he’s got a plan. It’s the worst thing you’ve ever seen having to do with zoning. They zone you out. They build low-income housing next to your house. It’s crazy. Then I hear I’m not doing well in the suburbs. I’m not doing well in the suburbs.

Are you people crazy? Are you crazy? I just explained this. No, I just explained it. Thank you. No, it’s crazy. And they came to me, great people. Ben Carson, a lot of great people and they came to me and they said, ‘Sir, why don’t we just amend it?’ I said, ‘No, really, I want it out. I want it over. I want it ended.’ Well, it’d be a lot easier to amend it. I said, ‘No, I want it over. It’s not right. It’s killing your suburbs. And it is. It’s killing your suburbs.’ And then they say women in the suburbs don’t like President Trump. I don’t think women in the suburbs don’t like President Trump.” I don’t think so. That happened last time. Remember last time? They said, ‘He will not do well with women. He will not do well with women. He will not do well with women.’ These were the idiots on election night four years ago, ‘He will not do… This will be a very short night for Donald Trump,’ at the time. ‘This will be a very short,’ and at the end they said, ‘He did really well with women.’ It was sort of weird.

Trump, who lost the popular vote in 2016, claims he did very well, then counters his previous claim about the crowd size at the rally:

Anyway, we did well with everybody, actually, and we’re going to do even better now. We have more… Look at this crowd, this was supposed to be a few people. This was supposed to be just a little celebration. I said, ‘Oh, good. A little celebration.’ I figured a couple of hundred people like Sleepy Joe gets it his best day. I said, ‘How many people?’ ‘About 10,000, Sir.’ I said, ‘Oh, that’s nice.’

Trump blames China for COVID-19:

Last year before the plague came in from China, you had the best year you’ve ever had. The year before that, you had the best year you’ve ever had until the following year, and we’re doing it again, we’re building it up rapidly. China came up, they gave us the plague, it’s no good, we’re never going to forget that. I did a trade deal, the ink wasn’t even dry, and they let that happen. We’re never going to forget it.

Trump makes up statistic about reducing coronavirus fatalities:

To fight the China virus, we launched the largest national mobilization since world war II, we pioneered lifesaving therapies reducing the fatality rate 85% since April. Think of that, meaning you go to the hospital and you got a lot better chance.

Trump touts “therapeutics for therapies,” licks boots of pharmaceutical executives, lies about COVID-19 deaths in Europe, and makes empty promises about a potential coronavirus vaccine:

I’ll tell you what. I spoke to a gentleman today from Pfizer. I speak to all of these guys, these are great people, and they’re coming up with things that are phenomenal, Regeneron, we are coming up with things that are phenomenal, including therapeutics for therapies. It’s incredible what’s happening. You’ll be seeing it very… And By the way with Biden, it would have been years before you came up with any of this stuff. Years, it would have been years.

Europe is almost a 50% greater excess mortality rate than the United States, you don’t hear that. Through Operation Warp Speed, we will develop and distribute a vaccine in record time, it’s going to be very, very soon. And before the end of the year, maybe sooner than that. On November 3rd, Minnesota will decide whether we end this pandemic, defeat the virus, and return to record prosperity. Either way, we’re returning, either way. We’re going to have the vaccine. We’re [inaudible 00:03:38].

Trump accuses Biden of wanting to kill the economy and invents “single family zoning” term in another racist attack on minorities living in suburbs:

Well, whether we allow Joe Biden to kill the recovery… He wants to shut down. This guy says, “Let’s shut it down.” A lot of deaths caused by shutdown; depression, death, drugs, alcoholism, horrendous family fights, horrendous family fights, and he wants to destroy those suburbs by abolishing single family zoning. All of these things are just a horrible thing, what he wants to do. And I think he’s going to do it because he’s not smart enough to understand that the other side has big problems.

Trump pats himself on the back for not allowing millions to die of coronavirus (yet) while remaining mute about the 205,000 that have died on his watch:

You know, we did something great. We had the greatest economy in history and we had to close it down because we would have lost millions of lives, and now we’re opening it up and we’re doing it at a level like nobody’s ever seen before, and it’s a great thing, and we’re going to be back in business very soon, except for some Democrats.

No one is saying this:

And they’ll all open up. They’re going to all open up right after November 3rd. They’ll announce, ‘We’d like to tell you that we’re all opening up November 4th.’ Did you see the one group that said, ‘We’re opening up right after the election, I think we’ll open up.’ That’s great.

Trump blabbers about American exceptionalism, which given Trump’s bigoted rhetortic, is just code for white supremacy:

These are terrible people because they’re more interested in politics than they are in the lives of people. They want to confiscate your guns and indoctrinate your children to this poisonous anti-American rhetoric and lies. To combat the toxic left… And you see this, that toxic left-wing propaganda in our schools, we are launching a new pro-American lesson plan for students called the 1776 Commission.

We will teach our children the truth about America that we are the most exceptional nation on the face of the Earth.

Trump gives hat-tip to the My Pillow guy:

And Mike Lindell, he makes more pillows this guy. He makes more pillows, thank you Mike. He goes to a lot of my rallies, he likes these rallies, and we like him.

