There is a 12 second clip of total meltdown from his White House presser today, which encapsulates what a petty, pugnacious ugly little man Donald Trump truly is. Jeff Mason, who covers the White House for Reuter’s, asked Trump about why he wouldn’t concede and Trump lashes out at the guy. What’s comical is that Trump demands that the reporter respect the office — when the person who doesn’t respect the office of president is Donald Trump. That’s been the problem since day one.
The excellent journalist @jeffmason1 is on the other end of this spectacle.
Jeff will still be working at the White House after January 20, 2021. https://t.co/OJoGCvzUrG
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) November 27, 2020
Here’s another clip which gives more context. Trump was just lying away, per usual, and something pushed his buttons and his fee fees got hurt.
This is the full context https://t.co/Nv9w3YOwBe
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) November 27, 2020
Here’s another clip from this jewel of an occasion, right at the very end. Trump just blithely lies and then keeps doubling down on his lies, even when fact checked on the spot. His harangue of Biden is pathetic — as pathetic as his lashing out at the reporter. These are the last days of Trump and he’s clearly on the ropes.
Remarkable — Trump lies about poll watchers not being allowed to watch the tally in PA, gets fact-checked by a reporter in real time, and then just doubles down on his lie anyway pic.twitter.com/V8OYCLfrbP
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) November 26, 2020
I wonder what Abraham Lincoln would say now: “You can fool 73 million people all of the time but you can’t fool 80 million the rest of the time, so you lose and you need to learn how to deal with it.” Something like that.