Right after Prznint Grand Wizard’s Nuremberg-style Rally on Wednesday:
Just returned to the White House from the Great State of North Carolina. What a crowd, and what great people. The enthusiasm blows away our rivals on the Radical Left. #2020 will be a big year for the Republican Party!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 18, 2019
…And by Thursday morning, when the sheer horror of Hair Füror’s racist rally dawned on everyone not living in Possum Hollar, House Republican leaders pleaded with the White House to prevent it from becoming a fixture at his rallies like “lock her up.”
House GOP leaders raised the “send her back” chant at breakfast with VP Pence this morning & cautioned, “we cannot be defined by this,” per Rep. Mark Walker, who called it “something that we want to address early” before it becomes a campaign staple like “lock her up”
— Julie Davis (@juliehdavis) July 18, 2019
Republicans aren’t saying they won’t goosestep behind Hair Füror if the chant continues, they’re just worried it’ll be politically damaging. Such good Germans.
Anyway, somehow the message got through the bedrock of his skull, and Prznint Stupid told reporters:
It was quite a chant, and I felt a little bit badly about it. [But] I say there is far more energy on the right than there is on the left. I think we have far more support than they do and I think we have far more energy than they do. And we’re going to have a very interesting election. But I was not happy when I heard that chant.
Uh-huh. Stupid paused for about 12 seconds to make sure the whole arena could clearly hear it, he appeared to show approval, and shortly thereafter said, “Hey, if they don’t like it, let them leave, let them leave.” But you know, better to gaslight us than admit anything.
This is the patented Hair Füror strategy: Whip up a frenzy, then disavow, and the press falls for the gaslighting everytime. Or do they?
“Trump disavowed the behavior of his own supporters in comments to reporters at the White House and claimed that he had tried to contain it, an assertion clearly contradicted by video of the event.”
“Donald Trump rarely admits a mistake, much less an overstatement, so we’ll take the regret he expressed Thursday at the chant of ‘send her back’ during his Wednesday rally as the moral equivalent of an apology. Let’s hope his supporters get the message, and that Mr. Trump stops egging them on.”
End of story? Just ask the “very fine people on both sides” about that. History repeats itself.