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Tue Aug 13, 2019, 07:04 PM

Trump was supposed to give a speech on energy. He went way off-script.

President Donald Trump on Tuesday headed to a Shell petrochemicals plant being built outside of Pittsburgh to give what was billed by the White House as a speech on “America’s Energy Dominance and Manufacturing Revival.”

But the hour-long remarks were light on energy policy and heavy on stump speech material and off-script riffs, as Trump touched on everything from his love of trucks to his assessment of his potential 2020 rivals. The meandering speech came on a day when the president had already attacked a CNN anchor, endorsed a controversial World Series hero’s potential congressional bid and defended his parroting of a conspiracy theory surrounding the apparent suicide of his onetime friend Jeffrey Epstein.

Here are some of Trump's most off-key comments:

On the supposed benefits of natural gas over renewable energy: “When the wind stops blowing, it doesn’t make any difference does it? Unlike those big windmills that destroy everybody’s property values, kill all the birds. One day the environmentalists are going to tell us what’s going on with that. And then all of a sudden it stops. The wind and the televisions go off. And your wives and husbands say ‘Darling, I want to watch Donald Trump on television tonight. But the wind stopped blowing and I can’t watch. There’s no electricity in the house, darling.'”

On his construction chops: “I was a good builder. I built good, I love building, in fact I’m going to take a tour of the site.”

On doing some campaigning: “I’m going to speak to some of your union leaders to say ‘I hope you’re going to support Trump, OK?’ And if they don’t, vote ‘em the hell out of office because they’re not doing their job — it’s true.”


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Tue Aug 13, 2019, 07:12 PM

1. Stupid funny aaaaand then some racism hey why not?

On the amount of the press at the event, at about a quarter to 3 in the afternoon: “That’s a lot people back there for like an 11 o’clock speech. That’s a lot of people.”

On Mexico deploying soldiers to stem the flow of Central American migrants: “I want to thank Mexico, it’s incredible. We have close to 27,000, you think of that. We never had three — I think we had about two and a half soldiers, one was sitting down all the time. We had nobody.”

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