I usually try to avoid listening to Trump’s speeches but there was so much consternation at the vast number of lies in a speech he gave at a press conference yesterday that I felt obliged to watch it in its entirety. He delivered the written remarks in that weirdly flat monotone he uses when he is reading a script. It was pretty bad. Daniel Dale, who has been assigned the thankless task of fact-checking Donald Trump for CNN, lists all the lies in that short speech, that he called the most dishonest speech of his presidency, which is clearing a very high bar. (One thing that struck me is that Trump referred to ‘Mr. Biden’ and ‘Joe’ and did not use the usual insulting ‘Sleepy Joe’. But that was the only positive thing I heard.)
At the end, he did not take any questions and simply walked away, though I heard one reporter shouting out, “Are you being a sore loser?” Of course he is! He is also a sore winner. He is just a constant whiner and complainer
Here is the speech in all its awfulness.
Stephen Colbert had an immediate response. You should especially watch the bit that begins at the 12:55 mark where he shows Trump’s spiritual advisor Paula White going nuts during a prayer service, calling upon the angels to give victory to Trump. Yes, indeedy, they are now invoking the heavenly hosts.