Of all the things it’s been consistently hardest to grasp about Donald Trump’s mental state, perhaps the thing that baffles Americans the most is that the President seems to have no concept of what he should be proud of. On the one hand, the good things that he’s presided over have largely been due to a continuation of trends and policies from the Obama era — stock market numbers have been steadily increasing for years; America has seen 105 months of consecutive job growth, 75 percent of which happened before Trump was elected — and the bad things that have happened, he refuses to acknowledge are anything other than someone else’s fault.
But Friday morning, Trump said something so ridiculous it could hardly be believed.
In an angry rant about Robert Mueller, Democrats, the ousting of Alex Acosta as Labor Secretary, and of course “NO COLLUSION, NO OBSTRUCTION” — in which he continuously shouted down reporters, giving a lengthy tirade instead of answers to their questions — Trump bizarrely touted the fact that he’s made friends with dictators the world over.
After boasting about how well he’s “taken it” from Democrats, the public, and special counsel investigators for the last two and a half years, Trump trash-talked his Democratic opponents in the upcoming 2020 presidential election, then attempted to recite a litany of things that the gathered reporters should be amazed by instead of continuing to question and criticize him, culminating in a brag about how happy North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un was to see him:
China and Russia and, try, North Korea, where I have a relationship. You don’t have them testing nuclear anymore. Wait, wait. You have a man that was so happy to see me. That’s a good thing, not a bad thing. You have a man that doesn’t smile a lot, but when he saw me, he smiled, he was happy. You have a man that, when I came into office, all he was doing before, under Obama, was testing nuclear weapons and blowing up mountains, and now he’s not doing it.”
Watch the spectacle here:
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