Donald Trump’s rally on Wednesday in Daytona was more like a bloopers reel of his worst campaign gaffes than a legitimate campaign event for a presidential candidate.
He started off by whining about one of Hillary Clinton’s campaign ads that portrays the Republican nominee making some of his worst comments from the campaign trail.
Trump began complaining that when he said Fox News’ Megyn Kelly had “blood coming out of her whatever,” everybody just took it wrong. He wasn’t referring to her menstrual cycle at all and anyone who thinks otherwise is just some sick pervert, at least according to the man who wants to bang his own daughter. But I digress.
I meant her nose or her ears or her mouth. But these people are perverted and they thought I was talking about somewhere else. And I cut [the comment] short because I was talking about taxes or economic development. … I wanted to get back on the subject.
He then moved on to his mockery of Serge Kovaleski, a reporter who has a disability that restricts the movement of his arms. At the end of last year, Trump claimed that he had seen thousands of Muslims cheering as the World Trade Center fell and cited the reporter as a source. When Kovalevski called bullshit, Trump responded by flailing his arms around to simulate his movement while mocking him verbally at a campaign rally.
The GOP later said that he had never met Kovaleski and had no idea he had a disability, a claim that turned out to be another one of Trump’s boldfaced lies.
He was trying to change his story,” Trump said of the incident. “I didn’t know the reporter. But then the reporter said he met me. … He said I knew him and I knew what he looked like. I don’t know him. And I’ve spent millions on buildings for people with disabilities.
Trump then told the crowd that he had gone above and beyond to make his properties accessible to people with disabilities, you know, kind of like what the Americans With Disabilities Act forces businesses to do.
“I spend millions of dollars on ramps, on all sorts of things in buildings. In some cases, many cases things I didn’t have to do,” Trump said.
When he didn’t say is that he didn’t even make these accommodations willingly and was “sued a number of times for violations of the Americans With Disabilities Act.”
It was certainly an interesting time for Trump to decide to rehash the drama of the past year considering how much turmoil has surrounded his campaign over the past week. You would think he might want to let sleeping dogs lie, but not Trump. Nothing matters more than being the center of attention to the narcissistic billionaire.
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