Trump Is Back: ‘I Feel So Powerful . . . I’ll Kiss Everybody’
Boasting a triumphant return from a bout with COVID-19, President Donald Trump said he feels “so powerful,” adding a a desire to “kiss everyone” at his Orlando Sanford International Airport rally Monday night.
“One thing with me, the nice part: I went throught it, now they say I’m immune,” Trump told his adoring rally crowd. “I feel so powerful. I’ll walk into that audience. I’ll walk in there, I’ll kiss everyone in that audience.
“I’ll kiss guys and the beautiful women, everybody. I’ll give ya a big fat kiss.”
After testing negative on consecutive days for COVID-19, Trump resumed his campaign rallies and his mocking of Democrat candidate Joe Biden on his gaffes and calls for further pandemic lockdowns.
A characteristically energetic and boisterous Trump started his Sanford, Florida, rally mocking Biden for saying Monday he was running for “Senate.”
“Biden had a bad day,” Trump told his rally crowd, which was large, packed in, and only sparsely wearing face masks outdoors at the Sanford airport. “He forgot Mitt Romney’s name. He didn’t know what state he was in. And he said today he is a proud Democrat running for the U.S. Senate. No, you can’t do that. It’s the second time.
“Can you imagine if I did that?”
Trump’s rallying, despite criticism of his doing so amid case increases around the world, also hit Biden on his pandemic plan to lockdown the country and damage the world-leading economic resurgence.
“Biden would terminate our recovery, delay the vaccine, prolong the pandemic, and annihilate Florida’s economy with the Draconian, unscientific lockdown,” Trump continued. “That’s what he wants to do, lock it down.”
In a memo released by the White House, Sean Conley said the tests, along with guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, informed the conclusion Trump does not risk infecting others.
Trump, rejecting doomsayers of his health situation, said it is the media who are the “people sickest of them all.”
He also praised the World Health Organization, which he has sought to defund for their complicity on the China virus, for rejecting extended economic lockdowns.
“But the World Health Organization, did you see what happened? They just came out a little while ago and they admitted that Donald Trump was right,” Trump boasted.
“The lockdowns are doing tremendous damage to these Democrat-run states, where they’re locked down, sealed up – suicide rates, drug rates, alcoholism, death by so many different forms. You can’t do that, and I want to just congratulate the governor and everybody in Florida, you’re open and open for business and doing great.”
Trump was not without criticism for the WHO, rejecting the U.S. spending “$500 million a year” compared to China’s “$39 million a year” to support the WHO.
“And China dominates them,” Trump said. “I said it doesn’t work that way anymore.”
Trump praised his work to end foreign wars and foreign spending to focus on his America First agenda. He also noted Mexico is “paying for” the border wall, by putting 27,000 of their troops for “guarding our border.”
Trump also repeated a frequent campaign promise to promote American patriotism after an administration and its movement to “apologize for America.”
“We will stop the radical indoctrination of our students and restore patriotic education to our schools,” Trump said as the crowd broke out in a chant of “four more years.” “We will teach our children to love our country, to honor our history, and always respect our great American flag.
“We will live by the timeless words of our national motto, ‘in God we trust.'”
Trump’s rally lasted about an hour, which is shorter than his past stump speeches, but he did refresh some of the long-running, pre-written remarks. He also showed no ill effects of his COVID-19 bout, bringing energy that hearkened back to his 2016 campaign stump appearances.
Published at Mon, 12 Oct 2020 23:12:30 +0000