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Trump tries to kill ACA during COVID-19: “You don't have to kill people” in the Trump second term

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The unhingery continues with four months left. Trump’s doubling down on positions seems typical but has now moved to places that seem more like a scorched-earth campaign as November approaches.

Asked what his top priorities are for a 2nd term, Trump did not name anything.He said:

1) talent is more important than experience;

2) he hadn’t been to DC much before he won, but now he knows everybody;

3) he has great people in his administration, though Bolton is an idiot.

Nonsense continues

AUDIENCE MEMBER: Great to have you with us. My question for you is: With all the unrest we’ve seen across the country, and right here in the state of Wisconsin last night, in our capital city —


AUDIENCE MEMBER: — a senator was beaten. Lady Forward was ripped off her pedestal. We lost some other statues. What steps is the administration taking to give us back our streets?

THE PRESIDENT: So, very strong. You happen to have a Democrat governor right now. If you would have had Governor Walker, that wouldn’t have happened.

AUDIENCE MEMBER: That’s right.

THE PRESIDENT: Wouldn’t have happened. (Applause.) I mean, I’m not saying it. If Scott were your governor, that would not have happened. But it did happen, and it was a shame. And the person they beat up was a Democrat who happened to be gay. And he was probably out there rooting them on or something, because Democrats think it’s wonderful that they’re destroying our country. It’s a very sick thing going on. Nobody has ever seen it.

Biden is going to be — look, I don’t think Biden is a radical left, but it doesn’t matter because they’re going to just do whatever they want to do. They’ll take him over. He can’t — he can’t perform. He’s not going to be able to perform. He’s shot. He’s shot. Whether you like it or not, he’s shot. The radical left is going to take him over.

Look what happened: Eliot Engel was a pretty mainline guy. He lost by like 37 points or something. He got just — he just got killed in the election we just had yesterday. He was supposed to be a shoe-in. And he got hit by a strong, far-left candidate.

You have a couple of other congressmen and women that probably are going to lose or are going to lose. Very close — too close to call. Look at what’s happened to the Democrats. And these are real lefties. These are people that — take a look at Venezuela. Venezuela was a very rich country, a great country — a beacon 20 years ago, 15 years ago. People looked — richest country in Latin, South America. Richest — everything good. They don’t have food. They don’t have water. They have death all over. People have nothing.

It’s the same exact mindset and philosophy that we have today on attack, and it won’t happen, not while I’m here. It won’t happen. But a guy like Biden, he’s going to have no power to do anything about it. And they’re dragging him. I don’t know if you saw — Bernie Sanders said, “My sole focus now is to take Joe Biden way left.” They’re going to do it because there’s nobody in the center-left anymore. He was left anyway. But there’s nobody in the center or center-left. I mean, it’s a disgrace what’s happened to our country.

Now, with that being said, the Republicans have to get tougher. And I’m telling them all the time, because they’re sitting back; they want to be politically correct. They think, “Oh, it’s terrible to say something bad.” No, no, no. I told them, “You’ll see. If anyone attacks…” I stopped it the other night. I stopped it a number of times. But you’ll see what’s happening. And we told them: Every night, we’re going to get tougher and tougher. And at some point, there’s going to be retribution because there has to be. These people are vandals, but they’re agitators, but they’re really — they’re terrorists, in a sense.

So I think you’ll be extremely impressed. But you have to put pressure. Also, I love the Republicans — I told you, they came for me 100 percent; I’m at 96 percent approval rating in the Republican Party — but I said, “You’re going to have to get tougher. You can’t be politically correct anymore,” because we’re really fighting something that’s very dangerous.

Thank you. (Applause.)…

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