Donald Trump engaged in some self-deprecating humor that brought his election night crowd to their feet during his victory speech in Florida on Tuesday night.
During a portion of his remarks at his Doral Resort in Palm Beach, the GOP front-runner pointed out that his landslide victory in the Sunshine State came despite what he stated was over $40 million in negative ads spent against him.
“Nobody has ever, ever in the history of politics received the kind of negative advertising that I have. Record, record, record. By the way, mostly false. I wouldn’t say 100 percent, but about 90 percent,” Trump said. “You explain it to me, my numbers went up. I don’t understand it. Nobody understands it,” which caused the crowd to cheer.
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The former reality TV star continued by describing an experience he had last week, with a delivery that any stand-up comic would have to admire. He started his account observing running for president is an “interesting experience.”
“Then a commercial comes on,” he recounted, “and I’m with these wonderful people from Cadillac (the tournament’s sponsor), all these top executives” when a series of attack ads against him hit the air. The billionaire turns to the executives and says, “Look over there. You don’t want to watch this. Isn’t the grass beautiful?”
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The network then came back to the tournament, but just when Trump thought that he had made it past the embarrassing moment, the sports commentators announced another commercial break. “Two more [negative] commercials. Oh, what a day that was, what a disaster,” the candidate said. The crowd rose to their feet and cheered, clearly enjoying the telling of the tale.
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