In Michigan, impeached Trump claims “big backlash at the box office” whatever that means

The House voted both impeachment articles and Trump seemed to be in denial during his speech in Battle Creek Michigan at a 10,000 seat arena.

“I'm the first person to ever get impeached and there's no crime. Like, I feel guilty.”

Trump: “By the way, it doesn't really feel like we're being impeached.”

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  • Trump in Battle Creek, Michigan: “I've been eating Battle Creek cereals for a long time.”
  • Trump repeats his regular false claim about how we're now getting billions from China and “they never gave us 10 cents.” 1) Americans are paying his tariffs. 2) The US averaged $12 billion in tariff revenue from tariffs on China between 2007 and 2016.
  • The meeting with patriotic farmers who didn't want a subsidy, just fairness. “Sir.”
  • Trump says presidents, prime ministers and some dictators say “sir, we'd like to buy a nuclear submarine,” but he says no, he turns them down.
  • Trump says F-35 pilots are better-looking than Tom Cruise, who is a good guy, with “equal” faces but better bodies.
  • Trump is nowhere near his text but, maybe aside from his unusually bitter rant about the protester, does not sound different in tone so far tonight than he has sounded at his other rallies.
  • Trump is again claiming that “they” were estimating November jobs growth of 70K, or 80K, or 90K, or maybe 110K, but it was 266K. There was surely somebody somewhere estimating five-figure growth, but the median of Reuters-surveyed economists was 180K; the lowest was 120K.
  • Trump claims people's 401(ks) are up 90%, 97% and 82% under him, which is much greater than stock market growth under him.
  • Trump tells his multi-sir story about the guy whose wife thought he was a “loser” but now that his 401(k) is up 72% she calls him “darling” and is in love with him.He does not identify the man as an NYPD cop, as he usually does.
  • Trump says the economy would've crashed under Hillary Clinton. He then scoffs at people who say Obama deserves credit for this economy, arguing that “you were dying.”
  • Trump claims that “20,000 people” had to leave the rally because they couldn't get in and it's too cold to watch on a screen. If anyone is out there reporting, please feel free to let me know if this is true.
  • “Choice. You finally got Choice. They've been trying to get it for almost 50 years,” Trump says of the Veterans Choice program Obama signed into law in 2014.
  • Trump invokes his son, saying that Elizabeth Warren had a big crowd in New York but Barron Trump could go into Central Park and get the same or “a bigger crowd” though he's 13. (Melania Trump scolded a professor for briefly mentioning Barron in impeachment testimony.)
  • “I don't think we've ever had an empty seat,” Trump says, though he has had empty seats at multiple rallies, such as October in Minneapolis, July in Greenville, October 2018 in Houston.
  • Trump says “nobody ever leaves our speeches,” they only get up to go to the bathroom. Even die-hard supporters regularly stream out of his speeches when they go late and long.

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— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) December 19, 2019

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— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) December 19, 2019

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— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) December 19, 2019

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— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) December 19, 2019

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— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) December 19, 2019

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— Cheri Jacobus (@CheriJacobus) December 19, 2019

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— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) December 19, 2019

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— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) December 19, 2019

Revisionist history knows no bounds as apparently the WH wants this bizarre claim to take hold: “Hillary Clinton purposely lost the election with the aid of Russian hacking so the Democrats could then impeach Trump”

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