President-elect Donald Trump held his latest “thank you” rally in Wisconsin on Tuesday night, where he broke from his script and regaled the audience with a tale of how he celebrated election night.
Trump explained that at the beginning of the night, because of the exit polls, it looked like he was going to lose the election. Trump said that he was shocked by this because of some events that had happened in the days leading up to the election.
One was the massive rallies he had held, and another was the fact that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had canceled her fireworks before Election Day.
“She had this massive convention center with a big fireworks display, and they were paying about $7 million for the fireworks,” he said. “I got a good sign when four days before the end … they just canceled the fireworks.”
Trump said that he took that as a good sign because he thought it meant the Clinton team thought they were going to lose. What Trump did next left the audience in stitches.
“I wanted to be a wise guy, so I offered them five cents on the dollar for their fireworks,” he said as the crowd cheered wildly. “We never heard back.”