On Friday evening, Donald Trump gave a speech in Huntsville, Alabama that made his infamous Phoenix rally look tame by comparison.
Ostensibly, the Alabama event was held to shore up support for Luther Strange in Alabama’s Senate race (which is interesting because Steve Bannon’s Breitbart has been on a veritable quest to bolster the opposition choice, Roy Moore, an anti-establishment candidate who was removed from office twice, once when he was the state’s chief justice for refusing to comply with a court order demanding the removal of a monument to the Ten Commandments from the courthouse and another time for deciding not to go along with a US Supreme Court decision that legalized same-sex marriage).
It was great being with Luther Strange last night in Alabama. What great people, what a crowd! Vote Luther on Tuesday.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 23, 2017
And while Trump did manage to get in all kinds of completely ridiculous anecdotes about “big Luther,” the speech was a campaign-style romp during which the President donned his Mussolini face and launched into one of the most outrageous, rambling diatribes in Presidential history and as you’ll see below, there is nothing hyperbolic about that assessment.
There was “Rocket Man” (and do note that while it’s possible he meant Kim’s father, Trump doesn’t seem to understand that Kim would have been about 8 years old when President Clinton was in office):
— Fox News (@FoxNews) September 23, 2017
There was Trump calling NFL players “sons of b*&%$@es”, a moment which, when slowed down, is absolutely hysterical:
If you slow Trump's speech down to about 75% during his NFL rant, he's indistinguishable from your drunk uncle Gary on the 4th of July. pic.twitter.com/hoKC2ADDUi
— Parker Molloy (@ParkerMolloy) September 23, 2017
There was Trump explaining (again) about the flyin’ sacks of drugs and why his border wall needs to be see-through:
Trump says the border wall needs to be see through or ppl in Mexico will throw drugs over w/ catapults, and they'll hit someone in the head pic.twitter.com/MegfPi4VKb
— Jim Dalrymple II (@JimDalrympleII) September 23, 2017
And then there was Trump trying to explain why he took the first deal offered to him by Chuck and Nancy:
In the middle of ranting about the nature of the senate filibuster, Trump calls Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer "very nice" pic.twitter.com/xIRrlRnPaK
— Brandon Wall (@Walldo) September 23, 2017
And it just went on, and on, and on, and….
Not to put too fine a point on it, but this man is out of his mind as you can clearly see from the clips above.
On the bright side for Trump, if these things get any more absurd, he’ll have a shot at putting SNL completely out of business. At a certain point, reality becomes so absurd that it eludes attempts to lampoon it. We’ve reached that point.