While Trump was holding his "official opening campaign rally" in Orlando, Florida yesterday, our country was edging towards a war that even Trump says he doesn't want with Iran.
As he stoked the fires of racism promising a massive sweep of millions of illegal immigrants next week, leaders at ICE said that no such massive roundup was planned.
Trump's announcement of a pending tsunami of arrests was news to everyone involved. Except the audience. They believed every lying word he said.
A spokesperson for ICE admitted a limited roundup would take place (oh, and thank you Mr. President for letting the world know beforehand), and had been planned for months.
It was a more, or less, a routine operation. Several like it are conducted throughout the year. Ice doesn't announce these raids, but Trump didn't care because he was wanted to politicize them for his kickoff of the 2020 election.
To be factual, Trump started campaigning for re-election on his first day of office.
While Trump and his corrupt family pranced around on a stage like performing monkeys last night, the country was in a constitutional crisis (Trump vs Congress), and on the brink of war with Iran.
Trump didn't tell his adoring minions about the chaos in the White House - another of his unvetted nominees, Patrick Shanahan for Defense Secretary - had to step down from his acting position because of domestic violence accusations. Remember Trump's pet adviser Porter? Same thing. It appears to be a pattern among his picks.
While farmers suffered from Trump's stupid tariffs, he told them they've never had it better than under him. That only he can solve all of the world's problems, and needed just four more years to do so.
The Reality Outside
America's Infrastructure is Crumbling and These People are Suffering Because of It
"The American Society of Civil Engineers gives the nation's infrastructure a D plus grade. That would be for the roads and bridges we drive on every day, the airports we use for business and vacation travel, and the schools where we send our children to learn."
Trump's entire term has been about himself and his minions profiting off of taxpaying middle class Americans, while the wealthy got richer. The discrepancy of income is the biggest it's been since the Gilded Age of robber barons.
While Trump the con man performed in his racist bubble, the rest of the nation was trying to do damage control from the many fires he's lit.
Long after the lights went out last night, and the crowd crawled away into the darkness under their rocks, Trump was tweeting about his latest victory.
Time for me to walk on down the road...