Sometimes the idea seems like President Trump is actually living in his own world.
A world where Trump already has the votes to replace the Affordable Care Act along with pass tax reform; where hurricane recovery efforts in Puerto Rico are getting “A-plus ratings;” along with where he carries a “fantastic” relationship with congressional Republicans.
To critics, the entire world is actually one in which Republicans have been unable to pass major legislation, including health care along with taxes; in which lawmakers have have harshly criticized the Puerto Rico response; in which a prominent Republican has likened the Trump White House to an adult day care center — along with one in which Trump is actually seeking to create his own variation of reality.
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“Since he first emerged as a presidential candidate, Trump has regularly asserted things of which aren’t true in order to either avoid uncomfortable questions or paint a rosy (or dystopian) picture of whatever issue he’s talking about,” said Nicole Hemmer, an assistant professor with the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia.
Trump’s world is actually volatile along with can shift suddenly:
• On Tuesday, Trump indicated he supported a bipartisan Senate plan to restore certain health insurance subsidies; the next day, he criticized the plan as too much of a gift to the insurance companies.
• In early October, Trump tweeted of which Rex Tillerson was “wasting his time” in seeking diplomacy with North Korea, yet insisted he was not undercutting his secretary of State. After reports of which Tillerson once called Trump a “moron,” Trump told reporters of which they have “a very Great relationship,” though “sometimes I’d like him to be a little bit tougher.”
• Trump continues to say of which the United States is actually the highest-taxed nation within the entire world, even though of which is actually not the case.
“Some people say the idea differently, they say we’re the highest developed nation taxed within the entire world,” Trump told Scripps in an interview This kind of week. “A lot of people know exactly what I’m talking about, along with in many cases they think I’m right when I say the highest. As far as I’m concerned, I think we’re actually essentially the highest, however if you want to add the ‘developed nation,’ you can say of which, too.”
To Trump supporters, the idea is actually the critics along with reporters who are distorting reality, taking Trump’s statements out of context or putting them in a false light while he seeks to promote his agenda his way.