"I thought it would be easier" is really not what you're hoping to hear from the guy you just hired for the most important job in the world.
— McKay Coppins (@mckaycoppins) April 28, 2017
It's not even what you're hoping to hear from the contractor you hired to fix your driveway. https://t.co/zMVpDawrii
— Michael T. Rose (@MikeTRose) April 28, 2017
Lazy weekend morning, time for the BJ hive mind to ‘enjoy’ the full panoply of this week’s Worst Interview(s) Ever…
— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) April 28, 2017
… More than five months after his victory and two days shy of the 100-day mark of his presidency, the election is still on Trump’s mind. Midway through a discussion about Chinese President Xi Jinping, the president paused to hand out copies of what he said were the latest figures from the 2016 electoral map.
“Here, you can take that, that’s the final map of the numbers,” the Republican president said from his desk in the Oval Office, handing out maps of the United States with areas he won marked in red. “It’s pretty good, right? The red is obviously us.”
He had copies for each of the three Reuters reporters in the room…
He frequently turns to outside friends and former business colleagues for advice and positive reinforcement. Senior aides say they are resigned to it.
The president has been at loggerheads with many news organizations since his election campaign and decided not to attend the White House Correspondents’ Dinner in Washington on Saturday because he felt he had been treated unfairly by the media.
“I would come next year, absolutely,” Trump said when asked whether he would attend in the future…
He thought being commander in chief of the US armed forces and the chief exec of the USA would be easier than being a pampered billionaire? https://t.co/NsRjWuIhmn
— Tom Nichols (@RadioFreeTom) April 28, 2017
1 Thought the press would start loving me
2 Thought it would be easier
3 Life comes at you fast
4 Life is hard, especially when your stupid
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) April 28, 2017
That he keeps maps of the election results on his desk is more amazing than that he thought the job would be easier. https://t.co/mmlbV9aBKl
— Philip Bump (@pbump) April 28, 2017
I assume staff keep those around to distract him when he’s angry. Like keeping crackers in the diaper bag in case your toddlers need them https://t.co/wtxgfP1Xqf
— Dana Houle (@DanaHoule) April 28, 2017
And it gets… “better”!…
Trump tells Reuters: I want to see peace with Israel & Palestinians. There is no reason there's not peace between them – none whatsoever
— Barak Ravid (@BarakRavid) April 28, 2017
I told someone the other day that I've reached a point where nothing Trump could say would shock me.
I was wrong https://t.co/cdOGBYWljO
— Michael Cohen (@speechboy71) April 28, 2017