While the majority of Americans voted against Donald Trump with every fiber of their being, there were some areas of the United States where reasonable people were outnumbered by gullible, unhinged Trump supporters. Even now, as Trump ruins the country on a daily basis and destroys our global standing, there are still Americans willing to stand by the undeserving president — even though they have no idea what’s really going on.
Bell County High School student Ben Bowling was faced with the challenge of speaking to a Trump-loving audience when he became valedictorian at his Louisville, Kentucky school. Wanting to make an inspirational, impactful graduation speech, Bowling found the perfect way to inspire and educate his gullible classmates.
During Bowling’s speech, he let his classmates cheer for a quote from “Donald J. Trump” before crushing their souls and telling them that it was actually a quote from former POTUS Barack Obama. Bowling said:
This is the part of my speech where I share some inspirational quotes I found on Google. ‘Don’t just get involved. Fight for your seat at the table. Better yet, fight for a seat at the head of the table.’ – Donald J. Trump.”
The crowd went wild, only to be quickly made to feel like idiots as Bowling said, “Just kidding. That was Barack Obama.” You can almost hear the shame fall over the entire audience.
Bowling explained what happened:
The crowd erupted in applause and before they could even finish clapping I said I was kidding and the applause quickly died.”
In an interview with USA Today, Bowling explained he’d used Obama’s quote because he “just thought it was a really good quote” — but that he had to spin it for his audience. Bowling said:
Most people wouldn’t like it if I used it, so thought I’d use Donald Trump’s name. It is southeastern Kentucky after all.”
Genius. You can watch this epic moment below:
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