You might have missed a new level of historical revisionism at Donald Trump’s campaign rally in Sunrise, Florida yesterday, while distracted by the “gorgeous chest” comment that led to him posting that highly disturbing image of himself at Rocky Balboa.
Aside from this topless defense against rumors that his sudden visit to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center was not just getting ahead on next year’s physical, he managed to claim that he defeated former President Barack Obama.
I have no words. None.— 💙 Koko: Here, right matters✊🏻✊🏽✊🏿💙 (@Kokomothegreat) November 27, 2019
Trump says he beat Obama in 2016..
“And then we beat Barack Hussein Obama,” Trump said. “And whatever-the-hell dynasty that is.”
First of all, nobody beat Obama, least of all Trump, who never ran against him. Obama won both of his presidential elections handily and then left office after that because the U.S. Constitution limits presidents to two terms.
Now let’s talk about the whole “whatever-the-hell dynasty” thing. A political dynasty refers to a family of politicians, typically crossing multiple generations, such as the Bush family. However, Barack Obama is the first member of his family to get into politics, and his daughters are a bit too young for that yet.
This isn’t the first time Trump has said something like this about Obama. At another rally early this month, he claimed he had defeated “the Clinton dynasty, the Bush dynasty, the president Barack Hussein Obama dynasty,” using a common Republican tactic of emphasizing Obama’s middle name.
The president’s continued obsession with Obama and comparisons to the previous president have not gone unnoticed.
I think it’s fair to say that @realDonaldTrump ‘s obsession with surpassing Obama has destroyed his mind.
— Gerard D Cannie (@gdcannie) November 27, 2019
Does he know he didn’t run against President Obama? Does he know that Obama was our best President and served two terms. Does he know he ran against Hillary? Does someone want to tell him???
— MA (@quipgirl55) November 27, 2019
If you believe it.. it’s not a lie.. George Constanza
— Sarah Breck (@sarahbeth0404) November 27, 2019
Dear Koko, there’s seems to be a lot of reaction to this on twitter. I don’t get it. I clearly remember being in DC in January 2017. The crowd was very large, the biggest ever for an inauguration. Much bigger than Obama’s! pic.twitter.com/nXMu8LldX7
— Donald J. Trump 666 (@realreal_trump) November 27, 2019
— Miss Pilar Winters 🌊 (@WintersPilar) November 27, 2019
Y’all replaced Pres Obama with this?
— Trust Black women *We tried to tell you* (@NicolasEdny) November 27, 2019
Trump’s rally tonight was more insane than normal.— Angry Staffer (@AngrierWHStaff) November 27, 2019
He was also slurring *really* bad, and seems to think he ran against Obama.
He will never get over the fact that Obama was a better president than he ever could be.