During a rally in Erie, Pennsylvania on Wednesday night, President Donald Trump once again made fun of the #MeToo movement with a word salad of epic proportions that left everyone confused.
According to CNN, Trump said:
‘Pennsylvania hasn’t been won for many years by Republicans. But every Republican thinks they’re going to win PA. They didn’t quite get it but I got it. It’s called the workers. I got it. Every Republican, I used the expression, you know there’s an expression but under the rules of #MeToo I’m not allowed to use that expression anymore. I can’t do it.
‘It’s the person that got away, see in the old days, it was a little different. I would do it, except for these people up there [pointing to the press]. Did you hear what he said? So there is an expression, but we’ll change the expression. Pennsylvania was always that person who got away, that’s pretty good, right?’
The expression “the girl that got away,” which no one finds all that offensive. Coming from Trump and in the context of the #MeToo movement, one has to wonder, though, what exact situation Trump is thinking about a girl getting away from.
President Trump, during rally in Pennsylvania: "When you think of it, there was collusion between Hillary, the Democrats, and Russia" pic.twitter.com/KC6QpL7NAU
— NBC News (@NBCNews) October 10, 2018
Trump can’t seem to make up his mind whether or not the #MeToo movement is just some silly set of rules that gets men scolded or the frightening, massive mob movement he described to reporters a week before this rally.
‘It is a very scary time for young men in America, where you can be guilty of something you may not be guilty of. This is a very, very — this is a very difficult time. What’s happening here has much more to do than even the appointment of a Supreme Court justice.’
President Trump said "we've got a little bit of a quagmire" when it comes to whether he should cancel his rally in Pennsylvania tonight because of the hurricane. "I can't tell thousands of people who have been waiting, some of whom literally got there last night…"
— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) October 10, 2018
Of course, no one really expects Trump to be concerned about the women he is supposed to be representing in the White House, especially considering his own history of sexual assault allegations.
Twitter noted this and many other things about his appearance in Pennsylvania, especially the hypocrisy of Trump holding rallies during Hurricane Michael, something he criticized Obama for doing before becoming president himself. Read some of their comments below:
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