Donald Trump has to brag about himself because if he didn’t do it, who would. The first rule to bluffing is to fake it until you make it. You may not have been dealt the best hand intellectually or genetically, but if you pretend that you’re a successful playboy, you will, in fact manifest that reality for yourself. Now for Trump, that probably sounds like a compliment, but you and I know better.
On Monday, Trump held yet another coronavirus press conference in which he gave himself a 10 out of 10 rating for his handling of the pandemic. Thousands of Americans have been infected in a matter of a few weeks, yet the president promises that we shouldn’t be alarmed, and that everything is under control.
Scientists think differently, however, and Americans are officially in panic mode when they leave their homes. The use Purel religiously and they wipe down anything they’ll be touching. Trump is basically fooling only the dumbest in the nation.
Trump gives himself a 10 out of 10 for his Coronavirus response.
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) March 16, 2020
“I think we’ve done a great job, and it started with the fact that we kept a very highly-infected country, despite all of the, even the professionals saying it’s too early to do that. We were very, very early with respect to China and we would have a whole different situation in this country if we didn’t do that.”
“I would rate ourselves and the professionals, I think the professionals have done a fantastic job.”
Check out the video below:
STOP. LETTING. HIM. TALK/RIFF every time he speaks the markets plunge
I’m not an economist – it’s not a leap to say the markets are reacting to Trump’s inability to ducking tell the truth.
10??? OUT OF 10???
Are you high?
Are you drunk?
Or are you insane?pic.twitter.com/qwfq98oor5
— File411 (@File411) March 16, 2020
“We really took over an obsolete system or put it, maybe, in a different way, a system that wasn’t prepared to do anything like this. We took the system, we worked with the system we had, and we broke down the system purposefully.”
People responding to the video above were astonished that the president could lie straight through his teeth like that when American lives are on the line. Check out what people are saying below: