‘I Can Be the Most Presidential Person Ever’

Donald Trump’s ego-obsesion seems to be in overdrive.

An interview from ABC News: Trump: ‘I Can Be the Most Presidential Person Ever’ Other Than Lincoln

Mr President, I know you’re only five days in. Has it changed you?

Trump: I don’t want to change too much. Um, I’ve had a wonderful life and wonderful success. I want to make this a great success for the American people, and for the people that put me in this position.

So I don’t want to change too much.

I can be the most presidential person ever, other than possibly the great Abe Lincoln, all right.

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But I can be the most presidential person. But I may not be able to do the job nearly as well if I do that.

So what is it going to be, the most presidential person ever, or get the job done well, make it a great success for the American people?

From the Guardian, which says that Trump did presidential successfully in a joint media conference with Theresa May:

Trump and May’s press conference – Snap verdict: So, Donald Trump can act presidential. After a week that has seen multiple instances of Trump outraging Washington norms, he managed to get through a press conference lasting about 20-odd minutes sounding measured and reasonably diplomatic.

The trick will be whether he can keep that up for another three years and 51 weeks,

35 Comments

  1. PDB

     /  January 28, 2017

    If you are Trump obsessed it’s your lucky day! Knock yourself out!

  2. Anonymous Coward

     /  January 28, 2017

    A rundown of Trumps first week, sobering stuff when it’s listed like this.

    • Conspiratoor

       /  January 28, 2017

      He’s clearly a man of action ac

      • A man of talk and signing decrees, but mostly symbolic.

        Most of the action is yet to happen and most of it may be quite difficult to make happen.

        • Gezza

           /  January 28, 2017

          God he was funny in the presser with Theresa. A UK reporter asked T a question that included what she thought of Donald’s relationship with Mexico, & D grinned up large, wagged his finger at her, and told her (& T) what T’s answer would be. The press is gonna warm to him PG.

        • Conspiratoor

           /  January 28, 2017

          Er …yes …’quite difficult’

  3. Gezza

     /  January 28, 2017

    Here’s the full show.

    • Conspiratoor

       /  January 28, 2017

      Very good Al, well worth a read. Especially her views on twitter attacks. And the photography was very pleasant also. Cheers,c

      I don’t engage. Why would I? I’m going to let someone redefine and unravel me based on 140 characters or less? And that is a lesson I try to teach my children. Why would I engage strangers? Why would I engage Never Trumpers who are snarkily trying to undercut us. It’s a combination of professional jealousy and a lack of political instincts. They never saw this coming. And I understand why a lot of people feel embarrassed and why they’re looking over their shoulders wondering will they be the first head to roll at this newspaper or this publication or this TV station. Because they were so aggressively bad in their predictions and they didn’t understand America and we did. I’m told I’m attacked on Twitter all the time, but the fact is if you’re so busy that you can’t read most of the criticism, or most of the praise, it really does keep you grounded.

    • Gezza

       /  January 28, 2017

      Not here 5 minutes & you’re whingeing & abusing folk already.

      “I don’t consider myself a feminist. I think my generation isn’t a big fan of labels. My favorite label is mommy. I feel like the feminist movement has been hijacked by the pro-abortion movement or the anti-male sentiments that you read in some of their propaganda and writings. I’m not anti-male. One does not need to be pro-female and call yourself a feminist, when with it comes that whole anti-male culture where we want young boys to sit down and shut up in the classroom. And we have all of these commercials that show what a feckless boob the man in the house is. That’s not the way I see the men in my life, most especially my 12-year-old son. I consider myself a postfeminist. I consider myself one of those women who is a product of her choices, not a victim of her circumstances”

      I’m warming to her a bit, Al.

      • Alan Wilkinson

         /  January 28, 2017

        Like Trumpy, I have no intention of changing, G.

        • Gezza

           /  January 28, 2017

          Probably for the best Al. Gender reassignment’s probably more risky @ your age & your Mrs probably wouldn’t be that entusiastic.

    • Anonymous Coward

       /  January 28, 2017

      In the early part of last year, you were very critical of Donald Trump. You called his supporters “downright nasty.” You said Trump built his businesses on “the backs of the little guy.” You said he should release his tax returns, said his language was unpresidential. So why did you decide in July to join his campaign?

