President Donald Trump (that will never not make me shudder) has made a habit of saying and doing ridiculous things. One of the most recent is his refusal to attend the annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner, which is a tradition.
Along with that ridiculous bit of behavior, let’s take a look at some of President Trump’s lowlights…
Refusal to attend the Correspondents’ Dinner
This is a rite of passage for new Presidents and a tradition for established ones. As someone who isn’t fit for the presidency, it shouldn’t be a surprise that President Trump isn’t attending. But what’s his reason?
“I think it’s … kind of naive of us to think that we can all walk into a room for a couple of hours and pretend that some of that tension isn’t there,” White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said about the tension between President Trump and the media.
President Trump has made baseless claims against the media and some agencies have been frozen out. It’s a mess. The Correspondents’ dinner is a time for levity and fun.
Instead of attending and attempting to mend this fence (pun intended), President Trump will widen the divide. Sad!
Claimed his inauguration crowd was bigger than Former President Obama’s, doubled-down despite photographic evidence to the contrary
This one can get lost in President Trump’s seemingly never-ending web of lies and deceit, but it’s one that is incredibly alarming.
Not only did President Trump lie about his crowd size despite photographic evidence proving he was lying, he took it a few steps further.
First, he had his flunkies enlarge images and revolve a press conference around the lie. Then, he attacked the media for allegedly working in tandem with one another to make his inauguration crowd seem smaller.
Led the birther movement against Former President Barack Obama
In 2012, President Trump tweeted that a “credible source” had told him then President Obama was not born in the United States.
President Trump then spent the next four years perpetuating this lie, which was of course disproved by official records.
He finally let go of his crusade last September, announcing during a ridiculous press conference what the rest of the world already knew: the then President was born in the United States.
The sickening thing about this is the number of President Trump’s followers who actually believe this lie. And as we saw with the election results, his supporters can be gullible and/or ignore facts that are placed right in front of them.
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