Our President really isn’t known for tolerating the ridiculous – and that absolutely includes politicians. At this week’s campaign-style rally in Montana, he took aim (and fired) at just about everyone, including Elizabeth Warren, the media, Jon Tester, and even the U.S. Department of Justice itself. Here’s what he had to say.
• “It’s time to retire,” said the POTUS, referring to Democratic leader Jon Tester. “A vote for Jon Tester is a vote for Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi and the new leader of the Democrat Party Maxine Waters.” This isn’t the first time the POTUS has taken aim at Tester directly.
• Just last April, Trump tweeted that, “Allegations made by Senator Jon Tester against Admiral/Doctor Ron Jackson [were] proving false.” At the time, he also told his followers that, “The Secret Service [was] unable to confirm (in fact they deny) any of the phony Democrat charges which have absolutely devastated the wonderful Jackson family.
• The President also accused Tester of interfering with his attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act and ban late-term abortions. “You can right your wrong in November,” he reminded the crowd, encouraging them to vote against Tester.
• Trump also demonized the media, calling them “fake news,” “bad people” and “so damn dishonest.” His comments come just a week after five journalists were slain in cold blood while working in Arizona, leaving many to question the timing. “These are really bad people,” he said.
• He also took aim at the Justice Department, sharing once again that he believes one of America’s biggest current legal issues is corruption within it. This is a topic Trump has talked about extensively before; he’s already made changes to several positions, moving more right-wing judges in.
• Speaking about one of his biggest critics, Rep. Maxine Waters, he was quick to wave away her comments as being uneducated and unwise. He also said that Waters has an IQ in the “60s.”
• Trump seemed especially upset with Elizabeth Warren, who he has tangled with multiple times in the past. Halfway through the unscripted speech, he called her “Pocahontas” and stated that he would force her to get a DNA test if she ran against him.
• Warren, being true to herself with catty comments, fired back almost immediately on Twitter. She tried to accuse the President of running DNA checks on children separated from their parents at the border.
• Trump also spoke extensively on the many promises he’s kept during his time in office, reminding his base of his commitment to action now and in the future. In fact, he delivered his entire speech from under giant banners reading “Promises Made, Promises Kept.”