President Donald Trump has such an apparently fragile ego that he needs to take to Twitter to reassure himself of how great he is nearly every day. Saturday, he did just that, yet again, in addition to posting an endorsement of Minnesota Republican Congressional candidate Dave Hughes, who’s running against incumbent Democrat Collin Peterson in November.
Peterson’s seat is rated as “likely Democratic” by the Cook Political Report, for the record, joining seven other currently Dem-held seats — and three likely soon to be formerly Republican ones.
Turning to his own performance in office Saturday morning, Trump began by quoting Fox News’ Lou Dobbs — who the president has in the past been reported to be so supportive of that he speaker-phoned him into White House meetings.
The president offered Dobbs’ quote:
‘To this point, President Trump’s achievements are unprecedented.’
It’s a feel good ego boost for the president that means absolutely nothing substantive whatsoever.
‘We are breaking all Jobs and Economic Records but, importantly, our Country has TREMENDOUS FUTURE POTENTIAL. We have just begun!’
There’s a clear eye to future elections in that tweet, with Trump building on past assertions that if he’s impeached, the country will fall into financial chaos — and, according to his lawyer Rudy Giuliani, actual street level violence and chaos too.
In reality, some of the president’s favorite positive economic indicators don’t reveal him to be some kind of messiah (surprise surprise). The 4.1 percent growth rate in the second quarter of 2018 is unsustainable according to interests like the Congressional Budget Office and was boosted by interests trying to get some trade in before tariffs, and other measures, like unemployment, have been improving since Barack Obama was in office.
In other words, Trump offered yet another round of half baked lies Saturday morning.
Check out Twitter’s response below.
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