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I will never not be weirded out by Mike Pence's bizarre gesticulations
Mike Pence takes credit for a Veterans Choice bill that was signed into law by President Obama in 2014
Mike Pence is pushing ghastly lies about abortion
The administration of massive bailouts to farmers hurt by Trump's trade war wants you to believe they're staunchly against socialism
Trump goads the crowd into booing the "the fake news" immediately
Trump describes his fans as people "who believe that a nation must care for its own citizens first."
For the second time in less than five minutes, Trump goads his fans into booing the media and then basks in "CNN sucks!" chants.

"By the way, that is a lot of fake news back there," he says.
With a straight face, Trump -- who spends time at private clubs he still owns and profits from just about every weekend -- claims that his movement was about reclaiming power "from a permanent political class that enriched itself at your expense."
What would you call this if you saw it in another country?
Trump commemorates the start of his 2020 reelection campaign by attacking Hillary Clinton and basking in "lock her up!" chants
Trump accuses Obama of colluding with Putin. His fans eat it up.
Trump indicates that he's going to campaign hard on victimhood in 2020
Trump casually accuses Democrats of "want[ing] to destroy you and they want to destroy our country as we know it."
TRUMP: "[Dems] want to pack to the court w/ far left ideologues & radicalize our judiciary ... Look at what they did to a great gentleman - Justice Kavanaugh, highly respected. [Crowd boos] They did not just try to win but tried to destroy him w/ false and malicious accusations."
Lindsay Graham and Marco Rubio look uncomfortable listening on while Trump makes insane accusations about Democrats
Trump tries to convince his fans that he personally designed the border wall. They eat it up.
TRUMP: "This election is a verdict on whether we want to live in a country where the people will lose an election, refuse to concede and spend the next two years trying to shred our Constitution and rip your country apart."
It's 2019 and Trump is still running against Hillary Clinton
Trump insinuates that William Barr may still prosecute Hillary Clinton for her emails
Trump describes the ACA's individual mandate for health insurance coverage as "one of the worst things anybody has ever had to live through."

Completely absurd.
Trump fans are bored and silent as Trump misinforms them about how tariffs work. Compare and contrast with the policy discussion happening on the left.
Trump is still out here attacking Hillary Clinton for saying "deplorables." Going after Hillary has been a centerpiece of his reelection campaign launch speech. He's not even trying to update his material.
One thing I will say about Trump is that he knows how to get his audiences involved in his speeches -- and they love it.

Here he is workshopping 2020 campaign slogans based on crowd reaction.
Trump fans absolutely love them some Trump. Check out this reaction. There's nothing he could do to cause these people to turn on him.
Trump lies about African American and Hispanic American unemployment rates (they hit record lows over a year ago but have ticked up since)
Trump takes credit for clean air and water while simultaneously touting his support for coal energy
Trump takes credit for a Veterans Choice bill that was signed into law by President Obama in 2014
Trump goads his fans into booing "Democrats in California" because they did something nice for undocumented immigrants, then shouts out @GovRonDeSantis
One day after announcing imminent mass deportations, Trump says this: "Wait until you see some of the things you are going to be hearing about over the next few months. Our country should be a sanctuary for law-abiding citizens, not for criminal aliens." #gulp
TRUMP: "Republicans do not believe in socialism. We believe in freedom."

TRUMP IN LITERALLY THE NEXT BREATH: "We will defend Medicare and Social Security for our great seniors. We will defend it like nobody else. And we will always protect patients with pre-existing conditions."
Trump pushes vile, dangerous lies about Democrats and abortion
In this single clip, Trump promises to cure cancer, AIDS, and "lay the foundation" for a Mars landing -- all in his second term
In one final indication that his material is fundamentally the same as it ever was, Trump closes his speech by promising to "make American great again."
Hannity and Ingraham engage in some casual banter about how Trump has more energy than any other person in the world and about the lists of phony Trump supporters they're keeping.

Totally normal, non-culty stuff.
Kim Jong Un would blush at the sort of culty commentary offered by @PamBondi in this clip if it happened on North Korean state TV. It is truly beyond parody.
It's June 19, 2019 and Trump is still basking in "lock her up!" chants while suggesting Hillary Clinton should be prosecuted for her emails.

Trump's reelection kickoff in Orlando indicated his 2020 campaign will be painfully like 2016.…
Trump incites this type of violent behavior…
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