Donald Trump’s Outlandish Pennsylvania Rally Speech Left Us All Utterly Confused
Whether you’re for him or against him, there’s no denying Donald Trump likes an audience. And the case was no different during his March 10, 2018 visit to Pennsylvania, where the president did what he does best: shock, offend, and ramble on to no avail.
Thanks to his confusing speech, attendees got their fair share of entertainment when Trump delivered a slew of outlandish lines that made little to no sense in relation to the rally’s mission at hand. That mission, of course, was an effort to rally the GOP behind State Rep. Rick Saccone, who was fighting for his political life.
Curious to hear what some of Trump’s most ridiculous statements were? Here are 17 of the very best.
1. On ‘The Apprentice’
- Outlandish line: “Arnold Schwarzenegger failed when he did the show and he was a movie star. Martha Stewart failed.”
First and foremost, Trump is a celebrity. Business deals and presidential win aside, the guy loves his attention, so long as it’s positive. And make no mistake, he was the best host the show ever saw.
For some reason, Trump thought it appropriate to call out Arnold Schwarzenegger and Martha Stewart as related to their stints on The Apprentice. Why? We have no idea.
Next: He loves taking jabs at these two women.
2. On Hillary Clinton and Elizabeth Warren
- Outlandish line: “I was watching, during the campaign, and Hillary was sitting right there, and Pocahontas was up, she was so angry, you know, I think she’s losing the audience.”
In case you hadn’t heard, President Trump once referred to Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren as “Pocahontas.” Actually, he’s done it several times. He thinks it’s hilarious, and clearly doesn’t intend on letting up anytime soon.
Next: You get an insult, and you get an insult. Everyone gets an insult!
3. On Oprah
- Outlandish line: “I would love to beat Oprah. I know her weakness.”
Trump is never shy about berating his enemies. In fact, he thrives on it. So, when he had the chance to turn the attention to beating Oprah Winfrey, he did.
Never mind the fact that he should have been focusing on Rick Saccone, but let’s not split hairs.
Next: Lies, lies, and more lies
4. On women
- Outlandish line: “We got 52%, right, 52.”
Next: Why strive when you can just coast?
5. On coasting for the rest of his term
- Outlandish line: “By the way, if we coasted for two-and-a-half years, we did a hell of a job.”
Really, Trump? You’re ready to throw in the towel and coast by until the next election? We’re not so sure that’s the best idea. After all, his achievements thus far hardly justify kicking back until 2020.
Next: Trump thinks he’s ridiculously good looking.
6. On his ridiculously good looks
- Outlandish line: “I hear he’s better looking. I think I’m better looking than him. I do. I do.”
Sorry, Mr. President, but there’s no competing with Zoolander in the I-love-the-way-I-look department.
7. On the success of his first term
- Outlandish line: “We have done more than any first term administration in the history of our country.”
Trump thinks very highly of himself and his accomplishments, whether they occurred in real life or just his imagination. But the truth is, Trump’s perception of how his first term has gone is far from reality. And this statement is false.
Next: Are we still talking about this?
8. On the wall
- Outlandish line: “We are building the wall. 100 100%. 100%. 100%.”
If you ever doubted Trump’s dedication to building his beloved wall, he’d like us all to know that he’s 400% sure it’s going to happen. How? Well, we’ll get to that next. But until then, we can be sure about one thing, and that’s his unmatched passion for talking about it.
Next: A More to come on the logistics of building this wall
9. On the builders of the wall
- Outlandish line: “I’ve got all the big builders, the best ones in the world. I know the best builders. We want to use the good builders, not the bad ones.”
It’s going to be great. You know it, I know, everyone knows it. Except, we don’t. The only thing we do know is that Trump’s got the best builders. That is all.
Next: There was no reason to bring this up.
10. On Melania
- Outlandish line: “You think her life is so easy, folks? Not so easy.”
Again, why in the world is Trump talking about something completely unrelated to the topic at hand? Honestly, we have no idea. We can, however, say that Trump is probably spot-on with this remark; we’re sure the first lady’s life isn’t so easy, considering who her husband is.
Next: Drastic measures
11. On giving drug dealers the death penalty
- Outlandish line: “I don’t know that the United States frankly is ready for it. They should be ready for it.”
So, what’s Trump talking about on this one? Well, it’s an important issue, and clearly one he feels strongly about. Trump wants to give convicted drug dealers the death penalty. According to him, it solved China’s opium problem, and the U.S. needs to follow suit.
Next: We don’t follow the line of reasoning here.
12. On the NRA
- Outlandish line: “When your daughter walks home. And they don’t use guns. You never saw guns. The NRA happens to be very good people, by the way.”
13. On his business school pedigree
- Outlandish line: “And, you know, I went to the Wharton School of Finance. That’s a great school. The best business school, I think.”
14. On being an entertainer
- Outlandish line: “If I came like a stiff, you guys wouldn’t be here tonight.”
Next: It happened years ago, so just let it go.
15. On the election
- Outlandish line: “One of the greatest nights in the history of television in terms of people watching.”
A narcissist will never let you forget their greatest accomplishments. And in Trump’s eyes, winning the 2016 presidential election topped the charts. He’s obsessed with being the greatest, or at least trying to convince others that he is.
Next: We’ve already covered this point. But once is never enough.
16. On his business school pedigree (again)
- Outlandish line: “I went to school. I went to Wharton. I went to school here.”
We suppose Trump is trying to relate to the audience. Unfortunately for him, though, telling the crowd he went to school in their state falls short. In fact, it was just annoying. Trump went to school and got an education, we get it.
Next: “Make America great again.”
17. On all those red hats
- Outlandish line: “Look at all those red hats, Rick. Look at all those hats. That’s a lot of hats.”
Yet again, it’s clear to see Trump loves being the center of attention. He’s obsessed with fame and will take any chance he gets to reiterate there are, in fact, people out there who love him. And that is all.
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