President Donald Trump was in Newport News, Virginia, Friday evening for one of his superspreader campaign rallies, and he once again began comparing himself to President Abraham Lincoln. But what he said made even less sense than the often cryptic Trump normally does.
Praising himself as having done more for minorities in the United States than any president in history (which is patently untrue), Trump noted that he had recently traveled to Florida for something dubbed “Latinos for Trump.” And then he went completely off the rails:
“We call them the ‘Latinos for Trump,’ where we are polling at numbers that I guess no Republican has ever polled at before, perhaps, Abraham Lincoln. But in those days, he wasn’t big into the Hispanic movement, I think. He had other things to think about.”
Huh?! What in the world does that even mean?
“We call them the ‘Latinos for Trump,’ where we are polling at numbers that I guess no Republican has ever polled at before, perhaps, Abraham Lincoln. But in those days, he wasn’t big into the Hispanic movement, I think. He had other things to think about.” — Trump pic.twitter.com/YPcgSxzcgb
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) September 26, 2020
Is that supposed to be a reference to the Mexican-American War? If so, Lincoln wasn’t president at the time. That war took place from 1846 to 1848. Lincoln was in office from 1861 to 1865. Also, does anyone really believe that Trump even knows there was a war between the U.S. and Mexico?
Cue the social media mockery:
Did he happen to mention how much he loves the authentic Hispanic taco bowls? pic.twitter.com/Q4FtuLCScc
— Mudpuppy (@1mudpuppy1) September 26, 2020
He speaks of Lincoln often yet he is so far from he stood for. We have seen the very worst in this president and one quote has given us one truth about Trump. “If you want to test a man’s character, give him power.” Abraham Lincoln
— Jo321 (@lulu258bam) September 26, 2020
I look forward to the Historians coming forward with the record of Mexicans for Lincoln polls in Ohio
— Hammancheez (@Hammancheez) September 26, 2020
That’s hilarious because the entire reason he’s in power is from rejecting the GOP Intel that they needed Latino votes to survive and instead he campaigned on hatred of immigrants
Actually, no it’s not hilarious, I can’t even laugh at the hypocrisy it just sets me off.
— 🕯️Spooky Jeff 🕯️ (@JEFFinMO) September 26, 2020
That’s really gonna bring in the Hispanic vote.
— Cat Whisperer 🐈 💙🌊 (@karhifer) September 26, 2020
Who can forget the “Hispanics 4 Lincoln” movement that swept the nation in the 1860’s?
— Robato11 (@TheRealRobato11) September 26, 2020
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