As the News Blender featured on Thursday President Trump held a campaign rally in Minnesota.
Prior to the rally the Campaign played Purple Rain by the late artist Prince. His estate responded.
President Trump played Prince’s “Purple Rain” tonight at a campaign event in Minneapolis despite confirming a year ago that the campaign would not use Prince’s music. The Prince Estate will never give permission to President Trump to use Prince’s songs. pic.twitter.com/FuMUPzSWOe— Prince (@prince) October 11, 2019
According to the letter dated last October, the Campaign had said they would not use Purple Rain again, or any Prince song for that matter.
As the President does he held another helicopter gaggle and like he normally does he says shocking things and not so shocking things.
The not shocking thing.
Personal attorney Rudy Giuliani gets tossed under the first wheel of the Everything Trump Touches Dies Bus.
Asked if Rudy Giuliani was still his personal attorney, Pres. Trump says, "Well, I don't know. I haven't spoken to Rudy. I spoke to him yesterday briefly. He's a very good attorney and he has been my attorney. Yeah, sure." https://t.co/wSQ4Fqb5vl pic.twitter.com/pZieaqyfmC— ABC News (@ABC) October 11, 2019
The not so shocking thing, but in connection with his next statement makes it shocking.
Trump again suggests he isn't especially bothered by Turkey and the Kurds warring with each other because "they have been fighting for hundreds of years." pic.twitter.com/wg7ukJriO8— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) October 11, 2019
The shocking thing.
TRUMP: "Are you ready? Saudi Arabia at my request has agreed to pay us for everything we are doing. That is a first. Saudi Arabia, and other countries soon now, but Saudi Arabia has agreed to pay us for everything we are doing to help them and we appreciate that." pic.twitter.com/rluCN6gZ9R— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) October 11, 2019
It’s not shocking in the sense that it’s unexpected as the News Blender reported Friday afternoon, he has said before that “Saudi Arabia pays cash.”
What is shocking is that he is proud of himself. He will brag about it tonight in his rally speech, and chances are we will hear the audience cheer him on.
They cheer sheer ignorance, not even their own, though an argument can be made for that, but his ignorance.
He is by far the most uneducated President we have ever had. I try every day to cover him objectively. I don’t always succeed. But today, this week, has been one thing after another.
He abandoned the Kurds and he is today admitting the reason is money. Plain and simple.
Our military men and women sign up, they join, they are not forced, for the most part the men and women in service, do so, out of an abundance of pride they have for this country.
He by venture of his ignorance is disrespecting their service, reducing them to how much money they can make who?
Who benefits for selling out our men and women in uniform?