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16 Oct, 23 tweets, 7 min read
The Trump Superspreader Tour 2020 is currently in Ocala, Florida, for a matinee performance
"She's like, disappeared. Nobody can find her. She's not too popular right now" -- Trump on Savannah Guthrie after last night's NBC town hall
"corrupt political crass"
"Lock him up!" -- Trump fans chant for the extrajudicial imprisonment of Joe Biden
Trump struggles to talk about the US coronavirus death toll, but compares the death toll of nearly 220,000 Americans favorably with a situation in which the government did absolutely nothing at all
Trump, projecting, claims "the Biden family is a criminal enterprise"
Where's Nestor?
Trump points to somebody in the crowd he calls "Rick Gates," though I suspect it was a different Rick and Trump botched the name
Trump quips about serving three more terms in office
There were over 3,300 new coronavirus cases in Florida on Thursday
Trump bashes Ilhan Omar: "I think we're going to win MN because of Omar. Think of it, she hates our country. She hates our country. She comes from a place that, ah, doesn't even have a govt, and then she comes here, she tells us how to run our country, and she hates our country."
Trump pushes unfounded conspiracy theories and lies about Ilhan Omar: "Who came in here, married her brother or something, and came in illegally." (Omar is a Somali refugee and there is no evidence she married her brother)
Trump short-circuits when he tries to read the word "illegal"
"It's the enemy of the people. Our media is the enemy of the people. It's very, very dangerous, what they do ... I will deliver optimism, opportunity, and hope" -- Trump
"We can share a microphone now" -- Hope Hicks is at the rally, not wearing a mask, and for some reason she gets up to the lectern and says (literally) a couple words
"I don't know what the hell they gave me, but I'll take some more of it right now"
Ron DeSantis is mingling with people without a mask
Ronna McDaniel, who just had coronavirus, also isn't wearing a mask
Trump 2020: How about a mulligan?
"Hey Ron, are we gonna win the state please? You know, if we don't win it, I'm blaming the governor. I'll fire him somehow" -- Trump
Trump apparently thinks offshore drilling is bad now
Trump repeatedly claims that the military now has "hydrosonic" missiles. (I believe he meant "hypersonic")
#populism

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Trump begins his speech in Janesville, Wisconsin, by urging the governor to "open your state up," even though coronavirus cases in the state have been spiking
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GUTHRIE: When was your last negative coronavirus test?

TRUMP: "Well, I test quite a bit."

GUTHRIE: Did you test the day of the debate?

TRUMP: "I don't know. I don't even remember."

G: Did you take a test the day of the debate?

T: "I probably did."
"Possibly I did. Possibly I didn't." -- Trump on if he took a coronavirus test the day of the first presidential debate
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GUTHRIE: "They didn't say that. I know that study."

TRUMP: "That's what I heard and that's what I saw."
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Trump is about to have another superspreader rally in Greenville, North Carolina. Follow for a video thread.
if you recognize these ladies, encourage them to get tested
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