One of Trump’s most common lies is to claim that “many people” call him or contact him and tell him how amazing he is. He did it continually during the campaign and he’s still doing it, usually to provide cover when he screws up. He just did it again in regard to that televised meeting on immigration reform.
“We brought them together in this room and it was a tremendous meeting,” Trump opined in a televised address to his cabinet. “Actually, it was reported as incredibly good and my performance — some of them called it a performance, I consider it work — but it got great reviews by everybody other than two networks who were phenomenal for about two hours.”
“And then after that, they were called by their bosses and said, ‘Oh, wait a minute,’” the president continued. “Unfortunately, a lot of those anchors sent us letters saying that was one of the greatest meetings they’ve ever witnessed. And they were great for about two hours. They were phenomenal.”Trump added: “They probably wish they didn’t send us those letters of congratulations but it was good. I’m sure the ratings were fantastic. They always are.”
Okay Trump, show those letters. Name the anchors who supposedly sent them to you. You can’t because they don’t exist and, as always, you’re lying. That meeting was a disaster for you. You had no idea what you were talking about and you contradicted your own position, sending your aides scrambling to explain why it only seemed like you did that in order to cover your tracks. The Republican leadership was totally blindsided by your sudden declaration that you wanted to sign a bill to codify DACA before doing comprehensive immigration reform. And you did it all on national television. Virtually all the pundits on TV were either shocked by it or laughing at you for having contradicted yourself yet again on the subject and caused your aides to have a panic attack (and then you did it again the very next morning by contradicting your own position on the surveillance bill).
You’re terrible at this job. And all the voices in your head you claim send you letters telling you how great you are are not going to change that.