(CNN)President Donald Trump kicked off a week of campaigning in advance of the midterm election on Wednesday night in Duluth, Minnesota, delivering his now-trademark stream of consciousness speech to an adoring crowd.
The 46 most staggering lines from Donald Trump's Minnesota speech
I went through the speech and picked out the most memorable lines. They're below.
1. "I hate to bring this up. But we came this close to winning the state of Minnesota. And in two and a half years, it's going to be really easy, I think."
You didn't vote for me before. That was bad! But you will vote for me the next time you get a chance! (Also: He didn't "hate" to bring it up.)
2. "You know, the whole thing, going up the trees and down the trees. Number one in the world for four or five years."
Trump is referring here to Rep. Sean Duffy, the reality-star-turned-lumberjack-turned-congressman from Wisconsin. And, yes, Duffy won the speed-climbing championship at the Lumberjack World Championships. Twice.
3. "We are going to win so much, win, win, win."
It's a win-win situation. Wait, no. It's a win-win-win situation, which is even better. One "win" better, to be exact.
4. "The people of Minnesota cannot stand winning so much. Please, can we take it easy? And I said no, we will keep winning, winning, winning."
Sorry, Minnesota. You are going to have to keep winning. You have no choice. So, suck it up and just keep winning.
5. "Those very dishonest people back there, the fake news, very dishonest. They would have said, he is exaggerating. These are very dishonest people."
Trump's usual attack on the media was punctuated here by chants of "CNN sucks." From grown men and women.
6. "He will turn that country into a great successful country."
Donald Trump on Kim Jong Un. Yes, really.
7. "And the fact that we do get along means we are safe, and I'm not saying that things can happen, things go wrong and mistakes are made, relationships get broken."
So ... we are safe or no? I'd love some clarification here.
8. "But right now, you are so safe."
9. "Now we can have something where everyone is going to live in peace for a long period of time and there will be denuclearization."
To be clear: The agreement signed by Trump and Kim did nothing of the sort. It suggested that denuclearization was the goal but offered no hard timeline on which it might happen.
10. "Really helped us a lot, and he's a friend of mine. He's a friend of mine."
Trump's emphasis on his friendship with Chinese president Xi Jinping is noteworthy -- only in that he keeps bringing it up in speech after speech. Trump governs by friendship -- be nice to him, he will be nice to you. It's a very simple way of looking at the world -- and foreign leaders know that.
11. "So you should be very proud of yourselves for what took place because that was very close to war for many years."
Good job everyone. [handshakes, high fives]
12. "Hispanic American unemployment has reached its lowest level ever recorded the history of our country. And remember, I'd go into big stadiums like this that were packed?"
Unedited. He said these two sentences back to back. Why? I have no idea.
13. "And by the way, you're very good at real estate. Did you see the thousands and thousands of people outside?"
I spent some time -- more than I would like to admit -- trying to figure out the connection between Minnesotans being good at real estate and there being lots of people waiting to get into the building to see Trump. I came up empty.
14. " And I usually go home and my wife would say, 'How was the crowd?' Although honestly, when you have many thousands of people like we have tonight -- you know, I was at an event three weeks ago where a person from The New York Times said, "There was only a thousand people."
God bless the person who has to transcribe this. I mean: Word salad.
15. "And we all have ego, but I don't want to show my face."
[nods head, strokes beard]
16. "I want to show the crowds. It's much prettier. Because you people are incredible. Unemployment among women has reached the lowest level, as of today, in 65 years."
Again, unedited. This is how his mind works: Crowds → pretty → unemployment → low.
17. "But I'll tell you, to keep this incredible momentum, I think maybe the most successful that the country has ever had."
The most successful momentum ever? How would one measure that?
18. "And the greatest phrase, I think, in the history of politics is on all of those red and white hats that I see out there: 'Make America Great Again.'"
Modesty has never been a Trump strong suit.
19. "So the Democrats want open borders. Let everybody come in. Let everybody pour in. We don't care. Let them come in from the Middle East; let them come in from all over the place."
If this isn't fear-mongering -- "Let them come in from the Middle East" -- I'm not sure what is.
20. "Democrats put illegal immigrants before they put American citizens. What the hell is going on?"
Sentences like this -- while factually incorrect -- are at the core of Trump's appeal. Other people want to make nice with foreigners and bow to leaders of other countries. Only I care about you and am fighting for you.
21. "Oh, we have a single protester. There we go. Goodbye, darling. Goodbye, darling."
The protester in question was a male. If you think it's an accident that Trump referred to him as "darling," you haven't been paying attention for the last three years.
22. "Remember the original speech -- right? My original speech. They are sending -- you remember those words? Everyone said, 'Oh, how terrible.' They are sending -- well, let me tell you, they're sending -- and they're not sending their finest. That I can tell you."
In the wake of Trump's announcement speech back in June 2015, he and his aides tried to play down the idea that he had said Mexico was purposely sending criminals and rapists to the US. Three years later, as President, he is not only admitting he meant what he said but he is taking credit for saying it.
23. "Was that a man or a woman? Because he needs a haircut more than I do. It's true. I couldn't tell. Needs a haircut."
Again, Trump heckles a protester. And, again, if you think the reference to Trump not being able to tell if it's a man or a woman because the guy had long hair is an accident, you haven't been paying enough attention.
24. "We will have the greatest borders, the greatest walls."
Real quote from the President of the United States.
25. "We're building it. We're building the wall. That wall is happening."
[narrator voice] It might not be.
26. "And we'll do it carefully. And maybe, if it doesn't pass muster, we won't do it all. But it is going to happen, I will tell you. It's going to happen. And it's happening fast."
a) We'll do it carefully
b) We may not do it if it doesn't pass muster
c) We are going to do it
d) I am telling you it is going to happen
(The "it" here is restoring mineral exploration in the Superior National Forest.)
27. "In 500 days, we've cut more regulations than any President in the history of our country, whether it's four years, eight years, or in one year -- in one case, 16 years."
So, two things:
2) No one has ever been president for 16 years. Yet...
28. "We were going in for a routine repeal and replace, and he went thumbs down. Not nice. That was not nice."
This story about how Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) voted against the attempt to repeal and replace Obamacare earlier this year is now a standard element of his campaign speech. Trump hasn't seen fit to adjust the story -- which pain