MSNBC anchor Ali Velshi, guest hosting “All In with Chris Hayes” on Wednesday, hilariously mocked President Donald Trump’s longing for public praise.
“President Trump wants to see a military parade, today Defense Secretary James Mattis confirmed the Pentagon is now drawing up options for him,” Velshi noted. “But not everyone thinks a parade of tanks and gun trucks is such a great idea.”
“You don’t need a big parade to prove your strength, or as former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher once said, ‘being powerful is like being a lady, if you have to tell people you are, you aren’t,'” Velshi recounted.
“Well, President Trump is no lady,” Velshi concluded.
The second half of the show’s Thing 1 Thing Two segment featured more questions about Trump’s apparent need for accolades from Americans.
“President Trump’s demand for a military parade has some, including members of his own party, saying it’s more of a sign of insecurity than strength. Perhaps it was as a sense of insecurity that led the president to complain that Democrats didn’t sufficiently clap for him during the State of the Union,” Velshi suggested.
“Now, the White House says Trump was joking about the whole treason thing, but there’s no doubt if you watched the State of the Union closely, the president cared very much about the clapping,” Velshi observed, before playing a highlight reel illustrating his point.