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Tom of Temecula

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Sun May 26, 2024, 08:47 AM May 26

Trump suffered a 'stunning rebuke' in disastrous Saturday night speech: analyst [View all]

Donald Trump's attempt to reach out to Libertarian voters could hardly have gone worse after he was chased from the stage 34 minutes into his speech, exiting to boos and jeering. That is the opinion of the Guardian's David Smith, who called the former president's appearance at the Saturday night gathering at the Washington Hilton a "rare humiliation" for Trump who is used to adoring MAGA crowds.

Pointing to the response to Trump as he spoke where he was cursed, booed mercilessly and called a "wannabe dictator," the analyst suggested the reception was illustrative of the former president's uphill battle to expand his voting base less than six months before the November election.

"Trump’s rocky ride at a Washington hotel on Saturday night, including cries of 'B------t!' and 'F--- you!', underlined the challenge that the Republican presidential nominee faces to broaden his appeal both left and right on the political spectrum," he wrote before adding, "It was a stunning rebuke for a man who has become accustomed to cult-like rallies where his every word is cheered to the echo."

"The Republican promised that, if elected, he would put a Libertarian in his cabinet and others in senior posts. Again the crowd made clear its dissent. Ever the salesman, Trump prodded: 'Pretty good. That’s pretty big.' But this time the old tricks did not work," Smith reported before adding the former president attempted to talk over the jeering crowd and pleading, "No, you want to make yourself winners, it’s time to be winners. You have a lot of common sense.”

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TFG did make a valient point about their common sense: they booed an wannabe tin pot dictator of the stage. marble falls May 26 #1
Sawthat 3auld6phart May 26 #2
Here's the original Guardian link ornotna May 26 #3
Thanks for this. Rawstory is unreadable.. enough May 26 #8
Thanks, I appreciate the link. dmr May 26 #33
There's not enough lipstick in the world for this pig but watch them try! LOL What's the spin from Trump brewens May 26 #4
I'm seeing more and more libertarians musette_sf May 26 #6
I'm amazed he hasn't been spewing about it on "Truth" Social yet. tanyev May 26 #5
Sure, how about a Libertarian for Secretary of Homeland Security! Shermann May 26 #7
B------t !?! dweller May 26 #9
Bigamist? Bigot? nt ArkansasDemocrat1 May 26 #10
Yeh dweller May 26 #12
Batshit crazy? MLAA May 26 #11
That's it dweller May 26 #13
With all due respect... Hugin May 26 #14
Mmm, I'll take a vowel. Dave Bowman May 26 #23
Ha ha ha! karin_sj May 26 #15
Two words, Bull & ___t IbogaProject May 26 #26
Back to speaking to brain dead zombies Johonny May 26 #16
Wasn't He Last Night? ProfessorGAC May 26 #34
Libertarians are close cousins in the BatShitCrazedLoon family tree. NoMoreRepugs May 26 #17
Keep getting your 3% every year. Lol. He just lost every one of them! Quixote1818 May 26 #18
he kinda mansplained to them samnsara May 26 #29
The Libertarians might have resented tax payer funded Secret Service detail confiscating their kazoos & rubber chickens Attilatheblond May 26 #19
Let them continue... Trump's digging a pretty deep hole. yardwork May 26 #37
Libertarians were immune to his charm and star power Warpy May 26 #20
They couldn't resist grabbing him by... Attilatheblond May 26 #21
.... CatWoman May 26 #31
"Their finest hour." Words I never I'd hear said about the Libertarian Party. shrike3 May 26 #32
I've no use for the party nor the platform either. But I do think the Democratic party could do with B.See May 26 #36
Actually, the Bronx rally was a bit of a frost Warpy May 26 #38
I totally agree!! TSExile May 26 #41
Last night's speech was amusing LetMyPeopleVote May 26 #22
Too good malaise May 26 #24
Thank you for posting this. dmr May 26 #35
Or the time... TSExile May 26 #40
Yes! I forgot about that! dmr May 27 #42
The only thing missing was flying tomatoes. Or maybe a shoe or two. flashman13 May 26 #25
Where are the zoo monkeys when you really need them,... magicarpet May 26 #27
The M$M is acting all aghast Blue Owl May 26 #28
Loved it when he got all pissy with them. Kingofalldems May 26 #30
Hillary... Cha May 26 #39
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