Donald Trump’s Thursday press conference troubled many people, but it seems to have particularly struck a nerve with a Republican senator, according to CNN’s John King.
King explained that, during the hour-long press conference, he received a text message from an unnamed Republican senator who was complaining about the President’s behavior.
‘I got a text from a couple of Democrats during the thing, who of course are not inclined to like him. But I got a text from a Republican senator who said in this text, “He should do this with a therapist, not on live television.”‘
Considering the amount of time Trump spent ranting and raving during his press conference, it’s no wonder members of his own party are frustrated with him.
In addition to spending an inordinate amount of time criticizing the media, the president also cherry picked a poll that gives him a high approval rating. The Rasmussen poll that Trump cited does have him at a 55 percent approval rating. However, the ten other polls listed on Real Clear Politics have listed his approval rating as below 50 percent, with one poll — from Pew Research — giving him a mere 39 percent.
Trump also caused a lot of eyebrows to raise when he spoke about the United States becoming a “drug infested nation.” According Trump:
‘We’re becoming a drug infested nation. Drugs are becoming cheaper than candy bars.’
Drugs may be cheaper than the gold-leaf coated candy bars the President eats, but for the rest of the country, that argument made absolutely no sense. If only that statement was the worst of it.
Trump’s press conference was riddled with false and mostly-false statements, according to PolitiFact’s ongoing fact check of the event, and many of these claims were a lot more serious than a confusion about the cost of the average candy bar. From his lies about Hillary Clinton giving uranium to Russia to his claim that he has accomplished more at this point in his presidency than any other president in history — surprise, he hasn’t — the president proved for what feels like the millionth time that he has no qualms about telling blatant lies on camera.
The senator who texted King suggested that Trump work out his issues with a therapist instead of taking them out on the media. It would be great if that actually happened, but at this point, Trump is so wrapped up in his delusions that even he believes them.
Watch King discuss the text he received about Trump in the video below, available via YouTube.
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