Okay, if anyone else did this, you’d immediately have his brain checked for tumors … or prion disease … or unexploded ordnance. But when Donald Trump does it, most people just shrug. Yes, we have a president whose word is literally worthless. Isn’t that fun?
Here’s the latest, from The Washington Post:
Touting his accomplishments during a second Hanukkah reception at the White House on Wednesday, President Trump recalled a conversation he said he had with real estate developer Charles Kushner.
“I said, ‘Charlie, let me ask you, what’s bigger for the Jewish people: giving the embassy to Jerusalem, it becomes the capital of Israel. What’s bigger? That or the Golan Heights?’ He said, ‘Neither.’ I said, ‘What does that mean?’ He said, ‘The biggest thing of all is what you did by ending the Iran nuclear catastrophe,’ ” Trump said to applause from the audience. “I think that’s true.”
Okay, self-serving and stupid, but not pants-sh*tting crazy.
Wait for it …
It was remarkably similar to a story Trump told at the first White House Hanukkah reception just four hours prior, this time recalling a conversation he said he had with New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft.
“I said, ‘Bob Kraft, which is bigger? Which is more important to the Jewish people?’ He said, ‘Neither.’ I said, ‘What does that mean?’ He said, ‘What you did by terminating the Iran nuclear deal is bigger than both.’ I think that’s true.”
So he had the exact same conversation with two separate people? Unlikely, but …
Uh … hmm …
Four days before the Hanukkah receptions, Trump spoke about a conversation with Republican financier and casino magnate Sheldon Adelson. “I said to Sheldon, ‘What do you think was bigger? … Israel and the embassy going in, and it became Jerusalem, the capital of Israel? Or the Golan Heights?’ He said, ‘Neither.’ ”
And in September, Trump referred to having a similar conversation with “people.”
What the ever-living f*#k? How is this real?
You can see the video of Trump’s “recollections” here. It’s simply extraordinary.
Of course, I happen to think the best thing Trump has done for the Jewish people is inviting a pastor to a Hanukkah celebration who thinks all Jews are damned to hell. Second place? Demanding that all retail clerks say “Merry Christmas!” to their faces — whether they like it or not.
Because that’s respect, haters.