President Trump loves the road. If he could just run his administration out of a Luxury Coach, life would be swell. He could cuss his staff out over the phone, no sour faces. He could tour states like Montana and Kentucky where they love him No rules, no you need to say……. No you have too’s……. No boring teleprompters. Just entertaining his base. Being, High school inappropriate, irrelevant. Working the crowd, ” Lock her up”
At a rally on Saturday, in an airport hanger in Murphysboro, Illionis a small town (population 8000) over 300 miles from Chicago. He was a bit subdued. A few hours to the east, a City and a nation was grieving
The president had told reporters to expect a more muted rally performance.
For the first time, Trump didn’t break out his usual, “Lock her Up” (a crowd favorite ) His performance WAS muted. He went after Elizabeth Warren, but it was a mild attack, in which he conceded he couldn’t use his trademark moniker for her since she took an ancestry test. “No, I can’t use ‘Pocahontas’ anymore,”
This was difficult for him. He knows his audience, this is were he gets the love. They love the attacks, the insults. But this night, the handlers said, we need you to be respectful, so bring it down and we mean it!!!
Remember this date, October 27, 2018
After 10 minutes he told the excited crowd. “If you don’t mind, I’m going to tone it down just a little bit,” “Is that OK?” The crowd responded NO!!!
“I had a feeling you might say that.”, said the President with a small smile.
“Paris is Burning”
The guys who aren’t any fun has told The President he has to go to Paris, or Pittsburgh. The midterms are a week away, his poll numbers are crashing and could pull the party down. Unlike, Montana, Kentucky, and Murphysboro there will be fewer people in red hats. For nearly two years, Trump has avoided blue areas like Pittsburgh, in fact he has avoided most of America.
More than 44,000 people have signed an open letter from progressive Jewish leaders saying President Trump is not welcome in Pittsburgh until he denounces white nationalism.
He isn’t going to denounce white nationalism, after declaring himself a nationalist. Throughout the day, moments before he addresses the Tragedy in Pittsburgh, his team is looking for a response that they hope will get them through next Tuesday.
There is a mobilization via Social Media. Pittsburgh is few hours drive from New York, Philadelphia, Chicago and Washington DC. Is there Love in Pennsylvania for the President?