Absolutely nothing is going right for Donald Trump these days. He’s way behind in the polls, his campaign has stopped buying airtime for TV ads, and the Gross Domestic Product for the U.S. economy dropped a staggering 32.9 percent over the past three months, the largest fall in history, surpassing even the Great Depression.
So, in part to attend a fundraising dinner and get away from the bad news in Washington, the president flew to his adopted home, Florida, and landed in Tampa.
Based on the way security had things roped off around the Tampa airport where Air Force One, the White House was clearly expecting a crowd of supporters would be waiting for the president and provide the sort of “rally” he’s unable to hold because of the virus, which is hitting the Sunshine State especially hard.
Just one problem: Hardly anyone showed up to see the Donald:
not exactly an overflow crowd at Trump’s speech in Florida pic.twitter.com/uS2o0fptNE
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) July 31, 2020
Ouch! That’s got to be humiliating for an egomaniac like Donald Trump.
While he was there, Trump made some remarks to the sparse gathering, repeating his same bullshit about how Joe Biden will ruin everything if he’s elected:
“If Joe Biden is elected President, the chaos and bloodshed will spread to every community in our land. You’ll have a Portland everywhere. There will be no safety, no security, no peace, no justice, no one to protect you, and no one to defend the American way of life. People like the ones standing behind me will not be considered primetime. With me, they’re considered primetime.”
Yeah, whatever. Blah blah blah. There’s chaos and bloodshed all over this country right now with Trump as president. Things couldn’t get any worse than they are, so he’s just blowing hot air. As usual.
All of this led to scads of mockery on Twitter:
Real shot of the crowd for Donald Trump’s Tampa speech, today.
Looks like their new rally plan, post-Tulsa, is also a dud.
And honestly, I don’t blame the Trump voters who did not want to risk their lives for a rally. pic.twitter.com/m8yi9sj3yu
— Eric Schmeltzer 🇺🇸 (@JustSchmeltzer) July 31, 2020
— Sharona (@Really_Sharon) July 31, 2020
Approximately 43 people showed up to cheer on Trump in Tampa just now. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ pic.twitter.com/OYqpXVSgsI
— Jamie 😷’Grady (@JamieOGrady) July 31, 2020
Trump visited Tampa today and if he was unsure of his re-election chances. This pretty much solidified that come November he’s fucked. https://t.co/9wsBqC4jTl
— Christine Lily (@christineLily27) July 31, 2020
If the lack of enthusiasm is this low already, pretty soon Trump may have trouble filling two folding chairs.