WASHINGTON (AP) – Donald Trump joked about riding a mechanical bull at a rally in Texas Thursday – but seemed a little confused by the concept.
“I read about this place,” Trump told a crowd at Gilley’s Dallas South Side Ballroom. “Where’s that horse?”
Trump appeared to be referring to the venue’s mechanical bull. The original Gilley’s and its bull were featured prominently in the 1980 movie “Urban Cowboy.”
Trump predicted his ride would be a smash in the news.
“Hey, you want to hit the papers tomorrow? Let’s get that horse. I’ll ride that horse,” said Trump. “The problem is, even if I make it, they’ll say I fell off the horse and it was terrible.”
Trump was also inspired by a protester’s cowboy hat and suggested selling a “Make America Great Again” version.