In Topeka, Trump’s funniest line: Laura Kelly is a far-left radical



October 10, 2018 - 8:52 AM

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Laura Kelly is congratulated by supporters moments after she won the Democratic primary for the Nov. 6 general election. Travis Heying/Wichita Eagle/TNS

The crowd at President Donald Trump’s rally in Topeka on Saturday night laughed at nearly everything the president had to say, taking special pleasure in his insults of Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren — “Hey, maybe I’m an Indian, and I’m going to do very well” — and “Sleepy” Joe Biden — “Obama took him off the trash heap” — and “Da Nang Dick” Blumenthal, the senator whose dishonesty about serving in Vietnam the president called “the worst in the history of the country, if you look at it.”

The funniest line in this litany of disparagements from the Don Rickles of presidents, though, was when he called Kansas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Laura Kelly the “far-left opponent” of Republican Kris Kobach, and a sworn enemy of the Second Amendment.

Funny, of course, because the knock on her has always been that she’s so unrelievedly moderate. She has quite a pro-gun record in the eyes of her fellow Democrats, and among other people who have ever heard of her.

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