President Donald Trump on Thursday boasted that Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) called him a better president than George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.
During his talk with Republicans at their retreat in West Virginia, Trump told a story about how Hatch had complimented Trump by telling him he was the best president of his lifetime.
Trump then says he asked Hatch if he was a better president than people who were born before Hatch’s lifetime, such as Washington and Lincoln.
“He said, ‘yes,'” Trump explained. “I said, ‘I love this guy.'”
A spokesperson for Hatch clarified the president’s remarks to say that the senator only told him that he “could be” the greatest president ever, not that he was.
Per Hatch spox, he has said that Trump “can be” the greatest president ever but has never said "is"
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Trump on @OrrinHatch: "He actually once said I'm the greatest President in the history of our country and I said, 'does that include Lincoln and Washington?' he said, 'yes' I said 'I love this guy'" pic.twitter.com/L7HPupJjpIADVERTISEMENT
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‘Go look at President Trump’s Twitter’: Portland right-wing rally organizer claims ‘mission success’
The organizer of a far-right rally in Portland, Oregon claimed the event was a "success" after President Donald Trump attacked Portlandiers protesting the group.
"A confluence of protesters on opposite ends of the ideological spectrum merged on Portland’s waterfront Saturday in a tense but relatively uneventful face-off that brought national attention, including a tweet in the hours before the protest by President Trump decrying the city’s signature anti-fascist movement," the Oregonian reported Saturday.
When a similar right-wing rally in Charlottesville, Virginia killed Heather Heyer, Trump argued there were "fine people" on both sides of the "Unite the Right" rally.
Why was Jeffrey Epstein buying size 5 women’s panties — while in jail?
The Miami Herald has another bombshell report on Jeffrey Epstein, who died in a Manhattan jail while waiting to stand trial on federal sex crimes charges.
"A decade ago, during a brief stint in Palm Beach County Jail, convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein made an odd purchase at the facility’s store: two pairs of small women’s panties, size 5," the Herald reported Saturday night.
The newspaper noted, "the panties raise questions about why a childless male inmate, accused of sexually abusing girls as young as 14, would be allowed to buy female undergarments so small that they wouldn’t fit an average-sized adult woman."
‘Not surprised at all that the president sides with the white nationalists’: Native American Congresswoman
One of the first two Native America women blasted President Donald Trump for siding with white nationalists on Saturday.
Following the fatal "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville in 2017, Trump claimed there were "fine people" on both sides when he defended the alt-Right and Neo-Nazi event.
Two years later, Trump has gone even further, blaming only the anti-fascist activists confronting far-right marching in Portland, Oregon in a way that reminds many of the invasion of Charlottesville.
Rep. Deb Haaland (D-NM) was asked about Trump's tweet by CNN's Ana Cabrera.