Believe it or not, we’re still two months away from the election.
Yes, time has slowed down to an interminable drudge
Nevertheless, Donald Trump is still making the rounds and still making bizarre remarks.
From downplaying the seriousness of coronavirus to questionable choices in campaign song, here are seven of his top hits from this week.
1. When he tweeted congratulating JP Morgan on ‘ordering’ staff back to the office on 9/11
The 11 September marks the day two planes crashed into New York’s World Trade Centre, killing nearly 3,000 and changing the world forever. The solemnity of the occasion led presidential nominee Joe Biden to pull his ads from TV and promise to focus on the occasion in hand.
Trump however could not resist getting out a tweet about the economy, celebrating banking firm JP Morgan for ‘ordering’ staff back to the office in the middle of the pandemic.
Safe to say people weren’t impressed.
Joe Biden: "I’m not going to be talking about anything other than 9/11. It’s a solemn day, and that’s how we’re gon… https://t.co/0nK4Pycnvu
Trump’s campaign stop in Michigan saw him make all his usual grandiose statements. But he decided to shoot even further than the moon – this time Trump promised that if he’s re-elected, he’ll put someone on Mars.
Who exactly asked for this?
Maybe Trump himself would like to volunteer to make the trip...
6. Tried to get a Fox News reporter fired
By all reports, Trump is extremely rattled by a recent story that alleged he called fallen soldiers “losers” and “suckers” alongside other offensive remarks that apparently disparaged military veterans.
And even usual ally Fox News wasn’t on hand to help; instead reporter Fox Jennifer Griffin said she’d independently verified the remarks Trump is accused of making, from her own source.
Trump was not happy and immediately called for her firing.
But Griffin is standing by her reporting – and she’s got the backing of the network too…
Bravo @JenGriffinFNC once again (and credit to Fox News on this).
She says Mnuchin’s defense of Trump is “patently… https://t.co/pJUnrazRNi