Trump Goes Berserk In Montana As He Launches His Most Deranged Attack On DOJ, The Media, Dems, And More
An unhinged President Donald Trump went on offense on Thursday at a bonkers campaign-style rally in Montana, deriding the state’s Democratic senator and railing against the Justice Department, the media, Hillary Clinton, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, the “Me Too” movement and more.
Trump started by attacking Senator Jon Tester as he previewed themes he will highlight as he works to unseat Democratic senators in the midterm elections.
“It’s time to retire liberal Democrat Jon Tester,” Trump declared to a raucous crowd during the hourlong address in Great Falls, Montana. “A vote for Jon Tester is a vote for Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi and the new leader of the Democrat Party Maxine Waters.”
Trump slammed Tester for voting against the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, voting against a major tax cuts bill and for voting no on legislation to ban late-term abortions.
“You wouldn’t think he’d play very well out here. How did he get elected?” Trump wondered aloud. “You can right your wrong in November.”
He then launched scathing attacks on the news media just one week after a gunman killed five journalists at a Maryland newspaper.
He derided the press as “fake news,” “bad people” and “so damn dishonest.”
“They’re fake,” he said, pointing at the press area in the arena. “These are really bad people.”
Trump also accused the Justice Department of corruption, bragged about his 2016 election win, spoke about his upcoming meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin and declared that Rep. Maxine Waters, a frequent Trump critic, has an IQ in the “60s.”
He repeated, falsely, that he was the first Republican candidate to win Wisconsin since 1952 and repeated his unfounded conspiracy theory that there was extensive voter fraud during the 2016 election.
He also mocked Elizabeth Warren at length, deriding the Massachusetts Democratic senator as “Pocahontas” and saying he would get her to take a DNA test if she runs against him in 2020 — though he added derisively he would do it carefully because of the “Me Too era.”
Trump carried the state by 20 points in 2016, but Republicans face a tough fight to unseat Tester in the state in 2018. Tester is facing off against Republican nominee Matt Rosendale, the state auditor and a former member of the Montana Legislature.
Tester, the top Democrat on the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, has been on the receiving end of personal barbs from Trump after he played a crucial role in sinking Trump’s nominee for Veterans Affairs secretary, White House physician Ronny Jackson.
Trump spoke at length about the Jackson debacle, accusing Tester of “shameful, dishonest attacks on a great man.”
Not happy with his relentless bashing, Trump continued his attacks on Twitter.
“Tester should lose race in Montana. Very dishonest and sick!” Trump added on Twitter after his speech.