President Donald Trump consistently attempts to live in a reality of his own making, a fact that he’s incorporated into the campaigning he’s undertaken ahead of the midterm elections. Friday morning, ahead of a pair of rallies he’s be participating in later in the day, he asserted to the world that his movement is the greatest in American history — no really, that’s literally what he said.
‘Will be going to West Virginia and Indiana today, TWO RALLIES! Don’t tell anyone (big secret), but I will be bringing Coach Bobby Knight to Indiana. He’s been a supporter right from the beginning of the Greatest Political Movement in American History!’
He shows no deference to anything from the movement to end legal slavery to the civil rights movement that opened up opportunities for black Americans to the women’s right’s movement that culminated in part in allowing women to vote. In his mind, he’s the best.
That doesn’t even include the other fakery he’s incorporated into his latest statement — the implication that by and large, Bobby Knight maintains respect. He got fired from Indiana University in the early 2000s for incessantly abusing the people around him, although he eventually came onboard at Texas Tech. Still, as recently as last year, he solidified his legacy through asserting that he wished the IU administrators from his time at the school were all dead.
And this is the guy the president is so proud to associate with.
It remains to be seen whether his campaigning even does anything. Republicans are expected to lose the U.S. House, and possibly, although hardly assuredly, the U.S. Senate too.
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