Trump Goes Ballistic Over Kentucky Derby Results Like A Bored Retiree

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On Saturday, the results of the Kentucky Derby had many fans furious. The horse that crossed the finish line first, Maximum Security, had his win overturned because of a rule most people didn’t understand. It was oddly reminiscent of the 2016 presidential elections when a rule most Americans didn’t consider as being able to change the outcome did exactly that.

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It’s Kentucky, not Kentuky. How would that even be pronounced? Ken-TOO-key?

Rules officials made their announcement following the conclusion of the Derby.

‘Good evening. The riders of the 18 [Spinoff]¬†and 20 [Country House] horses in the Kentucky Derby lodged objections against the 7 [Maximum Security]¬†horse, the winner, due to interference turning for home leaving the quarter pole. We had a lengthy review of the race. We interviewed affected riders. We determined that the 7 horse drifted out and impacted the progress of number 1, in turn interfering with the 18 and 21 [Bodexpress]. Those horses were all affected, we thought, by the interference. Therefore we unanimously determined to disqualify number 7 and place him behind the 18, 18 being the lowest-placed horse that he bothered, which is our typical procedure.’

These rules are in place for a reason. They are intended to ensure the safety of the horses; a horse that bumps others and forces them to correct can be dangerous if the horse cannot correct and falls, putting other horses and riders at risk.

Rules are only unfair in Trump World if they keep the desired winner from his goals. Rules that must be followed such as being kicked off Twitter for making threats or harming minorities are unfair to Trump because it means he must consider the safety of people he doesn’t care about. Laws that say men cannot grope women against their will are unfair to Trump because it means he’ll get backlash over people he doesn’t care about.

Rules that protect horses are put in place because the people who make those rules recognize some of the harms that have led to the deaths and injuries of horses. Trump may not think it’s fair that people are being asked to care, but luckily, there are people who do.

Twitter was amused by Trump’s obvious lack of self-awareness. Read some of their comments below:

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