President Donald Trump may have managed to act somewhat more presidential on his Saturday trip to Houston, TX to meet with survivors of Hurricane Harvey, but he couldn’t resist a sideways remark at the press about a long-running gripe.
The Hill reported Saturday that while he was donning plastic gloves to help serve food to hurricane refugees, the first pair of gloves he was handed were too small.
“My hands are too big,” he said to the assembled scrum of media, referring to a long-running jab from former Spy magazine editor Graydon Carter — now the editor of Vanity Fair — who in the 1980s called Trump a “short-fingered vulgarian.”
The description must have stung the thin-skinned reality TV game show host turned president, because he has referred to the remark in angry correspondence he’s sent to Carter and he brought it up during the Republican primary debate, taking an opportunity to boast to the other candidates and the audience about the size of his penis.
Watch the video, embedded below:
As he puts on plastic gloves to serve food at NRG Stadium…President Trump turns to press and says: "My hands are too big!" pic.twitter.com/WIUTLOS4XD
— Pat Ward (@WardDPatrick) September 2, 2017
Trump campaign mocked after unveiling new red hats: ‘Do you have arm bands as well?’
President Donald Trump's 2016 "Make America Great Again" hats have been replaced with new "Keep America Great" hats.
Trump re-election campaign manager Brad Parscale modeled one of the hats on Twitter.
Here is some of what people were saying:
Here I made an arm band design for you pic.twitter.com/inTyqVi2wo
— Christopher Goodwin (@LazarusLeBaron) August 25, 2019
‘This will not end well’: Far-right extremism expert warns of Trump’s intensifying authoritarianism
An expert on the far-right in America warned of President Donald Trump's "genuinely dangerous levels" of authoritarianism on Saturday.
Author David Neiwert posted a long Twitter thread on the commander-in-chief's "Social Dominance Orientation" -- and warned it will not end well.
Neiwert is the author of the 2017 book Alt-America: The Rise of the Radical Right in the Age of Trump.
Here is the thread he posted:
‘The Mooch’ attended Biden fundraiser in the Hamptons — because Trump ‘has lost his mind’
Former White House press secretary Anthony Scaramucci attended a fundraiser for former Vice President Joe Biden on Saturday.
CBS News reporter Ben Mitchell posted a photo of Scaramucci at the event, and subsequently interviewed "The Mooch."
Scaramucci said he was still a registered Republican, but added that Trump "has lost his mind."