A line from President Donald Trump’s El Paso speech on Monday evening is testing the boundaries of the phrase: “imitation is the sincerest type of flattery.”
Trump’s occasion, held on the El Paso County Coliseum for his first “Make America Nice Once more Rally” of the 12 months, got here amid the persevering with border wall funding debate.
The president advised the 1000’s in attendance El Paso is among the “most secure cities” in America because of a “highly effective border wall”.
It was one other comment nonetheless, that caught the eye of many – together with the Republican Get together.
Talking about his love for Texas, Trump advised his supporters: “It’s been a fantastic romance.“And we’re solely getting stronger collectively.” The GOP — because it typically does — was fast to tug out a part of Trump’s comment and share it with greater than 1.eight million Twitter followers.
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Nevertheless, many have been fast to level out Hillary Clinton’s failed 2016 marketing campaign used the identical phrase as its official slogan – after making an attempt out various different choices together with “I’m together with her” and “combating for us”.
“Stronger Collectively” was additionally the title of the e-book Clinton wrote with working mate Tim Kaine in 2016.
As many have been declaring the Trump-Clinton crossover, the GOP as a substitute used the shared saying as a method to remind Democrats of their 2016 defeat.
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“While you lose your marketing campaign, you lose your monopoly on any slogans. As we noticed at his packed rally, President Trump continues to unite the American individuals behind his pro-border safety agenda,” RNC spokesman Steve Visitor advised Fox Information.
As for the remainder of his rally on Monday, Trump chided potential 2020 opponent Beto O’Rourke, poked enjoyable at embattled Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, and harassed the significance of constructing a wall alongside the southern border.