By listening to the cronies over at CNN, you might believe that Donald Trump is finally getting serious and ditching the jabs an insults for a more believable general election campaign.

I mean, just notice how many telepromptered speeches the man has begun to give, ditching his off-the-cuff talking style which has gotten him in so much trouble in favor of well-rehearsed and robotic parroting of words written by his campaign (and his daughter).

And yet, when the Donald gave a policy speech focused on trade deals and the American economy on Tuesday, he did so in front of what appears to be a giant pile of trash.

I mean, look at it, that’s definitely trash, right?

rs trump trashIt appears that a metal recycling plant set up shop directly behind the Trump podium, with large cubes of crushed aluminum cans and other metals serving as a dingy yet colorful backdrop.

It was the perfect physical manifestation of a Trump candidacy: actual trash.

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Sydney Robinson is a political writer for the Ring of Fire Network. She has also appeared in political news videos for Ring of Fire. Sydney has a degree in English Literature from the University of West Florida, and has an active interest in politics, social justice, and environmental issues. She would love to hear from you on Twitter @SydneyMkay or via email at srobinson@ringoffireradio.com