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18 Oct, 11 tweets, 4 min read
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
"I've saved your way of life. I've saved the American dream" -- Trump
"She's extraordinarily unfair" -- Trump preemptively attacks the moderator of the next presidential debate, Kristen Welker, then pushes a conspiracy theory about Savannah Guthrie going into hiding following Thursday's NBC town hall
"They're Democratic run -- you know, I always say 'Democrat,' you know why? Because it sounds worse. They should actually change their name" -- Trump
"She's broken the law. Let's see what happens ... but she hates our country." -- Trump makes baseless accusations against Ilhan Omar, prompting "lock her up!" chants
As coronavirus cases and hospitalizations in Wisconsin spike to unprecedented highs, Trump tells his fans in Janesville a pack of lies, insisting that the pandemic "is rounding the corner"
"I have doctors, they want to touch every single part of my body" -- Trump
"I said, first lady, am I the most handsome president ever? 'Yes, absolutely.' I said, who can top me? She said, 'well, JFK was good looking, but nothing like you. Nothing like you, darling.'" -- Trump
Trump once again insinuates that Gold Star families gave him Covid, then says, "I got better fast. I can now jump into the audience and give you all a big kiss. The women and the men. I'll kiss those big powerful men down there."
"When someday I leave [office], whether it's in 4 years, 8 years, 12 years, 16 years" -- Trump muses about shredding the Constitution and becoming an autocrat
"We're putting a charge at the border. Mexico is paying for the wall" -- Trump makes stuff up

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