Trump spoke to an admiring crowd of Republican jackasses at the House Republican Conference Member Retreat Dinner in Baltimore last night. Trump took the stage in Baltimore just after 8 p.m. Eastern.
During a speech that lasted more than an hour, Trump ranged from talking about his former opponent Hillary Clinton to illegal immigration to plastic straws and homelessness in California. “Our country will go to hell if any of these people get in,” he said of the Democrats running for president.
He also targeted some of his prospective Democratic opponents by name. “I hit Pocahontas way too early,” he said, referring to Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren. “I thought she was gone. She’s emerged from the ashes and now it looks like she could beat Sleepy Joe, he’s falling asleep. He has no idea what the hell he’s doing or saying,” Trump continued, referring to Vice President Joe Biden. He also called Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders “Crazy Bernie” and made exaggerated pronunciations of South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s name.
So he just stands on a stage and uses middle school taunts to attack the people running against him. And the Republican Party stands up and cheers for him.