Trump went to Ohio to give a speech on infrastructure (at least that’s what it said on his cue card) but instead talked about the usual cycle of things that interest him whether or not they interest anyone else.

President Donald Trump used what was billed as an infrastructure event on Thursday to instead deliver a politically tinged address that veered from foreign policy to Republicans’ prospects in upcoming elections to the reboot of Roseanne Barr’s sitcom.

Oh yes, a resurrected sitcom, that’s certainly at the core of infrastructure.

Trump’s speech was billed as a pivot to infrastructure to tout the economic benefits of his proposals to help rebuild and repair America’s ailing system. But the remarks focused little on their stated purpose, and appeared more similar to a Trump campaign event than an official White House policy roll out.

No comment made that clearer than when Trump lauded Roseanne Barr for the successful reboot of her sitcom. Trump applauded the new show Wednesday in a phone call to Barr, who plays a Trump supporter and is also one in real life.

“Look at Roseanne — look at her ratings,” Trump, a man who has long been obsessed with ratings, told the crowd. “They were unbelievable. Over 18 million people. And it was about us.”

Isn’t everything?

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