At his rally in Erie, Pennsylvania on Wednesday, Donald Trump must have sensed that he wasn’t being covered by any of the major networks, including Fox News, who did live stream online, but only cut to the rally at certain points. His rhetoric reached absolutely absurd heights, including a part of his diatribe in which he lamented not being able to use an expression he really wanted to use because it was now not allowed under the “rules” of the #MeToo movement.
But maybe the most bizarre part of the rally came when Trump attempted to turn the tables of the accusations about conspiracies with Russia in the 2016 election onto his former opponent Hillary Clinton:
There was collusion between Hillary, the Democrats and Russia. There was a lot of collusion with them and Russia and lots of other people.”
It’s not the first time the topic has been brought up, but before it seemed to always be in the abstract. The mention at the rally followed immediately after his crowd had broken into a chant of “LOCK HER UP” as is customary at the events.
It’s not clear what Trump is asking people to believe — that somehow Hillary Clinton and the Democrats conspired to rig the election and then forget to go ahead and win it? That somehow they were able to foresee the number of associates inside the Trump campaign that had direct connections to Russia and conspired with Russia years in advance of the 2016 race to make them take money from the Kremlin? The implications about his mental health are staggering if one takes Trump’s bizarre logic to its logical conclusion.
Hillary Clinton noticed, though. On Thursday, she tweeted a response to an NBC article detailing Trump’s strange claim at his rally, and if past is prologue in any way, her reply will drive both Trump and his legions of chanting fans absolutely insane:
Seriously, you asked Russia to hack me on national television. https://t.co/YPktJyQ7Gx
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) October 11, 2018
Now THAT is a fact.
Featured image via screen capture