With just 52 days remaining and Donald Trump inching ahead in the polls, the GOP presidential nominee is beginning to have fun poking at not only Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, but the media as well.
At a raucous rally Friday night in Miami, the Trump campaign took full advantage of Clinton’s unforced error of claiming “you could put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call the ‘basket of deplorables.”
Not only did the stage backdrop feature a YUGE mock-up image reading “Les Deplorables,” the candidate made his grand entrance while the Les Misérables’ revolution-launching song “Do You Hear The People Sing” rang from the sound system.
“Welcome to all you deplorables,” Trump said in greeting his supporters.
Trump walks out to Les Miserables song with “Les Deplorables” sign behind him pic.twitter.com/8FGLKL3TU5
— Nick Corasaniti (@NYTnickc) September 16, 2016
And while many in the media were beside themselves over the pomposity of Trump’s grand entrance, social media ate it up, with one user noting, “Trump kills it in Miami.”
Here’s a sampling of responses and other video clips from Twitter:
— Chris Buskirk (@thechrisbuskirk) September 17, 2016
*MUST WATCH* Trump’s new entrance w/ Les Deplorablés banner and “Do You Hear the People Sing?” from Les Mis (edited) pic.twitter.com/I7HFysZd4q
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) September 16, 2016
THE MASTER AT WORK: “Welcome to all you deplorables!” Trump told the audience, prompting a roaring applause https://t.co/lhKUp1gb9d
— slone (@slone) September 16, 2016
— hautedamn ? (@hautedamn) September 17, 2016
Crowd frenzy as Trump touts ‘Les Deplorables’https://t.co/tgr8xWjRrw
— All American Girl (@AIIAmericanGirI) September 17, 2016
— Supreme Dark Lord (@voxday) September 17, 2016
— GrandmaofFour (@carolehers) September 17, 2016
They got the joke: Thousands inside the James L. Knight Center cheered when they recognized the play on words https://t.co/Q0wS6vyL7Q
— Steve Ferguson (@lsferguson) September 17, 2016
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