It’s hard to determine if the cable news networks and major media outlets miss Donald Trump more than they despise him, but the former President is sure helping them out when he gets near a hot mic.
You could almost say Trump has them eating out of the palm of his hand. Case in point, Saturday night at his Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, where Trump gave a keynote address that, let’s just say “swerved” off his intended talking points.
The one thing he said that was on his script was his vow that Republicans would take over the majority of the House of Representatives in 2022.
“I stand before you this evening filled with confidence that in 2022, we are going to take back the House and we are going to reclaim the Senate,” Trump was quoted in a Reuters story.
The other interesting factual statements he made were saying a Republican will win the presidency Bach in 2024. As for whether it would be him returning to the White House, Reuters reported Trump said he would hold off on any announcement until after the 2022 midterm elections.
Now for the soundbites. Trump went after Anthony Fauci, making fun of the 80-year old doctor for telling Americans not to wear masks at the beginning of the pandemic. “Have you ever seen anybody that is so full of crap?” Trump asked.
He follows that by joking that Fauci would prefer that Americans wear “five” masks now.
On the subject of the vaccine that is being distributed to millions of people in the U.S., Trump told the crowd that someone had suggested to him that the vaccine be called “Trumpcine” because of how fast Operation Warp Speed got a vaccine created and distributed.
The person in the middl of the crosshairs for Trump’s toughest comments was former Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Trump called him a “dumb son of a b—-.”
He’s still apparently annoyed at McConnell for not challenging the 2020 election results back on January 6th.