Lynette Dufton
2 min readJun 11, 2024


What draws people to Trump rallies?

Last weekend, thousands sweltered in 100 degree Las Vegas heat to catch Donnie’s pearls of wisdom about SHARKS! The same topic that draws big cable TV ratings for Discovery Channel each summer (Shark Week! Starting July 7th with special guest host, wrestling superstar John Cena!) has something to do with electric trucks in Trump World.

Donnie claimed that if he were aboard an electric-powered boat, the battery would be so heavy it would cause the boat to sink. Only the man who gave the world bankrupted Trump University, Trump Airlines, and Trump Casinos could conceive of an electric boat that sinks immediately upon being launched. Only the man who “knows more about the military than the generals” could forget that submarines are electric-powered and float very nicely indeed.

Donnie related a discussion about the sinking electric boat problem with “a real mariner”. The following are his exact words:

“I say, ‘What would happen if the boat sank from its weight, and you’re in the boat, and you have this tremendously powerful battery, and the battery’s now underwater, and there’s a shark that’s approximately 10 yards over there?’

“By the way, a lot of shark attacks lately, do you notice that? Lot of sharks. I watched some guys justifying it today: ‘Well they weren’t really that angry, they bit off the young lady’s leg because of the fact that they were not hungry but they misunderstood who she was.’ These people are crazy. He said, ‘There’s no problem with sharks, they just didn’t really understand a young woman swimming.’ No, really got decimated, and other people, too, a lot of shark attacks.

“So I said, ‘There’s a shark 10 yards away from the boat, 10 yards, or here. Do I get electrocuted if the boat is sinking, water goes over the battery, the boat is sinking? Do I stay on top of the boat and get electrocuted, or do I jump over by the shark and not get electrocuted?’ Because I will tell you, he didn’t know the answer.

“He said, ‘You know, nobody’s ever asked me that question.’ I said, ‘I think it’s a good question. I think there’s a lot of electric current coming through that water.’ But you know what I’d do if there was a shark or you get electrocuted? I’ll take electrocution every single time. I’m not getting near the shark. So we’re going to end that, we’re going to end it for boats, we’re going to end it for trucks.”

Isn’t treasuring to know that Donnie will save us from choosing between being electrocuted or being eaten by a shark?

If you heard a guy relating this shark vs. electrocution story on the street, wouldn’t you immediately cross to the other side?

In 2016, Trump said outrageous things at his campaign rallies to be entertaining. In 2024, his tangents raise serious questions about his mental fitness.

By Ed Dufton



Lynette Dufton

These posts are written by my father, Ed Dufton, who has an incredible knack of condensing the day’s news into a witty and insightful commentary on society.