With as many terrible things as Donald Trump’s said and done, it’s incredibly difficult to say that one particular moment was the “worst.”
However, I will say that what Trump told reporters on Air Force One today is by far one of the most ridiculous things I’ve ever heard him say.
Here’s the tweet NBC News White House reporter Ali Vitali sent out today concerning his remarks:
Trump (while asked about Roy Moore allegations) says he doesn't watch much TV. "They like to say I watch television—people w/ fake sources. You know, fake reporters, fake sources. But I don’t get to watch much television. Primarily because of documents. I’m reading documents." pic.twitter.com/URP765HjFq
— Ali Vitali (@alivitali) November 11, 2017
Yes, that’s Trump actually claiming that he doesn’t watch much television. The same guy who, nearly every single morning when he’s at the White House, spends several hours sending out various tweets often whining about the media that are clearly based on things he saw while watching television.
Especially from Fox News’ morning show, Fox & Friends.
Like clockwork, nearly every morning, usually between the hours of 6-10 am, when morning cable news shows air, you can count on some sort of Trump Twitter tantrum that’s obviously been inspired by something he’s seen or heard while watching television.
Then this claim that he reads more than he watches television, that’s a joke.
This from the same guy who actually said he’s never read any of the biographies for any of our former presidents because he’s “too busy.”
You don’t need to be a professional educator or body language expert to watch Trump read something, or even listen to him speak, and realize that this is not someone who’s well-read, fond of reading, or even has the attention span to finish an entire book. I would honestly be surprised if he’s even read any of his own books.
This is one of the things that irritates me the most about Trump. It’s one thing for him to blatantly treat his supporters like idiots who are naive enough to believe anything he says, but don’t treat the rest of us like we’re idiots.
But this is what I mean when I say his supporters shouldn’t get mad at liberals for insulting their intelligence, because the guy they support treats them like knuckle-dragging rubes all of the time. The fact that there’s ample evidence to prove that practically every morning he sits in the White House watching cable news while he whines on Twitter about the things he sees, yet he has the gall to claim that he doesn’t watch much television, is just another prime example of how stupid he believes his supporters are to actually believe him.
It’s like I’ve said time after time, a person can’t have respect for those supporting them and say the ridiculous things and outright lies Trump does on a constant basis. The fact that he knows he can get away with this kind of absurdity is a testament to how gullible and ignorant he knows most of his supporters are. If he actually had respect for the intelligence of those backing him, then he wouldn’t feel like he could get away with these types of preposterous comments.