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originally posted by: AndyFromMichigan
Interesting that Papadopalous expects FISA declas after the election.
Wonder if he knows something.
Re_read drops re: Polls
Think MSM attacks re: Q (We, the People).
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The instant you attend your first Trump rally you are confronted by an uncomfortable truth: to figure out what’s happening you have to acknowledge the love. It may not be pure and selfless. It may be narcissistic and at times even threatening. But love is very much in the air.
Twenty minutes into his speech in Missoula, Montana, Trump breaks from the autocue and exclaims: “I love you too.” He scours the crowd – “Who said that? Who said that?” – until he locates the person who has just declared love for him.
“It’s finally a woman,” he exclaims. “You know, I get it from the men all the time. So far every guy that said ‘I love you’, they’re just not my type.”
Locker-room talk, but it works. It sparks a collective guffaw from Trump supporters. Women cackle, men squirm. It’s a lovefest
But today the crowd has the character of a family outing of proud Americans, happy to be among their own in a state that Trump won in 2016 by 20 points.
“You can see the love right here,” says Robin Pedersen, 56, a horse trainer from Florence, Montana. “Everybody’s civil, everybody’s getting along.”
After the rally is over, I call Pedersen, the horse trainer, and ask her what she thinks. She says that Trump “talked to every one of us individually, not as a group. It was peaceful.”
Peaceful. How so?
“I mean the positive energy I get from him. Feeling peaceful in there, feeling like he has your back.”
There’s another source of Trump’s strength among his people. You have to attend his rallies to know this – it does not transmit through TV.
Not humor as it’s normally delivered. He doesn’t do gags, or side-splitting punch lines.
What he does do is riff, a sort of free-form ranting.