In Trump’s world, everything is getting along just fine. He’s pushed concerns of law and decency off to the sides, along with the concerns of untold numbers of people in the United States who he’s supposed to be working for.
In so doing, he has continuously dismissed the press as illegitimate, even though there remain no major documented instances of any mainstream media organizations purposefully pushing any false stories about him.
They make mistakes, sure, but when they make their rare mistakes, they’re always quick to correct them — unlike the president.
In the president’s world, he can do no wrong, so it was not surprising on Wednesday when he made the stomach churning “joke” that the members of the media are the ones who need prayer and not him. Trump making such comments is deeply ironic, since it’s not as though he is a model of perfect upstanding behavior.
In perhaps the most infamous case, Trump was caught on tape bragging about his supposed freedom to commit sexual assault because of his social standing. That tape was leaked to the public just a short time before the 2016 presidential election, but it was not enough to sink his candidacy.
In addition, it’s not as though the president is the model of truthfulness that he has made himself out to be. He lies repeatedly and consistently — he’s lied to the American public about items ranging from his personal finances to what’s supposedly happened between him and television hosts that he has feuds with.
He seemingly completely fabricated a story that MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski had come to him and begged to spend New Year’s Eve with him while “bleeding badly from a face-lift.”
Soon after those wild tweets, the president took to Twitter to call Brzezinski “dumb as a rock” and her co-host on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, former Congressman Joe Scarborough, “crazy.”
All of Trump’s lies are in addition to the hatred that he literally built his rise to power on.
What kind of person can find it in themselves, while spending their time spewing nonsense and hatred, to claim that they are morally in the right and it’s some other interest that needs prayer?
That’s exactly what Trump did this Wednesday.
Speaking to reporters before a Cabinet meeting, Trump announced that he would be having Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson pray to begin the meeting.
He indicated to reporters that they could stay for the prayer, saying:
‘You can stay if you want because you need the prayer more than I do, I think. You may be the only ones.’
Turning his attention to Carson and speaking of the media, President Trump commented:
‘Maybe a good solid prayer and they’ll be honest, Ben, is that possible?’
Again, Trump’s implication that the mainstream media is continually and willfully deceitful is false.
Check out the video of Trump’s remarks below.
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) December 20, 2017
Carson’s prayer was rather toxic, to say the least, chock full of rhetoric about how great the president and Trump’s Cabinet members supposedly are and how supposedly wretched those are who would dare oppose the president’s agenda.
Wednesday marked the first major legislative victory for the Trump Administration since he took office, with both Houses of Congress now having passed a controversial tax reform package.
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