A line from President Donald Trump’s El Paso speech on Monday night time is testing the boundaries of the phrase: “imitation is the sincerest type of flattery.”
Trump’s occasion, held on the El Paso County Coliseum for his first “Make America Nice Once more Rally” of the yr, got here amid the persevering with border wall funding debate.
The president instructed the 1000’s in attendance El Paso is among the “most secure cities” in America due to a “highly effective border wall”.
It was one other comment nonetheless, that caught the eye of many – together with the Republican Celebration.
Talking about his love for Texas, Trump instructed his supporters: “It’s been an ideal romance.“And we’re solely getting stronger collectively.” The GOP — because it typically does — was fast to drag out a part of Trump’s comment and share it with greater than 1.eight million Twitter followers.
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Nevertheless, many have been fast to level out Hillary Clinton’s failed 2016 marketing campaign used the identical phrase as its official slogan – after making an attempt out numerous different choices together with “I’m together with her” and “preventing for us”.
“Stronger Collectively” was additionally the title of the e-book Clinton wrote with working mate Tim Kaine in 2016.
As many have been stating the Trump-Clinton crossover, the GOP as an alternative used the shared saying as a option to remind Democrats of their 2016 defeat.
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“Whenever you lose your marketing campaign, you lose your monopoly on any slogans. As we noticed at his packed rally, President Trump continues to unite the American folks behind his pro-border safety agenda,” RNC spokesman Steve Visitor instructed Fox Information.
As for the remainder of his rally on Monday, Trump chided potential 2020 opponent Beto O’Rourke, poked enjoyable at embattled Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, and confused the significance of constructing a wall alongside the southern border.