When President Trump arrived in Moon Township, Pennsylvania to deliver one of his patented campaign-style rallies, many thought we would see a more concilliatory president.
After all, Trump’s poll numbers were up. He was starting to work with both parties on certain issues. Jobs numbers were good. The economy was strong. One might be excused for thinking that the commander in chief would strike a softer tone.
In case you missed it, that, uh, was not the case. If “Fire and Fury” hadn’t already been used as a threat against North Korea by the president and the title of a poorly-sourced book-length hatchet job on the administration, the transcript of Trump’s Saturday rally in the Pittsburgh suburbs could easily be released under that title.
During the speech, the president suggested dealing with the drug epidemic by instituting the death penalty for drug traffickers. He called NBC’s Chuck Todd “a sleeping son of a b***” and CNN “fake as hell.” And that was all before he got super-personal with Maxine Waters.
Waters, for those of you unfamiliar with the representative from California, has been beating the impeachment drum on Trump since the electoral vote count hit 270 in the early morning hours of Nov. 9, 2016.
She’s vouchsafed to America that the most salacious — and most unverified — parts of the Trump dossier are absolutely true, although she hasn’t presented a shred of evidence to that effect. She’s said that Trump’s coining of the nickname “Crooked Hillary” was grounds for impeachment. In fact, she’s also said that Democrats don’t even really need grounds for impeachment, since they can just make that stuff up.
In spite of this — or, more frighteningly, because of this — Waters has become a popular hero of the left again. Her catchphrase “reclaiming my time” — something she said during a congressional hearing when she decided she was sick of hearing Secretary of the Treasury Steve Mnuchin speak — has appeared on everything from memes to mugs. This is all in spite of the fact that she’s certifiably crazy.
And, during his rally in Pennsylvania on Saturday, Trump was sure to point this out in jaw-dropping fashion.
“And Maxine Waters, a very low IQ individual. Did you ever see her?” Trump said during the rally.
“We will impeach him. We will impeach the president,” Trump said, doing an impression of Waters.
“But he hasn’t done anything wrong. It doesn’t matter, we will impeach him,” he continued
Trump on Maxine Waters: "She's a low I.Q. individual. You can't help it." pic.twitter.com/XvHNCZnGSN
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) March 11, 2018
“She’s a low IQ individual. She can’t help it. She really is. We will impeach him. But we have Maxine Waters and plenty of others,” Trump added.
It seems somewhat supererogatory to go after Maxine Waters’ sanity and low IQ. Just look at what happens when she goes off script or gets a question she wasn’t expecting. It’s like a Commodore 64 trying to load Photoshop: Her cerebral cortex either freezes up or goes absolutely haywire.
Sure, it’s supererogatory. That doesn’t mean it’s not fun, though. And, as far as I’m concerned, America should have as much fun with Maxine Waters’ antics before a) the Democrats realize just how outré she really is and relegate her back to deserved obscurity or b) the men in white coats come for her. I don’t think that’s too much to ask.
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