President Trump had a few light moments at his rally in Tulsa on Saturday night, June 20, and Democrats attempted to turn his lighthearted words and attempt at humor into something dark and sinister.
There were many comments on the president’s ability to hold an audience in the palm of his hand, with The Washington Times opinion editor Charlie Hurt calling the president’s storytelling as: “the greatest political theater I’ve ever witnessed in my life,” when he appeared on Fox News’s “The Greg Gutfeld Show.”
Yet, somehow CNN’s Jake Tapper on “State of the Union” on Sunday tried to twist one of the president’s attempts at light humor into a sinister and serious statement. He failed miserably.
He was speaking to Peter Navarro, the trade adviser from the White House when he zeroed in on remarks the president made about CCP (Chinese Communist Party) Virus testing. “When you do testing to that extent, you’re going to find more people,” Trump said during his rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma. “You’re going to find more cases. So I said to my people, slow the testing down, please.”
While most people would realize the president wasn’t being serious, Tapper argued with Navarro that the president wasn’t having a light moment. Navarro repeatedly said to Tapper, “Come on now, Jake. You know it was tongue in cheek. Come on now. That was tongue in cheek.”
“That’s news for you, tongue in cheek,” Navarro said with a dismissive laugh. “Come on. It was a light moment,” Navarro said.
Another lighthearted moment was enjoyed by the crowd in Tulsa when the president recounted his experience of a recent visit to the West Point U.S. Military Academy in the town of Highlands, New York, after which the media ran rampant with speculation about the state of his health.
“That story that he told about what happened at West Point was some of the greatest political theater I’ve ever witnessed in my life,” said Charlie Hurt, when he appeared on “Justice with Judge Jeanine.” Hurt added, “It was absolutely astonishing.”
“You take something that is your greatest weakness. You lead with it. That was the center of the entire rally. You go there, you make it hilarious. And I mean, the guy’s like, walking offstage, re-enacting the entire thing. He’s a comedic genius. He knows how to tell a story,” Charlie Kirk, the founder of Turning Point USA said how refreshing it is to see the president back on the stage during a rally.
“One line really stuck out to me,” Kirk commented. “He said, ‘We stand on the shoulders of heroes.’ Those are the heroes that the left and the Democrats and the anarchists in the streets are taking down—those statues that [they] are taking down. You saw the statue of George Washington taken down yesterday.”
“The president seemed right where he belonged. He had great energy, great spirit,” Kirk said. “And I think finally he’s back on offense, putting the Democrats on defense.”
“You can see the president. He was getting more and more into it as the speech went on. And it’s phenomenal to see. And the Biden campaign? Good luck,” said Kirk, reported Fox News.