By the way, you folks are in here, the place is packed. There are lines that go back six blocks, and I tell you that because you won't read about it, okay? But there are lines that go back six blocks. There is such love in this country for everything we stand for.
— Donald Trump, CPAC Convention Speech, February 24, 2017
Gabrielle Bluestone's picture of the lines outside the Convention Center capturing the love in this country for everything he stands for:
|Convention Center Entrance, Gaylord National Resort|
Maybe it's just the thrill of getting away with one more thing that inclines Our President to produce unforced balderdash on a regular basis. Why else would he be inclined to mention what might or might not be going on outside the Convention Center, aside from the implication that what was going on outside would be suppressed: "I tell you that because you won't read about it, okay?"
What he described was never going to be reported as happening, because, quite evidently, it didn't happen, and things that didn't happen are often passed over without comment even in the best of journals. And still,and yet, a significant number of Trump's followers will go away from the incident with the impression that the people who print what we read are holding back something good about Trump again.