Liberal interests, in capable hands: Everybody makes mistakes. We know that because Donald J. Trump has made one.
The rare event happened yesterday, at his Wisconsin rally:
TRUMP (6/28/18): You know, I just realized, the other day they told me. I didn't—We're not entirely sure what that second reference to 1952 meant. But this was one of those rare mistakes by Donald J. Trump. The actual history goes like this:
When we won the state of Wisconsin, it hadn't been won by a Republican since Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1952. Did you know that? And I won Wisconsin, and I like Wisconsin a lot. But we won Wisconsin.
And Ronald Reagan, remember? Wisconsin was the state that Ronald Reagan did not win. And that was in 1952. And I've gotten to know the people here. They're incredible.
Eisenhower did win Wisconsin in 1952. But as everyone knows, he won it again in 1956 as part of his second straight landslide.
Among other well-known Republicans, Nixon won the state in 1960, 1968 and 1972. And Ronald Reagan did so win Wisconsin, in 1980 and again in 1984.
Trump came close, but yesterday's claim fell a bit short of being exact. It was a rare mistake by the U.S. trade war commander.
Not long after that, another major political star made a somewhat peculiar mistake. It was Kirsten Gillibrand, current Great Democratic Hope Concerning Sincerity About Women's Issues.
She spoke last night with Chris Cuomo on CNN. He made it a point to be polite, even as Gillibrand flailed with the facts last year's confirmation vote for Justice Gorsuch, who has, just to be fair, never carried Wisconsin.
Gillibrand was already ignoring an accurate statement by Cuomo—a statement which tended to undercut her principle message. Then she turned to last year's vote on Gorsuch.
With giants like this in command in D.C., how can future fights go wrong? For the full transcript, click here:
GILLIBRAND (6/28/18): President Trump said, "I'm going to pick from this list of 25. and [overturning Roe] is my goal, and any one of these justices is going to overturn Roe v. Wade." He already made it very clear who he was going to choose, and why he was going to choose it.By now, the analysts were cheering. Given the way the Democrats held the line on the Gorsuch vote, and with this brilliant strategist in charge, Donald J. Trump would rue the day Justice Kennedy ever retired!
So to think that you're going to have a normal process under this president who hasn't done anything normally at all, I think it is not—it's not a smart bet, because the truth is, he's not going to do it—
CUOMO: But Gorsuch talked that talk [about Roe v. Wade being settled law]—
GILLIBRAND: And nobody believed him. No one believed him.
CUOMO: He still got the votes.
GILLIBRAND: He didn't get a vote from one Democrat. And I believe now that we've seen what Gorsuch has done on this course—he's already undermined women's rights, he's already undermined union rights, he's already undermined basic civil rights in this country—I don't think people are going to trust that President Trump isn't going to do what he said he was going to do.
CUOMO: But didn't, didn't he— Are you right that he didn't get one vote? Didn't he get three? Didn't he get Manchin?
GILLIBRAND: He got no Democratic votes. No.
CUOMO: He didn't get Manchin, Heitkamp?
GILLIBRAND: He did not. They, they— They stood strong, and they passed it with a Republican votes.
We almost began to cheer too! But Cuomo continued to voice his doubts. More accurately, he gave her one more chance to get it right—and then, the backslide occurred:
CUOMO (continuing directly): I thought he got three, by the way.Either way, it's obvious that the Democrats are going to win this fight!
You might be right, Chris. But I believe this Democratic Caucus will stand together...
Supposedly, Gillibrand is focused on women's issues above all. With strategic giants like this in charge, how can the future go wrong?
Our team is prepared to match Donald J. Trump every single step of the way! Last night, Gillibrand proved this important point as a befuddled Chris Cuomo looked on.
Note on tribal information: Conservatives are laughing at this today. Our team hasn't been told.