Trump calls 96-year-old veteran “handsome:”

Here as well tonight is 96-year-old world war II veteran, Dr. John [Ringsred 00:07:35]. Look at you. You look great, John. Wow. You look good. Handsome. Thank you, John. Thank you very much. It’s an honor, john. After years of rebuilding other nations, we are finally rebuilding our nation.

Trump claims Biden purchased a “Buy American” sign from him and then accuses Biden of mimicking his campaign:

You ever see Biden? He’s got a sign, buy American. I said he got it from me. I’ve been doing this for a long time. Copies my campaign, copies our plans. He copies a lot, like you haven’t heard that before.

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Trump issues vague, veiled threat about wielding American military might:

We have the greatest weaponry we’ve ever had. No country has ever come close to the kind of firepower we have. Hope to God we never have to use it. We have firepower and weapons and the Republicans said it because Democrats… We have to have that, otherwise we’re going to be at the mercy of other countries. We have the greatest firepower, the greatest weapons in the history of the world. Hope to God that we never have to use them.

Trump promotes the Space Force:

And we launched a new branch of the US armed forces, first since the Air Force in 75 years, it’s called the Space Force.

Trump really enjoys killing people:

We killed the founder and leader of ISIS, al-Baghdadi gone. We took out the world’s number one terrorist, and the murderer of so many American troops and plenty of other troops, Qasem Soleimani is no longer with us.

Trump incorrectly claims that his predecessor, President Barack Obama, gave $150 billion and “plane loads of cash” to Iran:

I withdrew from the last administration’s total disaster, the Iran Nuclear Deal. Obama gave them 150 billion. That was bad, but he gave him 1.8 billion in cash. How the hell do you do that? What does 1.8 billion in cash look like? They must have looked at that, they said, ‘Man, plane loads of cash.’

Trump gloats about Israel, his pointless Middle East peace deal, and then whines about not winning a Nobel Prize, because Obama got one:

I kept my promise recognized the true capital of Israel, and opened the American embassy in Jerusalem. I also recognized Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, and instead of endless wars, we are forging peace in the Middle East. And I was nominated for three Nobel Prizes and I didn’t get one story. I have to tell you, because they refuse to write it.

“Darling?” Really?

When Obama got his Nobel Prize, it was the biggest story I’ve ever seen. And he didn’t even know why he got it. He got it like immediately upon taking office. [inaudible 00:36:46] but I told my First Lady, I told our First Lady, ‘Darling, you’re going to be so proud of me tonight. We’re going to watch television and you’re not going to believe how big this [inaudible 00:10:54].’ ‘What happened? What happened?’ ‘Darling, I was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for Israel, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates. And then I was nominated again for Serbia, Kosovo, all different. Then I was nominated a third time.’ But I said, ‘First time, second time, I was a little bit.’ I said to our First Lady, ‘Watch this tonight, Darling, it’s going to be.’

Trump recites bizarre anecdote about Lester Holt and long commercials:

And I turn to Lester Holt, number two show. I turn to Lester Holt, and they covered one story was about rain, another was about the environment, another was about something else, another, it was a bad hit on me, another one, something else. So now we’re through with about half of it. Now they went to the longest commercial I’ve ever seen.

Trump complains about the “fake news” not reporting on a Nobel Prize he never received:

Not supposed to, when you report the fake news, you’re not supposed to get free air time from the US government. Does anybody know what that means? And then they went onto the second half again and again and again, she looked at me, ‘Darling, I don’t think they’re going to cover this.’ I said, ‘It’s impossible. It’s a nomination for the Nobel Peace award. It’s impossible.’ Guess what? It ended, we got nothing. Then three days later we got nothing. And on the third time, the third time I said, ‘Let’s not even watch. We’re not getting anything. These people are sick.’

Trump says Biden will kill Social Security and Medicare, despite his own pledge to unilaterally strike down the payroll tax, which funds both programs:

The Biden plan would destroy Social Security and destroy protections for people with preexisting conditions, give free federal healthcare to all illegal aliens, bankrupting Medicare.

Trump says people would be “surprised” at how “smart” and “sophisticated” immigrants are:

But you know, it’s going to happen. They’re going to pour into our country. When they hear that, they’re going to come in. They’re very smart, very sophisticated, you’d be surprised.

Trump accuses Biden – without evidence – of gunning to eliminate charter schools:

There’s no more charter schools, no more school choice but we’re making a lot of progress. In the second term, I will provide school choice to every parent in America.

Trump peddles plenty of vacuous “whats,” but not a single “how” regarding his second term goals – which include wiping entire cities off the map:

A vote for Republicans is a vote for safe communities, great jobs, and a limitless future for all Americans. And in conclusion, over the next four years, we will make America into the manufacturing superpower of the world. And we will end our reliance on China once and for all. Did you see what he said last night about manufacturing? Well, Obama said we’re not going to ever have manufacturing and you’d need a magic wand. Last night he said we’re doing manufacturing. No, no. They gave up on manufacturing. I have almost 700,000 manufacturing jobs. I said, “How can you lose manufacturing?” He’s bad news. They lie.

