President Trump’s masterful press conference during today’s Cabinet meeting should be required viewing (without left-wing media commentary) by all US citizens, especially those who claim the president is out of touch or out of control.
He answered a full range of questions calmly and completely — ranging from the attempted palace coup by Mitt Romney to the timeline for the Syrian withdrawal and of course the failure of the Democrats to do their constitutional duty and defend the US border.
Some of the highlights as the president tried to educate the assembled reporters about the difference between Fake News and the real thing:
–On the Wall funding and the government shutdown: “This is national security we’re talking about, just like we talked about the military, just like we’re talking about Syria or Afghanistan or all these different places. I mean, we spend in Afghanistan more in one month than what we’re talking about for the wall.”
–On European criticism of his foreign policy: “I shouldn’t be popular in Europe. I want Europe to pay. I don’t care about Europe. I’m not elected by Europeans, I’m elected by American taxpayers, frankly. If I were popular in Europe, I wouldn’t be doing my job.”
–On Fake News reporting that Trump planned to pull the troops out of Syria immediately and then changed his mind because of the goading of some mythical “adult in the room”: We’re getting out and we’re getting out smart. I never said I’m getting out tomorrow.”
–On Romney’s despicable op-Ed in the Washington Post, the president responded with wit and restraint: “I will say this, if he fought really hard against President Obama like he does against me, he would have won the election. If he fought the way he fights me, I’m telling you, he would have won the election.” LOL. Sad but true!
There was a lot more. The president was sharp, judicious and authoritative. Of course, that didn’t go over well with the left wing media, so they immediately starting savaging him. Different Day Same Shit.