So he goes further next time.
In fact, they paid it very little attention, relatively.
All I have to say about the opening is: someone thought this was very clever. Going to Washington Township in Michigan. The whole event basically happened so he could throw that line out.
"good, realistic" is actually
". Good real estate."
So he compares it to a savvy investment.
So of course he's playing power games with the men he's thanking, blaming them for the venue size, but he's perfectly gracious about the chairwoman.
Women are property to him, and he's claiming her.
Also note the implied carrot/stick about how "others" would be "better off" if they honored the flag.
The news media hasn't done a whole lot to shed light on the truth here.
He'll do it.
Not that his audience will catch that, or care.
Trump actually says "You have a Senator in Michigan", not "in mission"... stop and think about that.
Because it was news to him.
"The country is doing better than the stock market." == "The real number is probably much higher."
I think he's starting to catch on.
He's adapting by replacing empty promises with TV show promos: you won't want to miss what happens next!
Note Trump threading the "everything is terrible/we made it great" needle here. We're taking care of our vets but we haven't yet because it's not good enough.
And he also just talked about how many people want the job.
Classic kettle logic: I didn't break your kettle because I didn't touch it, it was broken when I got it, and it's not even broken.
So, as I've said, I'm not a fact checker, but his characterization of the dossier's origins has been widely debunked.
Just look at how many times he tells his followers he loves them.
But he doesn't blame them for being "smart".
We're not losing.
Here's the Post. washingtonpost.com/news/politics/…
Here's the London one. washingtonpost.com/news/post-poli…
Reminder: Trump says "believe me" when he's hyper aware that he's lying.
Here's a quick recap of the important themes so far.