How about a Trump vs. Acosta story? Those are classic.
At the G20 summit Saturday in Osaka, Japan, The Donald — to put it in mafia terms — busted The Acosta’s b*lls and people laughed.
“And what is it with your coziness with some of these dictators and autocrats at these summits? With Mohammad Bin Salman, the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, when you were asked about the case of Jamal Khashoggi, you did not respond to that question in front of the Saudi Crown Prince.”
“I don’t know that anybody asked me.”
Jim pushed, “Were you afraid of offending him on that subject?”
And here we go — Trump with apparent honesty:
“No, not at all. I don’t really care about offending people. I sort of thought you’d know that.”
Of all people, he should certainly know that.
Acosta – are you afraid of offending him on that subject?
Pres. Trump: Not at all. I don't really care about offending people. I sort of thought you would know that
— Jim Hanson (@JimHansonDC) June 29, 2019
Trump inquired as to how Acosta’s book was doing. Jim said it’s great. “Really?” he asked, sounding surprised.
The President followed thusly, as he gestured toward the other journalists in the room:
“I get along with everybody — except you people, actually.”
Trump’s surely right about one thing — he doesn’t care about offending people. It’s a trait I appreciate about the current Leader of the Free World: I believe I’m getting the real Donald when he speaks. I can think of many politicians — including a former president or two — about which that couldn’t be said.
What politicians do you believe? Who comes across as genuine? Who seems as fake as a bust of Beethoven?
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