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Trump Thinks His Supporters Should Be Called 'Super Elites' Because Of Their Wealth And 'Bigger Boats'

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President Donald Trump told supporters at a rally that they're richer and better than everyone else just a week after he said the same thing about himself.


Speaking to enthralled supporters in Fargo, North Dakota on Wednesday, the president said: "Do you ever notice they always call the other side, and they do this sometimes, the elite? The elite!"

"We got more money, we got more brains, we got better houses and apartments, we got nicer boats, we're smarter than they are and they say they're the elite. You're the elite, we're the elite."

"Let's call ourselves, from now on, the super elite," he added, after referring to the regular elite as "stone cold losers."

Trump was touting the executive order he signed last which which he claimed would end the separation of families at our southern border.

At a Duluth, Minnesota rally last week, Trump bragged that he had "a much better apartment" than - we don't actually know, adding: "I'm smarter, richer than them" and "I became President, they didn't."

"I represent the deplorables," the president boasted.

A March 2016 survey showed that while most Trump voters tend to have incomes above the national average, most didn't earn enough to be able to own a fancy house or a boat, let alone a "bigger boat" than to whomever the president was referring.

"Only a third of Trump supporters had household incomes at or below the national median of about $50,000," wrote the Washington Post. "Another third made $50,000 to $100,000, and another third made $100,000 or more."

Trump himself once owned a 281-foot super-yacht called the Trump Princess while he was married to his first wife Ivana. It was repossessed in 1991 to help satisfy a $900 million debt he had accrued following a massive property buying spree.

"Faced with massive debts and increasing cash-flow problems, Trump has been forced to get rid of large chunks of his empire to stay afloat. Among properties he is ceding to creditors are his 282-foot Trump Princess yacht, a 49% stake in New York's Grand Hyatt Hotel, the Trump Shuttle airline and his 27% stake in Alexanders Inc., a department store chain," Reuters wrote in a 1991 story about Trump's restructuring of his considerable debts.