Trump: ‘Do I Stay on Top of the Boat and Get Electrocuted or Do I Jump over by the Shark and Not Get Electrocuted?’

Transcript of his infamous sharks and batteries rant

Donald Trump, convicted felon, at a MAGA rally: “Beautiful company, beautiful. Guy’s been doing it for 50 years, sells hundreds of boats. They use Mercury engines. They want to take that out, they want to make it all-electric. I asked, ‘How is it?’

“He said, ‘It’s a problem, sir, they want us to make all electric boats. The problem is, the boat is so heavy, it can’t float.’ (Remember, one of the “tells” that Trump is lying is he’ll say someone else called him “sir.”)

“I said, ‘That sounds like a problem.’

“He said, ‘Also it can’t go fast because of the weight, and they want to now have a 50-mile or 70-mile radius. You have to go out 70 miles before you can really start the boat up, and you go out at two knots. That’s essentially almost like two miles an hour.’

“I said, ‘How long does it take you to get out there?’

“He said, ‘Many hours, and then you’re allowed to go around for ten minutes, and then you have to come back, because the battery only lasts a very short period of time.’

“So I said, ‘let me ask you a question,’ and he said, ‘Nobody has ever asked this question.’ And it must because of MIT, my relationship to MIT. ‘Very smart,’ he goes. (His brother John taught at MIT.)

“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 under water, 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? Lotta shark attacks — 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, 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.”


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