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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Rick Perry can’t avoid an “oops” moment even when he’s asked directly if his campaign is dead.

In a Thursday afternoon appearance on Fox News, Perry was asked about Donald Trump’s claim, spoken at a press conference the same day, that Perry was dropping out of the race.

“You know, a broken clock is right once a day,” Perry said through some mild laughter. “So, you know, the bottom line is I’m still here, and I’m still working.”

The host Gretchen Carlson failed to point out to Perry that the expression is actually “a broken clock is right twice a day.” But more than that, according to the actual logic of the saying — since Perry thinks Trump is completely wrong politically (i.e. “a broken clock”) — Perry would be conceding that Trump is right this time, and that he (Perry) is indeed dropping out of the race.

In fact, Perry has been unable to pay his campaign staff, and in the last few days he lost his team in New Hampshire.

Trump’s complete comments on Perry, spoken at a press conference Thursday, during which he also announced that he’d signed the Republican loyalty pledge to not run as an independent, were: “You know one of the things that I’m most honored about is that so far, everybody that’s attacked me has gone down the tubes… You have Perry attacked me [sic], now he’s getting out of the race. He was at four or five percent — now he’s getting out of the race, he was at zero.”

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  • Urbane_Gorilla

    I guess Rick can’t even get that quote right. Every clock in my house would be right twice a day if it was broken. AM and PM… Thank God he’s losing this race. What a dummy.

  • plc97477

    According to rick, if he were a broken clock, he would be right one more time a day than he is.

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  • Looner

    I can’t stand the totally illiterate way in which Trump speaks. Does this bother anyone else? Is he doing it intentionally?

  • Daniel G

    He’s using Ted Cruz Canadian time again. DOOHHHPPP!

  • idamag

    Hmmm, what is the criteria for becoming governor in the great state of Texas? How about the governor who became president. “If you teach a child to read, he or her will be able to pass the literacy test.”

    • plc97477

      I would say it is obvious that the education system in texass is beyond repair.

  • idamag

    Wendy Bender is a new name for the old scam that is making its rounds. If no one falls for the scam we won’t have any. Let’s show them that the people, on the National Memo is smarter than that.