President Donald Trump pulled out a Southern accent to talk about Alabama Senate candidate Luther Strange during Friday's meeting.
The president trotted out some of his standard crowd pleasers including blasting former rival Hillary Clinton, leading to a chant of "lock her up." Trump told the audience they'd have to talk to Attorney General Jeff Sessions about that. It's unclear if Trump has asked his AG that same question as his boss.
Trump also told the audience that 17 million people sought shelter after the hurricane. Alabama's total population is just over 4 million people. Trump even took a moment to bash John McCain, saying that the Arizona senator campaigned on "repeal and replace" like other Republicans and should be voting for the GOP bill.
Even Trump's own voters are still undecided or are leaning against Strange, according to a Ben Jacobs tweet outside of the rally.
Just talked to an attendee outside the Trump/Strange rally who said of Strange, "he's an idiot." She is undecided.— Ben Jacobs (@Ben Jacobs)1506119905.0
Still, the internet found many of his comments absolutely absurd or irrational. Here are their own jokes and observations of Trump:
@cnni He has failed in his legislative agenda. Peddling his LIES in Alabama.— iba godel (@iba godel)1506126904.0
WTF is Trump talking Bout at this Alabama town hall? He is rambling!— Erica Mychelle (@Erica Mychelle)1506126898.0
@adamcbest On second (amendment) thought, maybe it wouldn't be a bad idea if the people of Alabama DID hand over their rifles.— Steve MacDonald (@Steve MacDonald)1506126895.0
BREAKING NEWS: in a confused move Trump leads off his #Alabama speech with a demand that it produce it's birth certificate. #dotard— Pete Checchia (@Pete Checchia)1506126889.0
@dumptrump33 @IvankaTrump Does he even have a clue where Alabama is?— CocoChanellyn (@CocoChanellyn)1506126887.0
Trump said he thought about moving to Alabama. He and Sessions are welcome to begin their forthcoming sentence in #Huntsville #Madison jail.— Beverly (@Beverly)1506126883.0
Is Trump speaking intermittently with a southern accent? #Alabama #LutherStrange— Staci (@Staci)1506126879.0
They're chanting "lock her up." Trump says "you got to talk to Jeff Sessions about that." Yes the date on this tweet is correct— Alex Seitz-Wald (@Alex Seitz-Wald)1506126161.0
Trump just said at his rally that 17 million people went to Alabama for shelter after recent storms. 17m into a sta… https://t.co/T0Ma8NLif0— Jim Dalrymple II (@Jim Dalrymple II)1506125875.0
@Stonekettle What do you expect, he’s in Alabama his element of hate,racism and ignorance. The coward is right at… https://t.co/QR4WlR2s9u— Howard (@Howard)1506126864.0
Trump’s fake southern accent is the worst— Heath Brown (@Heath Brown)1506126282.0
Remember when Hillary Clinton got mocked by FOX News for speaking in a southern accent? Trump is doing that right now.— Richard W. (@Richard W.)1506126289.0
Trump is now talking with an accent. The people in attendance are laughing, not realizing he is making fun of Southern people.— Clay Renfroe (@Clay Renfroe)1506126390.0
Trump doing southern accent. So, this is happening.— Chris Cillizza (@Chris Cillizza)1506126270.0
Trust me, at some point in the next day or so Trump will call McCain “McCancer.”— Harold Itzkowitz (@Harold Itzkowitz)1506127771.0
Trump: "I feel like I'm from Alabama, frankly" Uh......— Jessica Taylor (@Jessica Taylor)1506127792.0
Trump: “Isnt it weird when a guy who lives on 5th Ave in the most beautiful apartment you’ve ever seen comes to Alabama & Alabama loves him”— Alexandra Jaffe (@Alexandra Jaffe)1506127810.0
Bit of a backhanded compliment...but it got cheers https://t.co/aOi5abA1R4— Alexandra Jaffe (@Alexandra Jaffe)1506127881.0
I thought this was a joke. This CANT be real. https://t.co/oi5t9FDlPU— 🔥Double Dee👠👠 (@🔥Double Dee👠👠)1506127823.0