Just when we thought Donald Trump’s presidential campaign couldn’t be more cartoonish, the Republican nominee topped himself again.
In what Republicans initially called an effort to channel Abraham Lincoln in the homestretch of the campaign, Trump delivered a speech in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania – the site of the 16th president’s famous address – where he didn’t lay out a vision for America, but instead reiterated his belief that the electoral process is rigged and Hillary Clinton shouldn’t be allowed to run for president.
Trump at Gettysburg: Clinton “should have been precluded” from running, but the FBI and DOJ “covered up her crimes” https://t.co/sSt6vidM7y
— ABC News (@ABC) October 22, 2016
The system is also rigged because Hillary Clinton should have been precluded from running for the presidency of the United States, but the FBI and the Justice Department covered up her crimes, which included lying to the FBI and Congress on numerous occasions.
The Republican nominee also devoted time in his “major policy speech” to attacking the women who have come forward accusing him of sexual assault. In full Trump form, he threatened to take legal action against them all once the election is over.
Trump at rally: “Every woman lied when they came forward to hurt my campaign” and “all of these liars will be sued” https://t.co/EnCpHR095Q
— CNN Newsroom (@CNNnewsroom) October 22, 2016
“Every woman lied when they came forward to hurt my campaign, Trump said. “All of these liars will be sued after the election is over.”
The Trump campaign called the speech his “closing argument” of the 2016 campaign and promised a substantive argument about what he plans to do as president, but it really amounted to the same old speech from a man who knows he’s losing and wants to blame it on everyone else.
Abraham Lincoln is rolling in his grave.
Sean Colarossi currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and was an organizing fellow for both of President Obama’s presidential campaigns. He also worked with Planned Parenthood as an Affordable Care Act Outreach Organizer in 2014, helping northeast Ohio residents obtain health insurance coverage.