In a telephone interview with Sean Hannity, Trump railed in opposition to his opponents — actual and imagined — whereas additionally portray an alternate actuality of his present political state of affairs. He was aided and abetted in that world-building by Hannity, the most loyal of Trump’s media foot troopers.
Below, the lines from the interview that you must see.
1. “We did tremendous opportunity, if you look at the opportunities we have given everybody.”
I believe I did great alternative one time. Woke up the following morning and did not keep in mind a factor. And away we go!
2. “Before the Chinese plague came to us, the African American — if you look at the African American unemployment, Hispanic unemployment, Asian unemployment, women, everything, we had the best unemployment numbers in the history of our country.”
3. “We had almost 160 million people working. Nobody has been close.”
It is true that extra individuals have been employed than ever earlier than! But it is a bit deceptive. Because we even have extra individuals in America than ever earlier than. More Americans = extra Americans working.
4. “The previous administration did nothing.”
5. “And they love their country. And they don’t want to make any mistakes. But they’re under siege. There’s no question about that.”
Trump suggests right here that the explanation — or, at the very least a purpose — for the collection of violent reactions by police towards African American males is as a result of police are “under siege.” No company in any respect for his or her actions.
6. “And whether it’s the cams, you know, the dash cam and the body cam, which is a camera, basically, very sophisticated camera, and other thing.”
So a physique digital camera is, uh, a digital camera? I used to be not conscious of that!
7. “And it — and it’s going to — a lot of things are happening right now.”
This is a traditional Trump-ism. He’s speaking particularly right here about police reform however he might be speaking about any kind of coverage with this quote. Lots of stuff is occurring. He cannot keep in mind precisely what. But it is loads. And it is occurring.
8. “They want to defund. And they want to abolish. They want to abolish police departments. And that’s what it’s going to be.”
9. “You know, with Biden, if you look, if he ever got in, you would be abolishing police. You could just watch, because he’s not going to be running anything. People around him will. And they will be abolishing police.”
10. “They will be getting rid of your Second Amendment very quickly. You will not have a Second Amendment.”
11. “And many other things, you won’t have that you would like to have.”
So, if Democrats win the White House I will not have “Cherry Garcia” ice cream anymore? Those maniacs!
12. “I watched that. I couldn’t really watch it for that long a period of time. It was over eight minutes. And who could — who could watch that?”
In which the President of the United States acknowledges he could not and/or did not watch the video of the demise of George Floyd whereas in police custody. One might argue that it’s the accountability of a President to look at that horror in order to correctly grasp why so a lot of his constituents are so offended and upset.
13. “The event that took place yesterday was — I thought it was a terrible situation, but you can’t resist a police officer. And if you have a disagreement, you have to take it up after the fact. It was a very sad, very, very sad thing.”
14. “And today and just got a report that the police officer’s lawyer said that he heard a sound like a gun, like a gunshot. And he saw a flash in front of him. So, that’s an interesting — you know, I don’t know that I would have necessarily believed that.”
15. “I will tell you, that’s — that’s a very interesting thing. And maybe that’s so. They’re going to have to find out.”
Again, traditional Trump right here. Take an allegation, push it to the general public after which stroll away.
16. “I hope he gets a fair shake, because police have not been treated fairly in our country. They have not been treated fairly.”
Again, reminder: The President is saying this on the day that the officer was charged with felony homicide within the killing of Rayshard Brooks.
17. “But, again, you can’t resist a police officer like that. And they ended up in a very terrible disagreement.”
Charged with homicide. On Wednesday.
18. “I said, Joe didn’t make that statement. And Joe doesn’t even know the statement was made. But they are leaving him there.”
This is a part of a longer-term effort by Trump to counsel that former Vice President Joe Biden is completely out of it, missing the psychological capability to carry the job he’s operating for.
19. “If you look back a few months to an economy that was the greatest of all time, everything we had was at records, every — every — no matter whether it’s unemployment, whether it’s the stock market.”
20. ” I don’t even like to talk about that, because it’s fading away. It’s going to fade away.”
21. “The protests — I mean, the protesters and anarchists and terrorists and looters and all of the people that were marching on various locations over the last couple of weeks, that’s died down.”
Lumping peaceable protesters in with “anarchists and terrorists and looters” is deeply irresponsible by anybody. When the President of the United States does it, properly, it is simply plain terrible.
22. “Many of them don’t even know what they’re protesting, frankly.”
Downplaying the trigger — and intelligence — of the protesters? Totally regular stuff!
23. “We will be in Tulsa. You have a great mayor and you have a great governor, Governor Stitt. I spoke to him yesterday. They’re so excited about it, that you have no idea.”
24. “And we have had so many sign-ups. You know, there are lines of people now, and we won’t be there for three days. They have lines of people right now trying to get into the arena. I mean, they will be there.”
25. “So, we have done a great job. We have — we were very early to the call, as you know, because you have one person that reports it. But when we heard about it, I made the decision not to let people from China come in.”
26. “And it’s an incredible thing. Their immune system is very strong. And so we have to get the schools open. And I’m sure they will be open. I think most of them, if people are doing the right thing, they’re going to be opening up schools. You have to have it.”
Dr. Trump, I presume?
27. “Nobody knew that it was going to be that contagious. It’s a highly contagious — there’s been nothing like this since 1917, over 100 years ago, where probably anywhere from 50 to 100 million people died.”
28. “Probably ended World War I, because all the soldiers, they were — they were so sick.”
So the Spanish Flu ended World War I?
29. “Well, first of all, nobody, nobody has been tougher on Russia or China than I have, nobody even close.”
30. “And then, in terms of Bolton, he broke the law. He was a washed-up guy. I gave him a chance. He couldn’t get Senate-confirmed, so I gave him a non-Senate-confirmed position, where I could just put him there, see how we worked.”
Yes, it is odd that Hannity has waited this lengthy within the interview to convey up a brand new guide written by Trump’s former nationwide safety adviser that’s massively essential of the President. Thanks for noticing!
31. “But he broke the law, very simple, I mean, as much as it’s going to be broken. This is highly classified. That’s the highest stage. It’s highly classified information. And he did not have approval. That’s come out now very loud and very strong.”
32. “Look, he was a great rookie. And his second year was great. And then, after that, he started going downhill rather rapidly. And then he was out of football. And then he started suing everybody.”
This looks like a little bit of oversimplification of Colin Kaepernick’s profession.
33. “And I was surprised at Roger, Roger Goodell, that he would have done what he did and made the statement that he made. Nobody was even asking for it.”
34. “We’re — we’re in great shape to put out the — I used to call them the embers or the flames. They flare up in certain areas a little bit. But I think we will put them out very quickly.”
35. “We made all the right moves, Sean.”
36. “China should have — China should have kept it where it was. They could have easily stopped it. They either lost control. They either suffered great incompetence. Something happened, or — I don’t know — the worst thing would be is if they knew this was going to happen, because, other than just, tonight, I heard and yesterday, they — it hit Beijing, to a certain extent.”
In which Trump floats, with no proof, that China purposely launched the virus or knowingly allowed it to unfold.
37. “I can tell you who would like it, is, television would like it. Your companies would like it.”
Donald Trump on whether or not or not he’ll debate Biden this fall. Yeah, this looks like place to finish.