We will make our medical supplies right here in the United States. We will hire more police, increase penalties on assaults. And we will ban deadly sanctuary cities. We will uphold religious liberty, free speech and the right to keep and bear arms. Second amendment. We will strike down terrorists who threaten our citizens, and we will keep out, we will keep people out of our country. Thank you.

Trump promises to draw down American military presence “in countries you’ve never even heard of and never will hear of:”

But we will keep out of these ridiculous, endless Wars in countries that you’ve never heard of and you never will hear of. It’s ridiculous. And we’re bringing them all home. You see that. We will maintain America’s unrivaled military might, and we will ensure peace through strength. That’s what we have. Ridiculous. We’re all over the world. We’re in places nobody ever heard of before.

Trump pledges to protect people with pre-existing conditions despite having put forth no health care plan to replace the Affordable Care Act, which he hopes the Supreme Court will strike down, leaving tens of millions without health insurance:

We will end surprise medical billing, require price transparency. I’ve already signed it. Can you believe it? It kicks in on January 1st. Can you imagine if this clown gets in? And they’ll say, “He got price transparency. What’s that?” That’ll have such an impact. It kicks in. I said to my people, “You think you could have kicked it in a little bit earlier?” And further reduced health insurance premiums and the cost of prescription drugs, which we’re going to be bringing down massively because of Favorite Nations. We will strongly protect Medicare and Social Security, and we will always protect those incredible people, as I said, with pre-existing conditions.

Trump says NASA was a mess when he took office and aims to land the first woman on the Moon and send humans to Mars:

America will land the first woman on the moon and the United States will be the first nation to land an astronaut on Mars. And it will be soon. You have to see. NASA has become again the greatest space center in the world. You had to see what it looked like when I took over. It was terrible.

Trump – demonstrably ignorant of the recent history of his own office – promises to provide “patriotic education” to American students:

We will stop the radical indoctrination of our students and restore patriotic education to our schools. We will teach our children to love our country, honor our history and always respect our great American flag. And we will live by the timeless words of our national motto, In God We Trust.

Trump lies about Obama and then – again – vows to “stand up for” Minnesotans, but only if he wins the state:

For years, you had a President who apologized for America. Now you have a President who is standing up for America and standing up for the great people of Minnesota. Thank you. But if we don’t win, I’m never calling you great again. So get your friends, get your family, get your neighbors, and get you co-workers and get out and vote. We got to win. We got to win.

Trump, the self-proclaimed savior of Minnesota who was agitated, bored, and sweaty by the 44:00 mark, lamented having to stick around to endorse Republican Congressman Jason Lewis for United State Senate:

You know, Minnesota, maybe I’ll just do a [inaudible 00:45:12] because we need Jason. Jason. Where’s Jason? Jason’s going to come. Jason Lewis. He’s going to be your Senator. You’re going to win so much. You know that one, right? You’ve heard it. Should I do it or not? I’ve got this beautiful crescendo of a speech and now I have to ruin it with this story with Jason, but let’s do it anyway.

Trump predicts that if Lewis unseats incumbent Democratic Senator Tina Smith, residents of Minnesota will be exhausted from all the winning:

But we’re going to win so much because Minnesota before I came around was not doing too well. Okay? Was not doing too well. Then you had your best years ever. But we’re going to win so much and you’re going to go and see your great Senator, Jason Lewis. He’s going to say. And you’re going to see Emmer, and you’re going to see all of that. And you’re going to say, Mr. Senator, please go see the President. We’re winning too much. We can’t stand it, sir. Minnesota, we’re not used to winning this much. It’s too much, sir. Please, go see. Well, I don’t want to do that. Please Senator. Go see the President. We’re winning too much. We cannot stand it. For years we’ve done poorly before he came along. Now we’re doing so well. And we’re growing now stronger than ever before. We don’t want to win so much, Mr. Senator.

Then there was this weird little fantasy:

So your Senator is going to come in. ‘Hi Jason, how are you doing?’ ‘Sir, Minnesota is winning too much. We have to stop it.’ I said, ‘What are you talking about?’ ‘Sir, we have to stop it. It’s just too much running. We have to stop it. ‘I say, ‘Jason, let me tell you. I know the people of Minnesota and they love winning. They’re going to keep winning. We’re going to win. We’re going to win so much. We’re going to keep on winning. And you’re going to have the greatest year that you’ve ever had next year and the year after. And that’s where it’s heading. So I just want to thank you, and Jason, I’m sorry. I will not follow your wish.’ Thank you very much.

Trump says that he and Minnesotans are one big happy family – but only if Trump wins:

But we are. We’re one movement. We’re one family. We’re one beautiful people in one glorious nation under God and together with the incredible people of Minnesota, we will make America wealthy again. We will make America strong again. We will make America proud again. We will make America safe again. And we will make America great again. Thank you, Minnesota. Go out and vote.

Watch the entire speech here:

Thirty-three days until the election.

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