Donald Trump spent the last year giving speeches seemingly without any notes. That is why his endorsements of Speaker Paul Ryan and Senators John McCain and Kelly Ayotte were bizarre. Trump made a point to show he was reading the endorsements and not speaking off the cuff.
I was a little surprised that no outlets put the word ‘endorsed’ in quotes.
Donald Trump “Endorses” Paul Ryan, John McCain, Kelly Ayotte.
It just seemed so intentionally unauthentic. Below is the portion of his Green Bay, WI speech where he “endorsed” the trio. [Emphasis Trump’s script]
As a unified party, we will lead our country to unity, as well.
It’s very important. We need the unity .. we need to win this election. No, we have to win it. Have to win it.
Otherwise, our big movement was not as big as we thought.
And that’s not good. That’s why, November 8th, you have to get everybody you know and you know all this voter ID … nowadays a lot of places aren’t going to have voter ID. Now what does that mean? What does it mean? You just keep walking in and voting? So you have to be very careful. Very vigilant. You have to be careful.
But we will have disagreements. But we will disagree as friends and never stop working together toward victory. And very importantly toward real change. So in our shared mission to make America great again, I support and endorse our Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan.
Paul Ryan. Good. He’s a good man. He’s a good man and he’s a good guy. And we may disagree on a couple of things but mostly we agree. And we’re going to get it done and we’re going to do a lot of wonderful things.
He’s a good man. And while I’m at it. I hold in the highest esteem, Senator John McCain. For his service to our country in uniform and in public office and I fully support and endorse his re-election.
Very important. We’ll work together.
I also fully support and endorse, Senator Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire.
A state I truly love primarily because it was my first victory but I love New Hampshire. No, I love New Hampshire. It’s one of the most beautiful places.
She is a rising star and will continue to represent the great people of New Hampshire so very well for a long, long time. Senator Kelly Ayotte. Working hand in hand, we will grow our majority in the House and in the Senate.
We need that. We need to get things done.
I may address his wacky statement on voter ID and voter fraud at a later point? People do not repeatedly go into their polling place and vote. It’s a ludicrous comment.
Watch the Youtube video. You decide if his endorsement was not authentic. Was it just me?