From his new web platform, avid sports fan and ex-President Donald Trump offered a typically unfiltered opinion on the Kentucky Derby controversy that could result in the winning horse getting disqualified.
And it’s not just about a mere horse race with a colt that may or may not be doping, he insisted, but a metaphor for contemporary America.
“So now even our Kentucky Derby winner, Medina Spirit, is a junky. This is emblematic of what is happening to our Country. The whole world is laughing at us as we go to hell on our Borders, our fake Presidential Election, and everywhere else!,” Trump wrote in the context of the big picture, although he may have meant junkie instead of junky.
It remains to be seen if Trump’s assessment about the horse — and it may be at least partially tongue in cheek — in the end proves accurate, but the former POTUS continues to be a newsmaker, to the consternation of humorless and easily triggered liberals everywhere, even while he is still banned from the big social media networks.
This is not the first time that Trump has opined on the famed Derby, which is held annually at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. In 2019, he scoffed at the disqualification of initial winner Maximum Security for interfering with other horses in the race.
“The Kentucky Derby decision was not a good one. It was a rough & tumble race on a wet and sloppy track, actually, a beautiful thing to watch. Only in these days of political correctness could such an overturn occur. The best horse did NOT win the Kentucky Derby – not even close!,” he declared on his then-active Twitter account.
Medina Spirit, the 2021 winner, failed a drug test, resulting in high-profile trainer Bob Baffert being suspended, according to The New York Times. Several of his other horses have reportedly failed testing in the recent past.
A post-race test reportedly revealed that the horse tested positive for 21 picograms of an anti-inflammatory drug called betamethasone, 11 picograms over the allowable dosage. Baffert has denied give the drug to the colt and described the situation as a “gut punch.”
The investigation continues with an independent laboratory set to examine a second blood sample. If the initial finding is confirmed, the Kentucky Racing Commission could disqualify Medina Spirt. If that happens at the end of the process which includes a formal hearing, officials could declare runner-up Mandaloun the winner. If the second test comes back negative, however, Medina Spirit should be in the clear.
Although Trump’s Kentucky Derby statement is being widely denounced on left-wing Twitter as bizarre, others suggest that he is more or less horsing around.
I honestly think this man is a better comedian that most of our late night hosts. He is just misunderstood.
— Arturo Pardo (@elchivopardo) May 10, 2021
I realize the post is an ad hominem attack, but at the end of the day…it’s f’n hilarious
— Non Zero Number (@chucklo91153613) May 10, 2021
Such good trolling.
— Chart Westcott (@ChartWestcott) May 9, 2021
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