Axios’ morning email thingie gives us choice excerpts from Hair Führer’s unhinged presser yesterday:
Choice cuts from yesterday’s East Room presser (1 hour, 18 minutes — 12:55 p.m. to 2:13 p.m. — transcript runs 14,300 words):
“I turn on the TV, open the newspapers, and I see stories of chaos. Chaos! Yet, it is the exact opposite. This administration is running like a fine-tuned machine, despite the fact that I can’t get my Cabinet approved, and they’re outstanding people.”
“There’s zero chaos. We are running — this is a fine-tuned machine. And [White House Chief of Staff] Reince [Priebus] happens to be doing a good job. But half of his job is putting out lies by the press. I said to him yesterday: This whole Russia scam that you guys are building so that you don’t talk about the real subject, which is illegal leaks. But I watched him yesterday working so hard to try and get that story proper.”
“[T]he leaks are absolutely real. The news is fake, because so much of the news is fake.”
“I watched this morning a couple of the networks, and I have to say ‘Fox & Friends’ in the morning, they’re very honorable people. They’re very — not because they’re good, because they hit me also when I do something wrong. But they have the most honest morning show. That’s all I can say. It’s the most honest.”
When Jon Sopel identifies himself as being from the BBC: “OK. Here’s another beauty.”
To April Ryan, an African American and longtime White House correspondent for American Urban Radio Networks, when she asks if he’s going to include the Congressional Black Caucus and Congressional Hispanic Caucus in conversations on his urban agenda: “I tell you what: Do you want to set up the meeting? Do you want to set up the meeting? … Are they friends of yours? … No, go ahead, set up the meeting.”
“I am having a good time. Tomorrow they will say, ‘Donald Trump rants and raves at the press.’ I’m not ranting and raving. I’m just telling you, you’re dishonest people. But — but I’m not ranting and raving. I love this. I’m having a good time doing it. But tomorrow the headlines are going to be: ‘Donald Trump Rants and Raves.’ I’m not ranting and raving.”
“Now, tomorrow you’ll say, ‘Donald Trump wants to get along with Russia, this is terrible.’ It’s not terrible — it’s good.”
“Nobody mentions that Hillary received the questions to the debates. Can you imagine — seriously, can you imagine if I received the questions? It would be the electric chair, OK? ‘He should be put in the electric chair.’ You would even call for the reinstitution of the death penalty, OK?”
“I will say that I never get phone calls from the media. How do they write a story like that in The Wall Street Journal without asking me? Or how do they write a story in The New York Times, put it on front page? That was like that story they wrote about the women and me — front page. Big massive story. And it was nasty.”
Trump truly believes (Bigly) that he has had the best start (Belive me!) to a presidency in history, and no one around would ever disagree to his face.
He’s nuts, of course, and all the Republicans are enabling him.