About that Trump interview with the Associated Press

In case you did not see this reported in your local newspapers last week, Donald Trump gave an interview to the Associated Press (AP) last week that was, to be fair, batshit crazy.

Here is the Transcript of the AP interview with Trump you can read for yourself. This should keep you up at night wondering “My God, what have we done?!

The Washington Post’s Aaron Blake annotates Trump’s over-the-top, boastful AP interview:

President Trump sat down with the Associated Press’s Julie Pace on Friday, and what emerged was a conversation in which Trump bragged and boasted repeatedly — sometimes unprompted and using revisionist history — about what he’s accomplished in his first 100 days as president. He did this all while dismissing the idea that the 100-day threshold even matters, despite hailing that same standard dozens of times late in his 2016 campaign.

Some of the claims are truly remarkable, including that he may have given the greatest speech in the history of the House chamber and that a Democrat told him he’d be among the greatest presidents ever. He also just flat-out said he shouldn’t be bound by his 100-day promises.

Below is the transcript, which was released Sunday night, along with my annotations. To see an annotation, click on the yellow, highlighted text.

I’m not going to replicate it here, you should go to Blake’s piece for his annotations.

The AP fact checked its interview with Trump and it did not go well. AP FACT CHECK: Misfires in Trump’s AP Interview.

Politifact also fact checked the AP interview. Fact-checking Trump’s AP interview about his first 100 days.

The Washington Post’s fact checker also harshed on the AP interview. Fact-checking President Trump’s Pinocchio-laden Associated Press interview.

The always insecure egomaniacal Twitter-troll-in-chief is a self-absorbed narcissist with delusions of grandeur and is a pathological liar. Go through the links above to pick out your most disturbing “favorite” examples . . . discuss.

UPDATE: Bob Cesca writes at Salon, A display of unbelievable ignorance: In a real country with a real president, Trump’s AP interview would destroy him.

One response to “About that Trump interview with the Associated Press

  1. and yet more people would vote for trump 43% clinton 39%