President Donald Trump spoke to a group of right-wing Evangelical Christians after he assassinated a top Iranian general and while praying over him, one pastor said that Trump never claims to be perfect. It’s an odd claim because Trump frequently touts his own “genius” and other perfections.
“I thank you Lord that he doesn’t claim to be perfect,” the pastor said. “But he is passionate.”
The video shows Trump spent the prayer grinning at the audience and nodding without humbly bowing his head.
This preacher says Trump "doesn't claim to be perfect." I'm, uh, pretty sure that he does though? https://t.co/B8QaSZijYV
— Ben Adler (@badler) January 3, 2020
The most recent example is that Trump has been promoting his “perfect call with Ukraine” that ultimately led the impeachment investigation.
The call to the Ukrainian President was PERFECT. Read the Transcript! There was NOTHING said that was in any way wrong. Republicans, don’t be led into the fools trap of saying it was not perfect, but is not impeachable. No, it is much stronger than that. NOTHING WAS DONE WRONG!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 10, 2019
He’s bragged about “creating the greatest economy in the history of our Country (sic).”
How do you impeach a President who has helped create perhaps the greatest economy in the history of our Country? All time best unemployment numbers, especially for Blacks, Hispanics, Asians & Women. More people working today than ever before. Rebuilt Military & Choice for Vets…
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 13, 2019
He’s called himself a “stable genius” and generally a “genius.”
Trump has also called himself “like, a really smart person.”
He’s also bragged that he’s “smart” for not paying taxes.
Trump told Fox News that he gives himself an A+ for the job he’s done.
Here’s a video showing even more cases where Trump has bragged about being the best, smartest, brightest, genius and more:
Trump appears to have fraudulently manipulated financial markets yet again
Welcome to another edition of What Fresh Hell?, Raw Story’s roundup of news items that might have become controversies under another regime, but got buried – or were at least under-appreciated – due to the daily firehose of political pratfalls, unhinged tweet storms and other sundry embarrassments coming out of the current White House.
It was a busy week for the regime, as Trump and his team work tirelessly to manage the political fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, but it seems like he made time for some fraud.
In March, global oil prices crashed as a result of a dispute between Russia and the Saudis, dragging down stock markets and making it unprofitable to extract shale oil, which accounts for almost two-thirds of crude oil production in the U.S.
GOPer Loeffler hammered by hometown paper for hiding who is handling her suspicious stock trades during pandemic
According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, inquires forwarded to Sen Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) asking who is handling all of her stock maneuverings since she was first informed about the growing coronavirus pandemic months ago are going unanswered as calls for her to be investigated grow.
The AJC, which broke the story that the Georgia Republican dumped stocks right after she attended a closed-door briefing on the growing pandemic early on, is reporting that the embattled senator has "provided no proof that financial advisers making stock transactions on her behalf have total control over decision-making," as she has claimed.
Trump accused by conservative site of letting people die from COVID-19 as long as he looks good in the end
On Saturday, writing for the conservative website The Bulwark, columnist Philip Rotner tore into President Donald Trump for governing via his basest instincts in a time of national catastrophe.
"Donald Trump’s character flaws have shaped — and are continuing to shape — the federal government’s disastrous response to COVID-19," wrote Rotner. "From the day Trump took office, Trumpism has wreaked havoc on our democracy, our culture, our standing in the world, and the very soul of our nation. But this time it’s different. This time it’s killing people."