On Saturday, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer claimed that President Trump’s recent speech to the CIA earned his boss “a five-minute standing ovation at the end in a display of their patriotism and their enthusiasm for his presidency.”
Here are some of the incredibly moving things that President Trump said in this speech, which earned him a five minute standing ovation, according to Sean Spicer:
“[P]robably almost everybody in this room voted for me, but I will not ask you to raise your hands if you did. But I would guarantee a big portion, because we’re all on the same wavelength, folks. We’re all on the same wavelength, right? He knows. It took Brian about 30 seconds to figure that one out, right, because we know we’re on the same wavelength.”
“And Reince and my whole group. Reince — you know — they don’t care about Reince. He’s like this political guy that turned out to be a superstar, right? We don’t have to talk about Reince.
But we did — we had such a tremendous, tremendous success. So when I’m interviewing all of these candidates that Reince and his whole group is putting in front, it went very, very quickly, and, in this case, went so quickly — because I would see six or seven or eight for Secretary of Agriculture, who we just named the other day, Sonny Perdue, former governor of Georgia. Fantastic guy. But I’d see six, seven, eight people for a certain position. Everybody wanted it.”
“I had an uncle who was a great professor at MIT for 35 years who did a fantastic job in so many different ways, academically — was an academic genius — and then they say, is Donald Trump an intellectual? Trust me, I’m like a smart persona. And I recognized immediately.
“You know, when I was young and when I was — of course, I feel young. I feel like I’m 30, 35, 39. Somebody said, are you young? I said, I think I’m young. You know, I was stopping — when we were in the final month of that campaign, four stops, five stops, seven stops. Speeches, speeches, in front of 25,000, 30,000 people, 15,000, 19,000 from stop to stop. I feel young.”
“And the reason you’re my first stop is that, as you know, I have a running war with the media. They are among the most dishonest human beings on Earth. And they sort of made it sound like I had a feud with the intelligence community. And I just want to let you know, the reason you’re the number-one stop is exactly the opposite — exactly. And they understand that, too.
And I was explaining about the numbers. We did a thing yesterday at the speech. Did everybody like the speech? I’ve been given good reviews. But we had a massive field of people. You saw them. Packed. I get up this morning, I turn on one of the networks, and they show an empty field. I say, wait a minute, I made a speech. I looked out, the field was — it looked like a million, million and a half people. They showed a field where there were practically nobody standing there. And they said, Donald Trump did not draw well. I said, it was almost raining, the rain should have scared them away, but God looked down and he said, we’re not going to let it rain on your speech.”
And that is but a small selection of the purportedly potent pathos overflowing from these remarks, which, again, Sean Spicer is claiming moved a room full of CIA and (allegedly) Trump lackeys brought in to cheer and clap for him to do so for a full five minutes following the conclusion of Trump’s remarks.
To help you determine for yourself the plausibility of this claim, yr Wonkette created this helpful multimedia visualization of a five minute standing ovation:
Our view is that it’s clearly plausible, because look at that video ^^^ It’s of a person giving a standing ovation for five minutes. That proves it could happen. Interested to hear your thoughts, though.