The Most Telling Moment at Trump's Bizarre Victory Rally Might Have Been This

Most presidents-elects would take the month before inauguration to prepare for the job.  


Yet, just three weeks after winning the presidency, Trump is rallying his base again, touring the states he won on a thank-you tour. Yes, despite having held no prior public office, Trump is taking time out from appointing cabinet members and studying up to entertain and receive the adulation of his supporters.

"People came to vote that haven't voted before and they had Trump shirts on and they had 'Make America Great' hats on and they had buttons pouring off and they thought it was amazing," the president-elect beamed as the Cincinnati crowd cheered. They were excited to hear the familiar message and for Trump to continue bashing his former opponents, from Clinton to their own governor, John Kasich. When Clinton was mentioned, the crowd chanted their old favorite, "Lock her up." Trump did not seem to mind.

But he did make a somewhat feeble attempt to be presidential, turning back to the teleprompter for a set of prepared remarks on uniting the country. 

"We condemn bigotry and prejudice in all of its forms," he read, words most likely written by Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway.

But the crowd, much more attuned to Trump's candid insults, was not fooled for a second. 

"We denounce all of the hatred and we forcefully reject the language of exclusion and separation," Trump continued. "We're gonna come together. We have no choice," he added. "We have to and it's better, it's better." 

The audience was resoundingly silent. That is not why they elected Donald Trump.
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