Donald Trump couldn’t stay on topic even if his life depended on it. Earlier today, Trump spoke at the FBI academy to praise the Quantico graduates (even though he was just bashing the FBI earlier this morning) – and went completely off topic.
Speaking to the graduates, Trump congratulated them and wished them a bright future in law enforcement, promising to be “more loyal” to the FBI “than anyone else can be.” Clearly forgetting what he had said to reporters just a few hours before this speech, Trump lied and said:
“I will never, ever let you down, ever.”
Let’s not forget that Trump is promising this after trashing the FBI for weeks due to his nervousness surrounding Special Counsel Robert Mueller and the Russia investigation.
Trump’s entire speech was completely erratic and hit pretty much every topic from police brutality to immigration, pivoting from what was supposed to be an FBI-focused script. However, one of the most shocking moments came when Trump interrupted his own speech to freak out about the crime rate in Chicago. Trump pivoted once again:
“In the last two years America has seen a tragic rise in violent crime. In 2015 and 2016 we witnessed the steepest two year consecutive increase in murders in nearly half a century. You look at what’s going on in Chicago. What the HELL is going on in Chicago? What the hell is happening there?”
It seemed as though the audience was forced to clap during this bizarre display, judging from the half-a** responses. You can watch Trump hijack his own speech below:
Trump on crime in Chicago: “What the hell is going on in Chicago? What the hell is happening there?” pic.twitter.com/HMTANkGYSz
— Axios (@axios) December 15, 2017
The interesting thing about what Trump said is that although he noted a tragic rise in crime over “the last two years”, only 2015 and 2016 were called out – and they happen to be when former President Barack Obama was president. As usual, Trump just can’t avoid showing the world how unpresidential he is, as he continues to take cheap shots at the man who he inherited a great economy from.
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