Pres Trump also said, "I would love to be able to bring back our country into a great form of unity. Without a major event where people pull together, that's hard to do. But I would like to do it without that major event because usually that major event is not a good thing." https://t.co/3oBK9JXyvv
— Yamiche Alcindor (@Yamiche) January 30, 2018
'I'd LOVE to have approval ratings in the 80s,
I'd LIKE to not need another 9/11 to get there.' https://t.co/0zytXHmxdn
— Zeddy (@Zeddary) January 31, 2018
haha he 100 percent hopes a 9/11 happens soon https://t.co/aCu7MdI5sX
— slackbot (@pareene) January 30, 2018
NBC released this before last night’s stunt show:
Donald Trump is telling friends and aides in private that things are going great — for him.
Some reasons: He’s decided that a key witness in the Russia probe, Paul Manafort, isn’t going to “flip” and sell him out, friends and aides say. He believes Robert Mueller, who heads the investigation, can be crushed, if necessary, without being fired. Sweeping tax and regulatory cuts will juice the economy and get him re-elected in 2020, he is predicting. He thinks he’s learned how to handle the dysfunction of Congress. And he’s even come to like the White House, the bad plumbing and drafty halls notwithstanding. “I love this place!” he told one friend.
In other words, as he prepares to deliver his first State of the Union address on Tuesday night, the president is very pleased to report that the State of Donald Trump himself is nothing short of fantastic.
“He called to congratulate me on how brilliant and prescient I was to tell him to run for president,” said one friend, who asked not to be identified, laughing at the thought. “What he was really doing was flattering himself by flattering me. But for him, it was a long and very enjoyable monologue.”
Trump has yet to sell the country on the value of his stewardship…
“You have to understand that you are dealing with a guy whose most fundamental, minute-by-minute fear in life is of boredom,” said a friend. “He’s decided that the presidency is the best way in the world not to be bored.”
If only the rest of us could feel such assurance.
Count on the professional comedians to take the measure of this amateur…
How ungrateful can a man be? In his long inauguration address Trump did not spend one minute to thank the people who helped him get elected, his dedicated Russian allies and their peerless leader, Vladimir Putin. I have just lost all respect for POTUS the Putz,
— carl reiner (@carlreiner) January 31, 2018
The consensus is that Trump read his speech yesterday very well
Maybe, to build on this, he could try a book
— John Cleese (@JohnCleese) January 31, 2018