White House briefings are a thing of the past and it’s probably a good thing. This administration has really only one spokesperson anyway. Donald Trump talks a lot but here’s the deal, what he says is making less and less sense. It’s like a scene out of Gran Torino where Clint Eastwood rants on his lawn. Only in this case, it’s the President of the United States.
Here’s one of the moments that got Trump the most riled up today. NBC’s Peter Alexander asked him a question he didn’t like and he ended up saying NBC would be out of business in the next six years and that they are “NBC has less credibility than CNN.”
Trump shits on @PeterAlexander. “This guy is the most biased reporter — NBC. You know, I made a lot of money for NBC with ‘The Apprentice,’ & I used to like ’em, but they are the most biased. Peter is such a biased — you should be able to ask the same question in a better way.” pic.twitter.com/jneWHgOAiZ— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) August 21, 2019
In one of the many self-serving moments, Trump insisted people who were shot in the recent El Paso and Dayton mass shootings, “loved me.”
My Q: You’ve been talking to the NRA but have you been talking to victims of mass shootings about what they want in terms of gun laws?— Yamiche Alcindor (@Yamiche) August 21, 2019
Pres Trump: I visited the shooting victims of Dayton & El Paso in the hospital. They loved me. The NYT didn’t write that.
(Another non answer.)
In another bizarre moment, he looked up to the sky and said: “I am the chosen one.”
He then tripled down on his anti-Semitic comments about Jewish people.
President Trump reiterates his statement that Jewish Americans who vote for Democrats are disloyal to Israel.— This Week (@ThisWeekABC) August 21, 2019
When asked by a reporter if this is an anti-Semitic comment, he tells a reporter, "No,no … it's only anti-Semitic in your head." https://t.co/s5XgPCmrVq pic.twitter.com/6qEKFbV57H
And when asked about the Danish Prime Minister he returned to a term he often uses for powerful women, calling her “nasty.”
Trump says that Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen's comment that his idea of buying Greenland is 'absurd' was "nasty" and a "very not nice way of saying something."— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) August 21, 2019
Via TicToc pic.twitter.com/gOZ7CAa21X