Trump still isn't over his loss in the popular vote, apparently.
The majority of Trump's speech delivered Tuesday night to supporters in Orlando, when he officially launched his 2020 campaign, consisted of several minutes of whining about Hillary Clinton.
Trump had been crowing for days about the massive rally in a city where voters overwhelming disapprove of the job he's doing. But he spent his time rehashing conspiracy theories about Clinton's email that were already tired by the end of the last election, in which she received nearly 3 million more votes than Trump.
Trump complained that Clinton had been given a "free pass" because she "set up an illegal server, deleted and acid-washed 33,000 emails" and "turned the State Department into a pay-for-play cash machine."
His most devoted followers then responded to the airing of grievances with another round of "lock her up" chants, a standard part of nearly every Trump rally since the last election. That several members of Trump's campaign and his inner circle have now been locked up hasn't stopped the chant.
Even though Trump insisted he is looking forward to the future, it's clear that Clinton still occupies his mind, rent-free.
Published with permission of The American Independent Foundation.