President Trump continues to show signs of not handling the presidency mentally well. During his campaign rally in Florida, Trump compared himself to Abe Lincoln and quoted Thomas Jefferson to suggest that all newspapers are fake news.
Trump said, “The dishonest media, which has published one false story after another, with no sources even though they pretend they have them. They make them up in many cases. They just don’t want to report the truth…Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson, and Abraham Lincoln, and many of our greatest presidents fought with the media and called them out oftentimes on their lies. When the media lies to people, I will never ever let them get away with it.”
The President continued, “In fact, Thomas Jefferson said nothing can be believed which is seen in a newspaper. Truth itself, he said, becomes suspicious when put into that polluted vehicle.”
The rally itself was intended to boost Trump’s fragile ego, and keep his base rallied around him. The President rolled off a greatest hits package of his most recent falsehoods and misstatements. His attack on the media is nothing more than an attempt to discredit the journalists who are reporting the facts about him and his administrations.
With his approval ratings at record lows, Trump had the nerve to compare himself to Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln. Trump’s greatness is firmly residing in his own mind.
The rally combined with the press conference combines to paint a picture of a president who has only been on the job for a month but yet his mental state appears more and more questionable by the day.
President Trump is living in his own fantasy world, and he is at war with anyone who dares to intrude on his dream with reality.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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