Former President Donald Trump is back on his campaign rally circuit and, despite the eight years of aging and near-constant legal attacks on him, he’s generally back to his 2015 self at them, joking with the crowd while establishing his view of the world and what policies he thinks could Make America Great Again for ordinary Americans.
His humor was back with a vengeance during his hour-and-a-half rally speech in Claremont, New Hampshire, where he spoke about his usual subjects, including the 2020 election, and then used an audience member’s comment as an opportunity to have some fun going scorched earth on Chris Christie.
It began with Trump apparently hearing something he found funny from the crowd, as he stopped with his speech to say “Who said that? Who said that?” and pointing to somewhere in the crowd. Then, pointing elsewhere, he said, “And by the way, there’s somebody else said something.”
Then, finally settling on where he thought the apparent comment came from, Trump joked with the crowd about Chris Christie, pretending to defend one of his harshest GOP critics. “They said, this man said something he shouldn’t say. I won’t defend it. He said Chris Christie is a fat pig,” Trump said.
Continuing, the crowd roared with laughter as Trump jokingly begged the audience member to “take back” the mean comment about Christie, saying, “You, you cannot say that, sir. You can — Please, please take that back. Please take that back. No, no, no, no. He said Chris Christie is a fat pig. You cannot do that.”
He wasn’t done yet. Keeping up the comedy routine, Trump joked about what words you’re allowed to use when making a joke and why he took the tack of pretending to defend Christie from the mean words, claiming it would confuse the press.
He said, “This is a tough group. These are tough — Anyway, they’re weaponizing. You know, the beauty of that is, you know, he said that and I’m correcting him. But the beauty of that is the fake news — You know, you’re not allowed to use the fat word and you’re probably not used allowed to use the pig word. Right? The beauty of that is that the press can’t really do anything because I’m defending him.”
Keeping that joke going while using the opportunity to keep mocking Christie, Trump said, “I’m defend, They just, they can’t do anything, so, you know, so it’s sort of interesting the way that works out, and. They can’t really write the story because I’m defending the fact that you can’t use the word fat pig when you describe Chris Christie. He’s not a fat pig, for purposes of…”
While letting the words hang in the air, Trump pointed at the press section, implying that he wanted them to claim he was defending Chris Christie while really making fun of him. The audience ate it up, and Trump once more said the line, using his joking voice to say, “He is not a fat pig,” then returning to his normal speech.
Watch that here:
Featured image credit: screengrab from the embedded video
"*" indicates required fields