CLEVELAND- Conservative talk radio host Laura Ingraham bounded onstage Thursday night to urge everyone to vote for Donald Trump. She also did a big ol’ straight-armed wave that, as everyone on the internet pointed out, looked like she was saying an enthused, “Hi” to Hitler. She’s electing not to address that second thing this morning. Probably wise!
Ingraham wants everybody to vote for Donald Trump, no matter how they feel about him: “We should all — even you boys with wounded feelings and bruised egos — we love you, but you must honor your pledge to support Donald Trump now,” she told the crowd. “Tonight.”
She closed her remarks by doing... that. That thing you see above. She quickly corrected it and bent her arm, but the optics were not great.
This morning, Ingraham accepted congratulations from her fanbase, whoever they are, bashed Ted Cruz a bit for not liking Donald more, and generally pretended like she did not do that thing she did.
This election is a study in how far you can take disturbing absurdities before they stop being funny.