Donald Trump spoke at a “tax roundtable” today in West Virginia, and before he could even get going on taxes, he ditches his prepared remarks.
*Holds up prepared remarks*— Meg Wagner (@megwagner) April 5, 2018
"This was gonna be my remarks. It would have taken about 2 minutes”
*Throws paper* pic.twitter.com/KX5TWAqStJ
Instead of taxes, Donald Trump decided, instead, to:
— Repeat that lie about millions of people “in many places, like California, the same person votes many times…they always like to say that’s a conspiracy theory. It’s not a conspiracy theory. Millions and millions of people. And it’s very hard because the state guards their records. They don’t want to see it.”
(It is a conspiracy theory).
— Suggested, again, that MS-13 gangs use knives instead of guns so that “their parents never see ‘em again. They’re cut up.”
— Boasted about ICE Agents splitting families apart:
Trump boasts that ICE agents are grabbing people "by the neck" and "throwing" them into "the paddy wagon." He adds: "The people are clapping and screaming. Their town's been liberated…literally…a war…they're clapping."— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) April 5, 2018
— Bragged about firing the former head of the Consumer Finance Bureau: “We did it in a very nasty fashion. You would have been very proud of us.”
— Claimed, again, that Mexicans are raping women “at a rate no one has ever seen before.”
Trump claims immigration 'caravan' is lumbering group of rapists. "Yesterday it came out where this journey coming up, women are raped at levels that nobody has ever seen before. They don't want to mention that." pic.twitter.com/MU7wEZMvAP— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) April 5, 2018
— And suggested that the military is building his wall (his wall is not being built):
Cool, cool. I feel like I understand Trump’s tax law much better now.
A Republican member of Congress told me this morning they were so pleased President Trump was finally hitting the road to tout the party's biggest victory — tax cuts and reform. That lasted a minute or two …. before Trump commandeered this event with tough talk on immigration.— Jeff Zeleny (@jeffzeleny) April 5, 2018