Every few days Donald Trump just tweets the words “LAW & ORDER,” with no context, as if it had any real political meaning. These tweets are usually met with derision, both because Trump is a criminal who has shown no respect for law and order since he took office, and because Trump doesn’t appear to know that he’s repeatedly yelling the name of a TV show.
During his speech today, Joe Biden harped on the fact that Donald Trump, who keeps stoking racial violence in this country, is the last person who should be talking about law and order. But it was Princess Bride star Cary Elwes who brought down the house tonight when he threw a famous line from his own movie at Trump: “You keep using those words. I do not think they mean what you think they mean.”
You can’t get much more perfect than that. Some observers will surely point out that it was actually Cary Elwes’ co-star Mandy Patinkin who spoke the movie line in question. As it turns out, Patinkin also wants you to vote Trump out. He recently urged young and healthy people to volunteer to work at polling places on election day, through a group called Power The Polls.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report