President Trump recited what became a tradition for him during his 2016 presidential election campaign, reading a poem called “The Snake” on Monday during remarks delivered at a campaign event in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire.
“The Snake – people love it, and I do it!” he commented, asking if he should recite the poem.
The crowd cheered that he should.
The poem tells the story of a “tender-hearted woman” who tries to take care of a “half frozen snake” that she finds alongside the road. In the end, the snake kills her with a vicious bite, illustrating the importance of not letting something into your home that could potentially kill you. In other words, the poem warns against trusting a snake.
Trump explained, “That’s happening on our border…What it’s saying basically is we’re taking in people in our country…people from all over the world.”
He also noted that the poem pertained to what was happening in Israel right now with the invasion of Hamas terrorists that has resulted in high causalities and the slaughter of men, women, and children.
One woman in the crowd apparently teared up as the president read the poem. The president stopped and looked at her, commenting gently, “Don’t cry – learn from this.”