Sitting in front of the legendary statue of Abraham Lincoln in Washington, D.C., President Donald Trump ranted about how he is treated by the press, saying that he's treated worse than Lincoln. The question he was responding to was about being more bipartisan.
"They always said nobody got treated worse than Lincoln, I believe I am treated worse," he said.
The president said in front of the Lincoln Memorial that he thinks he’s been treated worse than Lincoln.— Maggie Haberman (@Maggie Haberman)1588550926.0
The Lincoln Memorial is one of the nation’s most hallowed sites. It honors the president who freed slaves and unite… https://t.co/BYh2y4dcNY— Philip Rucker (@Philip Rucker)1588551609.0
Lincoln was assassinated on April 15, 1865. Trump may feel like he's being shot at by the press, but he's still very much alive.
Twitter responded to the comments with eye-rolling fact-checks and disgust.
You can see the comments here:
In case anyone’s wondering, the President just said he’s been treated worse than Lincoln while sitting at the Linco… https://t.co/VuGiLK3EbY— Jon Favreau (@Jon Favreau)1588551090.0
An elementary school teacher who tells him that she really supports him and prays for him asks him to stop being a… https://t.co/3GSqPLH8Ou— Tom Nichols (@Tom Nichols)1588550946.0
Trump: “They always said Lincoln. Nobody got treated worse than Lincoln. I believe I am treated worse.” Lincoln wa… https://t.co/8RRJndF4B9— Keith Boykin (@Keith Boykin)1588551448.0
Oh how I wish he would be treated worse than Lincoln... "but I don't say that." https://t.co/DAZKhfkXpP— Edan Clay 🇺🇸 (@Edan Clay 🇺🇸)1588552939.0
Trump doing a Fox News propaganda townhall at the Lincoln Memorial as he complains about being treated worse than P… https://t.co/VnU0uFJPWL— Eugene Gu, MD (@Eugene Gu, MD)1588552523.0
Trump, sitting at the foot of the Lincoln Memorial, claims he's been treated "worse" than Lincoln, who was shot in… https://t.co/Ll5qDYA06M— Brian Tyler Cohen (@Brian Tyler Cohen)1588551211.0
Desecrating the honor and sanctity of the Lincoln Memorial for a lousy #TrumpTownHall is one thing. Saying that yo… https://t.co/ndFGKJ5uhp— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@BrooklynDad_Defiant!)1588551711.0
Nothing speaks to Fox News' failure to even pretend to be a credible "news source" more than hearing to Donald Trum… https://t.co/4P0KShqXT2— Brian Tyler Cohen (@Brian Tyler Cohen)1588552357.0
Someone should put together clips of past reporters badgering presidents -- Dan Rather tearing into Nixon, Sam Dona… https://t.co/X4NkuxqeZ3— Kevin M. Kruse (@Kevin M. Kruse)1588552283.0
In front of the Lincoln Memorial, Trump said that he has been treated worse than Lincoln. Lincoln plans on releasi… https://t.co/HVNkZ4ddbI— Meredith Lee (@Meredith Lee)1588552017.0
Bad: The President believes Lincoln got better treatment than him. Worse: I’m not certain the President actually k… https://t.co/eSOTbJlCHC— Jason Kander (@Jason Kander)1588551591.0
Can we get another Hope Hicks beat sweetener pinned to orchestrating a message event at the Lincoln Memorial amidst… https://t.co/cBnORyk4hd— Tim Miller (@Tim Miller)1588551557.0