At a huge rally in Green Bay, Wisconsin that drew thousands of supporters, President Donald Trump said Saturday that the 3.2% economic growth in the first quarter of 2019 was only one of the reasons he would cruise to a second term in office.
Wisconsin, which was part of the infamous “blue wall” that was supposed to guarantee Hillary Clinton the presidency in 2016, promises to be an intense battleground state going into the next election. And that election was on Trump’s mind as he spoke.
“They should change it to the Radical Left Democratic Party,” Trump suggested, drawing cheers and laughter from the 10,000-strong Risch Center. “It’s crazy what’s going on with them. Oh, do I look forward to running against them.”
Trump hinted at the strategy he hopes will propel him to victory next November, blasting the Democrats for their extreme lurch to the left and ticking off some of their worst policy proposals. After reminding the crowd of the absurd Green New Deal, the party’s radical push for abhorrent new abortion laws, and the embrace of socialism coming from some of the party’s most prominent members, Trump said the choice in 2020 would be a clear one.
“The Republican Party is the party of all Americans,” he said. “And common sense.”
Also on the president’s mind was the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, which was taking place at the same time as the rally. Trump skipped the event for the third straight time, telling the crowd that there was nowhere he’d rather be.
“Is there any place that’s more fun than a Trump rally?” he asked.
The crowd assured him there was not.
At the event in question – Washington’s “nerd prom,” as the reporters like the call it – Trump’s supposed war on the press was central to the theme.
“It shouldn’t need to be said in a room full of people who understand the power of words that ‘fake news’ and ‘enemies of the people’ are not pet names, punchlines, or presidential,” said WHCA president Oliver Knox.
Yeah well, do less to deserve those names and he’ll stop using them. If the leaders of the WHCA had any sense, they would concentrate less on the external threat to journalism coming from the president and more on the internal threat to their business coming from reckless reporting. Was there even one mention that night of the outright HOAX that the media has spent the last two years perpetrating on the American people? In what world is that not the most important story in journalism right now?
But no, keep blaming Trump for your woes. Keep pretending you’re in some battle against the White House for truth and justice. See how that works out for you in the end.