UPDATE: Just wow:
"They friends of yours?": Trump asks black reporter to set up meeting with black caucus https://t.co/orWZIgt6Mz
— Washington Post (@washingtonpost) February 16, 2017
Just when you thought things couldn’t get any weirder at the White House…
President Trump held his first solo press conference today, and as you’ll be reading and watching from every news outlet in the country, it was insane. You can watch the full presser via CNN, but here’s a summary from the Washington Post:
President Trump on Thursday aired his grievances against the news media, the intelligence community and his detractors generally in a sprawling, stream-of-consciousness news conference that alternated between claims that he had “inherited a mess” and the assertion that his fledgling administration “is running like a fine-tuned machine.”
“To be honest, I inherited a mess,” Trump said, in news conference that lasted more than an hour and was at times rambling, combative and pointed. “It’s a mess. At home and abroad, a mess. Jobs are pouring out of the country.”
Yet moments later, the president seemed to acknowledge the widespread reports of turbulence and upheaval emanating out of his West Wing, only to claim that his White House — which so far has been marred by staff infighting, a controversial travel ban, false statements and myriad leaks — was operating seamlessly.
“I turn on the TV, open the newspapers and I see stories of chaos — chaos,” he said. “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.” [Pols emphasis]
Uh, yeah. It almost seems like Trump is daring Congress to trot out the 25th Amendment.
But at what point do we just start “calling a spade a spade” here? The President of the United States might very well be losing the last of his marbles…right in front of our eyes.