Throughout the course of this entire election cycle, we’ve been hearing Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump use his speeches as a bit of a pep rally for himself. He’ll pull out a crumpled sheet of paper from his coat pocket and read the latest polls, letting everyone know how wonderful he truly believes he is, and tell his crowds how much he is loved.
This seemingly desperate need for reassurance and approval is blatantly obvious, but it’s worked well for Trump, so why stop now? However, he’s getting to the point in his campaign where he’s actually going to have to begin having speeches with substance. For instance, instead of telling everyone how terrific he is, and saying racist thing after racist thing, he’ll actually have to have policy positions and goals for his presidency. You know, besides keeping Muslims and Mexicans out.
So, at an event on Wednesday, Trump had a speech that was clearly prepared for him that was loaded into the teleprompter for him to recite. He only went off-script a couple of times, yet his rigid movements back and forth between teleprompters was awkward to say the least. He’s clearly not comfortable reading speeches yet, because it sounded like story time.
What was Trump speaking about? Foreign policy. A subject he really doesn’t have much, if any, experience in, besides maybe some business dealings, which is not at all the same thing.
His speech was written to have the tone and tenor of Trump, but whoever wrote it for him mixed in a little bit of a history lesson of past foreign policy blunders and included Trump’s supposed plans for the future. Needless to say, they entire thing was terribly awkward to watch, with the mispronunciation of countries, and missed words he clearly just didn’t want to pronounce.
Noticing how horrific this how speech fiasco had become was none other than South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham. He took to Twitter to throw some major shade at Trump while the speech was still going on.
“Not sure who is advising Trump on foreign policy but I can understand why he’s not revealing their names.”
Not sure who is advising Trump on foreign policy but I can understand why he’s not revealing their names.
— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) April 27, 2016
Oooh, burrrn. And he’s not wrong. Whoever is advising Trump and helping him with speeches is clearly not doing him any favors. Graham obviously doesn’t have any f*cks left to give, and looking at who the Republican party has left running, I don’t think anyone in his position would either.
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