Peter Baker, writing for The New York Times on Trump’s “press conference” yesterday — 63 minutes in length with just 6 of those minutes spent answering questions:
“We could go on for days,” he said at one point, and it sounded
At times, it was hard to understand what he meant. He seemed to
suggest that his presumptive Democratic challenger, former Vice
President Joseph R. Biden Jr., would get rid of windows if
elected and later said that Mr. Biden would “abolish the
suburbs.” He complained that Mr. Biden had “gone so far right.”
(He meant left.)
Even for those who follow Mr. Trump regularly and understand his
shorthand, it became challenging to follow his train of thought.
For instance, in discussing cooperation agreements with Central
American countries to stop illegal immigration, he had this to
say: “We have great agreements where when Biden and Obama used to
bring killers out, they would say don’t bring them back to our
country, we don’t want them. Well, we have to, we don’t want
them. They wouldn’t take them. Now with us, they take them.
Someday, I’ll tell you why. Someday, I’ll tell you why. But they
take them and they take them very gladly. They used to bring them
out and they wouldn’t even let the airplanes land if they brought
them back by airplanes. They wouldn’t let the buses into their
country. They said we don’t want them. Said no, but they entered
our country illegally and they’re murderers, they’re killers in
Makes sense to me.