There’s been a lot of unpacking of Trump’s AP interview that was posted last weekend, but this part, highlighted and emphasis added by Josh Marshall at TPM, is both pathetic and scary.
TRUMP: You have to love people. And if you love people, such a big responsibility. (unintelligible) You can take any single thing, including even taxes. I mean we’re going to be doing major tax reform. Here’s part of your story, it’s going to be a big (unintelligible). Everybody’s saying, “Oh, he’s delaying.” I’m not delaying anything. I’ll tell you the other thing is (unintelligible). I used to get great press. I get the worst press. I get such dishonest reporting with the media. That’s another thing that really has — I’ve never had anything like it before. It happened during the primaries, and I said, you know, when I won, I said, “Well the one thing good is now I’ll get good press.” And it got worse. (unintelligible) So that was one thing that a little bit of a surprise to me. I thought the press would become better, and it actually, in my opinion, got more nasty.
You would have to be the world’s biggest ignoramus not to know that just being president means that you’re going to be attacked in the press. It is as much a part of the deal as the big airplane and the Secret Service. Did he honestly think that any of his predecessors automatically got good press just because they won? Really? Name one.
He sounds like a petulant and spoiled child, which, regardless of the job he holds, is sad and pathetic in a grown man of 70.
It’s scary because the presidency is not there to make you happy, and we have seen what people with thin skins have done when they also have a lot of power at their ready. They lash out, and when they do, there are body counts.