Of all the idiotic things Donald Trump has said over the years, this surely ranks as one of most witless, unintentionally hilarious gaffes ever to come out of his mouth.
At a rally in Indiana, the president told his braying crowd that the Democrats want to raid government programs to...wait for it...pay for government programs!
“They want to raid Medicare to pay for socialism,” Trump told his adoring fans, who then began booing loudly.
“Somehow I don’t see Indiana being the next Venezuela,” he said. “That’s what would happen too.”
Hilariously, Alt Right Trump fan site Breitbart.com reported on this story seriously, with no mention of the fact the medicare is a socialist program. Wrote Charlie Spiering soberly (and no, we don't link to Breitbart):
Trump warned Republicans that Democrats would run on raising their taxes, shut down coal mines, cutting spending to the military, abolishing ICE, and loosening border security and immigration laws. “The most remarkable thing about the modern Democratic Party is how truly un-democratic they truly have become,” Trump said. He mocked their “resistance” to his presidency, suggesting that they were trying to overturn the will of the people. “Every day they are resisting the will of the American people and trying to undermine the verdict of our democracy – delivered so strongly in 2016, like never before delivered,” he said. Trump said the American people were rejecting the failed policies of Democrats.
The fact that the military and ICE are being subsidized by their tax dollars, and Trump has called for a socialistic bailout of the coal industry using more of their income doesn't seem to bother Trump supporters. Breitbart commenters weighed in with their usual invective, misogyny and unintentional hilarity: Apparently the lessons to be learned here are that: a) free stuff isn't free because other people have to pay for it, other than Medicare that appears magically out of nowhere, b) Democrats are Communists who want to start a civil war by paying for people's medical care, and c) women should stay at home and do the dishes? For those of you in the Donal Trump/Alt Right community reading this, please understand that this is why no one takes you or your president seriously.