Notable & Quotable: Trump Tells a Joke

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Notable & Quotable: Trump Tells a Joke

President Trump speaks alongside Rep. Steve Scalise in Washington, Jan. 4.


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Ron Sachs/Zuma Press

Poppy Noor writing for the Guardian, Oct. 31:

Word on the street is that on Tuesday, at a private fundraising event for top Republican fundraisers,

Donald Trump

went a little rogue.

At first he was just reminiscing, thinking about that time the Louisana [sic] Republican

Steve Scalise

got shot—as you do.

But then he came out with this gem of a line: “[Scalise’s wife] cried her eyes out when I met her at the hospital that fateful day . . . I mean not many wives would react that way to tragedy, I know mine wouldn’t.”

We can only guess that Trump said this in jest, of course. But that line can be read in so many ways that soon, it was an online talking point for people eager to share their views on his and Melania’s relationship.

Maybe he is saying

Melania Trump

hates him so much she wouldn’t even cry at his funeral. Maybe he’s saying that after all the strain that their marriage has gone through, she has no more tears left to give? Maybe he was genuinely being funny. Who knows?

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