      Well, those are cherry-picked comments. There’s also an entire body of evidence that I always have supported him, thought he added a great deal to the political conversation and to giving people more hope and the freshest alternative to conventional politics that they told pollsters for 30 years that they wanted.

      Yes, but when you said —

      Yeah, those were situational.

      So there are not only ‘alternate facts’ but now there is ‘situational truth’, she’s a slippery one Al.

      • Alan Wilkinson

         /  January 28, 2017

        My kind of girl. Facts are in context. You need a brain to read them.

  4. Alan Wilkinson

     /  January 28, 2017

    And this sums up the media drivel war pretty well:
    http://europe.newsweek.com/donald-trump-versus-media-548562

  5. Alan Wilkinson

     /  January 28, 2017

    he managed to get through a press conference lasting about 20-odd minutes sounding measured and reasonably diplomatic.

    The trick will be whether he can keep that up for another three years and 51 weeks

    Why on earth do you think that is important?

  6. Alan Wilkinson

     /  January 28, 2017

    Of course this is the interesting comment from Trump:

    I can be the most presidential person. But I may not be able to do the job nearly as well if I do that

    In other words he believes he needs to be a businessman not a politician to do anything worthwhile. That is worth thinking about.

    • Kitty Catkin

       /  January 28, 2017

      In other words, he’s talking nonsense. It’s not worth thinking about such gibberish.

      Trump’s favourite poem…

      I love myself, I think I’m grand,
      I go to shows and hold my hand,
      I put my arm around my waist,
      If I get fresh, I slap my face,

      I call myself up on the phone
      Just to hear my dulcet tones,
      I say I’ll meet me at the gate
      And tell myself ‘Now, don’t be late !’

      I know that I’m above the law,
      I greet it with a loud guffaw,
      And this is what I’ll say to you-
      ‘Do what I say, not what I do.’

      Disclose my taxes ? What a joke !
      That’s just for all you common folk !
      Who’s that handsome man I passed ?
      Of course, it was was the looking glass !

      I

      • Alan Wilkinson

         /  January 28, 2017

        Common folk do not disclose their taxes.

        • Kitty Catkin

           /  January 28, 2017

          They do if Inland Rev tells them to-I think that Americans may still have to, but don’t know rhis.

        • Kitty Catkin

           /  January 28, 2017

          153,000,000 in the US do have to, according to their IRS.

          • Alan Wilkinson

             /  January 28, 2017

            I think you are wrong about this too:

            “Tax return laws generally prohibit disclosure of any information gathered on a state tax return.[5] Likewise, the federal government may not (with certain exceptions) disclose tax return information without the filer’s permission,[6] and each federal agency is also limited in how it can share such information with other federal agencies.[5]

            Occasionally there have been efforts in Congress to require tax returns to be open to public inspection. For example, Senators Robert M. La Follette and George W. Norris supported such legislation, applicable to both individual and corporate returns, and public disclosure for wealthy taxpayers was required from 1923-1926.[7][8] Presidential candidates have sometimes voluntarily released their tax returns.”

            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tax_return_(United_States)

            • Kitty Catkin

               /  January 28, 2017

              The IRS website says that 153,000,000 tax returns will be made this year, as tax returns are required if people earn over a certain amount. I said nothing about disclosure without the person’s consent.

            • Kitty Catkin

               /  January 28, 2017

              He promised to make his known once the audit was done-yeah, right.

              It is usual for presidents to reveal this-I believe that most have done so.

              His big talk about the cars ignores the fact that what’s made in Mexico is parts, not cars, except for a very small number. So the jobs that he boasts about bringing back….are there already.

      • Anonymous Coward

         /  January 28, 2017

        Doggerel.

        • Kitty Catkin

           /  January 28, 2017

          The original is, and it’s impossible to parody it without making rhe parody doggerel as well. The first verses are not mine, they were, I think, written by Anon.

  7. Gezza

     /  January 28, 2017

    My nephew in the US just posted on fb: “Wondering how long until congress starts looking at section 4 of the 25th amendment – president mentally unfit to execute his job.”

    Wonder what The DOTUS has gone & done now? 😳