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Less than 24 hours after attacking LeBron James, Trump is set to deliver a speech at a rally in Bron's home state of Ohio at the bottom of the hour. Follow me for a video thread.
Trump presses some flesh before his speech at the @Troy_Balderson rally near Columbus
LOL -- immediately after Fox News reporter praises Trump Ohio rally attendees for being "friendly," the crowd breaks out in "CNN sucks!" chant. #civility
.@Jim_Jordan is in the house
The first words out of Trump's mouth are reminiscing about his victory in Ohio nearly two years ago
The crowd breaks out in "ICE! ICE! ICE!" chants, which morph into a "Build the wall!" chant. Trump then lies and claims construction on the wall has "already started." (Trump hasn't received any money for it.)
TRUMP: "You go to the best schools. You do a tremendous job. You own companies. You work for tremendous salaries. You are talented... Then you hear, 'the elite has just said.' The elite? More elite than me? I am better at everything than they have, including this."
A sea of white folks
LOL -- Trump exaggerates his margin of victory of Ohio, gets fact-checked by somebody in the crowd, then laments, "did you have to be so accurate?"
Huge "CNN SUCKS!" chants after Trump's first reference to the media
Trump smears @MarkSanford for liking "flamenco dancers from Argentina," talks about "Tallahassee trial" when he meant to say "Appalachian trail."
Trump brings Jim Jordan on stage, doesn't even allude to the multiple allegations he turned a blind eye to sexual abuse at Ohio State
Trump smears @RepMaxineWaters as "a real beauty" and "a seriously low IQ person."
Trump slips and says Democrats "will take away your taxes," then takes a shot at John McCain for voting against ACA repeal
LOL -- @Troy_Balderson gets on stage and says, "to the seniors out there... President Trump will protect your Social Security and Medicare, and I'll fight alongside him to make sure the benefits you were promised are there for you." #dokay
Trump lies, says "the new platform of the Democratic Party is to abolish ICE, and let's not worry about crime."
Trump is out here talking about "law important officers."
Trump offers gore porn about an Air Force officer who was "viciously raped, murdered, and beaten to death with a hammer by an illegal alien."
Trump smears visa lottery recipients, who are vetted like all other immigrants, of literally being murderers
Trump says he only "destroys careers" of anti-Trump Republicans because "they said bad things about me."
Trump on his popularity among Republicans: "A couple of them compare me to some of the greats. They talk about Abe Lincoln, honest Abe. They say great things."
Trump on tariffs: "President Obama, it was not his thing [boos]. Frankly it wasn't anybody's thing for the last 30 years. It's my thing. I love it."
While riffing about trade, Trump says he "doesn't want to embarrass people" by naming names of officials he's negotiated with, then immediately mentions Jean-Claude Juncker's name. #lulz
Trump's stream-of-consciousness ranting about trade is even harder to follow than usual. Tell me if you can make sense of what he's talking about in this 84-second clip.
TRUMP: "When I charge them I will keep them to a minimum of 20%, it wipes out the deficit. We go positive & make money. They are not going to pay 20%. It is too much. The higher I make it the better. They will come to Ohio and built a plant because then they pay nothing." #wut
TRUMP: "Often times I'm getting ready to do my fake news with CNN and MSNBC. MSNBC is so corrupt, it's so disgusting. I would say almost they're worse, they are really a fake news group of people."

He then name-drops Fox News hosts, says "*we* are blowing them away." 🤔
Trump warns his followers to disregard "suppression polls" that reflect poorly upon him, smears journalists as "the most dishonest human beings you'll ever meet."
TRUMP: "I never knew I was going to win the women. My wife, the First Lady said, 'the women really like you.' They do like me, and I like them. I said 'how did we win the women?' We won the women. That was a surprise to a lot of people."
Trump casually uses an anti-Semitic dogwhistle.

"The globalists think it's wonderful when they close up a plant in Ohio and move it to Mexico or some other country."
If you had "Trump sings the praises of William McKinley" on your Trump bingo card, tonight is your lucky night!
After repeatedly falsely claiming that US Steel is opening a number of new steel plants (the company hasn't announced any new plants), Trump has modified his baseless talking point to: "United States Steel is building or renovating or improving over seven new plants."
TRUMP ON INTERFERENCE IN THE MIDTERM ELECTIONS: "If there is any meddling or any problems, I guarantee you it will happen really big now because we are taking our wealth back. We are take our jobs back." 👀👀👀
TRUMP on the OPIOID CRISIS: "We approved $6 billion for opioid. We are fighting opioid. It's down 20%." #wut
TRUMP on his "SPACE FORCE": "So much is happening now in space. I am not just talking about Mars and the moon. I'm talking about tremendous defense capability, offense capability. It's in space, so we're going to do the Space Force."
TRUMP on DEMOCRATS: "They are lousy politicians, they have stupid policies...They have tremendous hatred. They are haters."
TRUMP on OHIO: "Ohio is the home of everything, everything good."
Trump's speech in Ohio ends without him so much as alluding to LeBron James, the Ohio legend who he attacked less than 24 hours ago on Twitter

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