The New York Post reports:
President Trump is calling reports claiming he wanted his daughter Ivanka Trump to be his 2016 running mate “ridiculous.” CNN reported about the vice president story based on earlier reporting by Bloomberg News and the Washington Post. Both publications cited information contained in a new book, “Wicked Game,” being released on Oct. 13 by Trump’s former deputy campaign manager Rick Gates.
“I think it should be Ivanka. What about Ivanka as my VP?” Trump allegedly asked the group, adding “She’s bright, she’s smart, she’s beautiful, and the people would love her!” Gates claims Trump continued to press for his eldest daughter, who then was a fashion company executive, to run as his vice president and appeared cool to picking then-Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, even after the campaign team polled the idea twice.
Note that Trump closes with “these people are sick.” That’s a common slogan among the QAnon freaks.
Now Fake News @CNN is actually reporting that I wanted my daughter, Ivanka, to run with me as my Vice President in 2016 Election. Wrong and totally ridiculous. These people are sick!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 29, 2020
FYI – “These people are sick!” is a QAnon catchphrase.
trump uses it here because, though his base is shrinking, he knows QAnon cultists would give their lives for him, so he’s reinforcing their loyalty by using their phrases.
Soon, he’ll start saying “Trust the Plan.”
— Kevin Nelson (@freeherenow) September 29, 2020