Donald Trump retweeted a video this week posted by far-right white supremacist and former contestant on Britain's version of The Apprentice, Katie Hopkins.
The video depicts Donald Trump approaching a Trump supporting family and signing a Trump sign, but it was Hopkins's caption that people scratching their heads.
"This is TRUMP off camera."
Except that it's literally on camera, hence the video.
This is TRUMP off camera. Making time for ordinary people. Caring for the regular voter & their kids. This is w… https://t.co/fAE7BGqTwi— Katie Hopkins (@Katie Hopkins)1566723115.0
And not for nothing but she also said she doesn't like to name kids after locations. And then someone pointed out her daughter is named India, and she didn't get why that was a problem.
That is who Donald Trump retweeted.
Thank you Katie! https://t.co/uCXoTFTEGm— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1566799680.0
If there's one thing we can say about the Trump machine, it's that they know his audience. Somehow, people keep buying the narrative put out.
Despite the clear cognitive dissonance of the video's caption, however, MAGA still ate it up.
Anyone who knows DJT knows he's an average guy. Why do Dem candidates need to act as if they're average people? https://t.co/7cIybT9LkO— Praying Medic (@Praying Medic)1566875577.0
I wonder if the MSM or all the woke celebrities will talk about this? Of course they won't. #MAGA https://t.co/kLdAe6JtWH— Jeremy (@Jeremy)1566800795.0
But critics of the president were not silent.
Yeah, Katie Hopkins has no idea what "off camera" means.
But..... hes on camera? https://t.co/jrTi6zLRWw— Cal (@Cal)1566862983.0
Katie Hopkins shares a video of Trump "off camera". That guy knows how to perform for a camera. But no cameras we… https://t.co/jb0ozHujdM— Malcolm Finch (@Malcolm Finch)1566806139.0
How lucky they caught the off camera moment on camera...!🙈 https://t.co/KZqF3lEvKs— *~•*♡*•~* (@*~•*♡*•~*)1566763944.0
With Trump, everything is about money.
Moron asks child 'are you rich? Do you have a lot of money?' https://t.co/x6CaV6BhBH— 𝕻𝖔𝖕𝖘 🌍 🇮🇪 🇵🇸 🏴 (@𝕻𝖔𝖕𝖘 🌍 🇮🇪 🇵🇸 🏴)1566895417.0
@realDonaldTrump You just asked a 10 year old “Are you rich, are you going to make a lot of money”? You’re as deep as a kiddy pool.— Barack Obama🇺🇸 ______________________________Fan (@Barack Obama🇺🇸 ______________________________Fan)1566799892.0
@realDonaldTrump 1. If it was off camera, you couldn't show a video of it, Katie. 2. This is in his hotel. They a… https://t.co/Fymjoiz2qV— Morten Øverbye (@Morten Øverbye)1566804657.0
He just wouldn't be Trump if he wasn't obsessed with money. He literally asks the child if she is rich and has a lot of money.
Trump's self-absorption is not cute.
@realDonaldTrump He's not making time, he signing autographs. It's all about his ego. #TrumpIsADisgrace— PayingAttentionNY (@PayingAttentionNY)1566821843.0
@realDonaldTrump Caring for their kids doesn‘t mean to sign a Trump banner. It means an affordable healthcare.— Thorsten (@Thorsten)1566801730.0
@realDonaldTrump I see you’re retweeting praise from a racist again, the only demographic that thinks you’re any good.— James Felton (@James Felton)1566800047.0
This whole video was meant to show how Trump takes his time and cares for the average people in the world. Any way you slice it, that is not what happened here.
This entire interaction was about boosting Trump's ego. From the little girl holding the sign, to the compliment paid to his hotel, to even the autograph, this was about Donald Trump.
He couldn't care less about the average person. He cares about the people who hold him up as a celebrity.
But they'll keep pushing this "average guy" narrative no matter the evidence to the contrary.