At Friday afternoon’s rally in Erie, Pennsylvania, Donald Trump returned to being himself. It was fun, it was fearless, and it was no doubt terrifying for the Democrats clinging to demographic politics to try to stop him.
At one point he said to a protester: “Go home to mommy”, a grin emerging on his face. “And your mother is voting for Trump!”
He stopped short of adding “she told me that last night,” which is probably a good thing. A good speaker allows his audience to fill in the best lines.
The last few weeks for Trump supporters have been rough. The globalist establishment, panicked after Trump took a national poll lead post-Cleveland and distressed by the chaos and division at the Democratic convention in Philly, have attacked every mis-step by Donald Trump ferociously.
TV networks turned into 24/7 anti-Trump marathons. Exiled establishment Republicans floated silly rumours that the party might replace Trump on the ballot. National polls showed a steep Trump decline, due at least in part to the fact that they were oversampling Democrats by 12 to 14 points according to Democrat James Carville.
But on Friday afternoon, The Donald came roaring back.
Patrick Howley at Breitbart wrote:
Photo: Boston Herald
This reporter has covered Mr. Trump since the day he announced his candidacy, sitting in a non-Breitbart newsroom, where a managing editor bitterly remarked, “Sideshow.” Almost immediately thereafter, this reporter started covering Mr. Trump for Breitbart.
No matter how bad it gets — and it got pretty bad recently — Trump manages to bounce back by being himself.
Since day one, this reporter has wondered: when will Trump finally just go all in? He knows that the cable networks are going to maliciously clip all of his speeches to highlight things they can attack him for. He knows that he’s never going to get a fair shake. He knows that he’s going to have to win this thing on a different medium, on a different plane of consciousness, than the rest of the political class. He clearly wants to cut loose.
On Friday, The Donald started cutting loose. Read more…