[FRIAM] Trump's expertise on magnets

Tom Johnson jtjohnson555 at gmail.com
Sat Jan 6 15:23:18 EST 2024

During a "Commit to Caucus" rally at the North Iowa Events Center in Mason
City, Iowa on Friday, Donald Trump
<https://www.yahoo.com/news/enough-big-lie-104501475.html> still had a
great deal of energy left after spending most of the afternoon railing
against E. Jean Carroll in dozens of messages posted to Truth Social
<https://truthsocial.com/@realDonaldTrump/111700883606589039>. In one such
post, the former president writes, "Except for a Fraudulent Case against
me, I had no idea who E. Jean Carroll was. She called her African American
Husband an “ape,” and named her Cat “Vagina." These exact words were then
re-posted in a steady stream along with a cherry-picked assortment of
screengrabs from E. Jean Carroll's social media archive.

Pausing that busy work to take the stage in Iowa, Trump then regaled
attendees with a fresh take on how magnets work, while also
finding occasion to loop in John Deere.

On the subject of magnetic elevators, Trump said, "Think of it, magnets.
Now all I know about magnets is this, give me a glass of water, let me drop
it on the magnets, that's the end of the magnets. Why didn't they use John
Deere? Why didn't they bring in the John Deere people? Do you like John
Deere? I like John Deere." After a bit more along these same lines, Trump did
a little dance
<https://x.com/RonFilipkowski/status/1743475842011869690?s=20> and left the

Tom Johnson - tom at jtjohnson.com
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