On Tuesday evening, Trump gave a scripted, then unscripted, then scripted, then unscripted again speech at a rally in Phoenix. (Surprise! It’s campaign season again!) High points of the hour-long speech included Trump blaming the media for treating him badly after the violence in Charlottesville — for which Trump blamed “both sides,” a line which he omitted in his retelling of events at the rally — and the president saying protesters of the event had been deterred by the heat. In reality, thousands of people showed up to protest. Trump mourned CNN’s firing of Jeffrey Lord, but failed to note the network had canned him over a “Sieg Heil” tweet. He also said he doesn’t do Twitter storms.
At one point Trump up and shouted “Antifa!” which would have been weird enough on its own — “They show up in the helmets and the black masks and they have clubs and everything. Antifa!” — but the moment was made even weirder by Trump’s cadence, effectively shouting the word as though he were singing along to “Tequila” by the Champs. Which, thanks to an edit from comedian Chris Stephens, you no longer have to use your imagination to hear.
Shame he didn’t also do the Pee-wee Herman “Tequila” dance.