I’ve had to put up with the Fake News from the first day I announced that I would be running for President. Now I have to put up with a Fake Book, written by a totally discredited author. Ronald Reagan had the same problem and handled it well. So will I!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 7, 2018
Comrade Stupid does not seem to realize that Ronald Reagan is not the best compare/contrast to use.
Yes, the Dims questioned Saint Ronnie’s poor mental health in the ’80s, and there was good reason:
President Reagan fails to recognize his only black Cabinet member, Housing Secretary Samuel Pierce, at a White House reception for big-city mayors. “How are you, Mr. Mayor?” he greets Pierce. “I’m glad to meet you. How are things in your city?”
President Reagan takes time out from his summer vacation at his home in Santa Barbara, California – which is oddly called a “ranch” though no livestock or crops are raised there – to sign the largest budget and tax cuts in history into law. When his dog wanders by, a reporter asks its name. “Lassie,” the President replies, then corrects himself. “Millie!” he says. “Millie. Millie’s her name.” Everyone laughs and laughs.
Excerpt From: Paul Slansky. “The Clothes Have No Emperor.”
And yes, after he left office, he admitted that he suffered from Alzheimer’s Disease, which very likely started during his (first?) term in office. So, you know, THE DEMOCRATS WERE RIGHT ALL ALONG.
All that said, I’m going to give my pal Driftglass the last word:
In 35 years the GOP has gone from President Crook holding a press conference to insist that he is not a crook to President Moron holding a press conference to insist that he is not a moron.#stablegenius
— driftglass (@Mr_Electrico) January 6, 2018