During the rally in Tulsa, Trump jokes. (Read the following with your best internal Trump voice)
“I know some of you, maybe many of you. Many many. Maybe, I know, many of you will get COVID. The Chinese Flu, I call it. I call it the Chi-Neez flu. I know many many of you will get it because you are here with me today. All crowded in. And boy, do I love to see the crowd. All crowded in together.
Please, though, don’t die before November 3rd, alright? I need you to vote. Not that I need you, really, I’ll win anyway. But it would be nice if you lived long enough to vote.”
Over the next 30 minutes the penny drops. Thousands of pennies drop. The crown starts to leave, then streams out, like Minnesotans to their cars halfway through a Twins game during a bad season.
And from there on it, Trump, all of it, dwindles away.
The penny drops idiom
—used to say that someone finally understands something after not understanding it for a time.
I had to explain it to him three times, but finally the penny dropped.