Forget autonomous cars; if your tractor isn't hooked up to the internet, you'll be left in the dust as the future plows ahead without you.
So are we.
Not long after former vice president Joe Biden's appearance in Iowa on Tuesday, Donald Trump rambled an absurd fact about rural broadband while speaking to farmers at a rally.
We have become numb to Trump's routine bizarre comments, but this one is really giving cancer-causing windmills and "covfefe" a run for their money.
The liar-in-chief openly wondered why tractors cannot connect to the internet while boasting about his government investing in rural broadband.
"We've secured nearly 1.2 billion dollars to expand rural broadband, which you need very badly. You need very badly," he repeated, like terrible lyrics to a B-side single.
"They have not treated the mid-west well with broadband, with anything to do with the word computer."
Vox journalist Aaron Rupar shared the bizarre video clip of Trump's speech from a series of his play-by-play head-scratching highlights in a thread he started, with:
"Trump is in Iowa completely making stuff up to demean Joe Biden."
Beyond parody -- Fox Business cuts away from Trump's speech right after he laments, bizarrely, that tractors can't… https://t.co/xz0i4RBG2d— Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar) 1560289656.0
Trump continued with a bizarre observation.
"I look at some of the tractors and they don't even hook up.
They're all set, but you don't have the capability in terms of your infrastructure."
Meanwhile, the people at Fox Business Channel quickly tried to save face by cutting away from Trump.
Even one of Trump's favorite networks detected the crazy and quickly abandoned its live coverage to save Trump from further embarrassment.
@atrupar It's the Fox cut-away that's the funniest.— Dawn Finlayson (@Dawn Finlayson) 1560290180.0
@Zoroaster8911 @finlay52 @atrupar You know there has to be a Murdoch family member with his finger on the killswitc… https://t.co/EMBWV9GY8H— Eric Montgomery (@Eric Montgomery) 1560292820.0
Twitter humored Trump by supporting his weird tractor/internet theory.
@atrupar @ParkerMolloy Give tractors internet access and they’ll just spend their time looking at tractor porn.— Corbly, Jon (@Corbly, Jon) 1560296865.0
@Corb_The_Lesser @atrupar @ParkerMolloy Whoa, baby! https://t.co/pNAFcUbSXJ— Kansel Kulture (@Kansel Kulture) 1560299115.0
@RandBallsStu @atrupar Well the tractor would run over the dial up cord.— R F (@R F) 1560295154.0
About the Midwest being treated badly with "anything to do with the word computer" statement...
@floyding @RandBallsStu @atrupar I live in the Midwest. I'm typing this on a thingamajig. I have no internet access… https://t.co/EpC1NpjYeJ— D Villella ❄️ (@D Villella ❄️) 1560310099.0
@dvillella @floyding @RandBallsStu @atrupar Hahahahaha!!!! We live in a ridiculously embarrassing comedy that doubl… https://t.co/ZyXWkZz7ad— Melissa Mays (@Melissa Mays) 1560376020.0
@dvillella @floyding @RandBallsStu @atrupar Ahhh *that* must be how those Midwest hotels have wifi... https://t.co/4GYWgtsy4v— Blue - TX #WearAMask #VoteBlue (@Blue - TX #WearAMask #VoteBlue) 1560335159.0
@dvillella @floyding @RandBallsStu @atrupar I bet u aren’t in your tractor though!— Anne Austin Blair (@Anne Austin Blair) 1560367522.0
There are no words left to say, except:
@atrupar jesus tapdancing christ— steven (@steven) 1560294859.0