At a dinner thrown Thursday night by the Republican National Committee in D.C., President Trump spoke. And when President Trump speaks, President Trump says President Trump things. (Do you even need to read the rest of this article?)
(Yes, you do.)
Politico reports that three separate sources confirm Trump’s main bugaboo was John Kasich, the Ohio governor who ran against him in 2016 and may try to primary him in 2020. He brought the RNC co-chair onto the stage and praised him for helping to win Ohio, then proceed to “mock” Kasich. Which is pretty solid Trump-being-Trump, but the good stuff comes at the very end of the story, when we get this:
Trump veered from talking about Kasich to describing in detail how he recently aced a mental acuity test – an examination, he said, most members of the media wouldn’t pass. At another point, he described Evan McMullin, a fierce Trump critic who waged a 2016 independent bid, as a “clown.”
He also argued that he would have won New Hampshire in 2016 had it not been for voter fraud, saying that liberal voters were bussed in from Connecticut and Massachusetts.
That’s three crazy things back-to-back-to-back! That’s a Trump Trifecta!
And literally none of them are true, of course. The voter fraud is dangerous conspiratorial thinking that has become a hallmark of Trump and his most crackpot supporters, most media members would do just fine on the mental acuity test, and Evan McMullin has never been engaged, either professionally or on an amateur level, as a clown.