Read time: 2 minutes

Trump: 'I Can Be More Presidential Than Any President That’s Ever Held This Office'

Trump already believes he's the best president besides Abraham Lincoln!

On Tuesday, President Donald Trump told his rallygoers in Youngstown, Ohio, that he "can be more presidential than any president that’s ever held this office."

Trump took a lot of criticism over his uber-partisan and highly inappropriate speech to the Boy Scouts jamboree, but apparently that held no substance to Trump at all.

MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell opened her show by playing a brief clip from Trump's speech.

Mitchell said, "Reversing history, President Trump announces on Twitter he is canceling the Obama administration's acceptance of transgender people into the military, even as he now predicts --he will be one of the greatest president's ever."

[Cut to video clip]

Trump said, "With the exception of the late, great Abraham Lincoln, I can be more presidential than any president that’s ever held this office. That I can tell you."

[end video clip]

The 3,500 members of the American Psychoanalytic Association are now allowed to defy what is known as the “Goldwater Rule” and can now comment on President Donald Trump’s mental state, STAT News reports.

Trump's full sentence was, "Sometimes, they say, ‘He doesn’t act presidential Trump said of his critics. “And I say, ’Hey look ― great schools, smart guy ― it’s so easy to act presidential. But that’s not going to get it done. ... With the exception of the late, great Abraham Lincoln, I can be more presidential than any president that’s ever held this office. That I can tell you. It’s real easy.”

I'd say he's suffering from narcissistic personality disorder:

Narcissistic personality disorder is a mental disorder in which people have an inflated sense of their own importance, a deep need for admiration and a lack of empathy for others. But behind this mask of ultra-confidence lies a fragile self-esteem that's vulnerable to the slightest criticism.

A narcissistic personality disorder causes problems in many areas of life, such as relationships, work, school or financial affairs. You may be generally unhappy and disappointed when you're not given the special favors or admiration you believe you deserve. Others may not enjoy being around you, and you may find your relationships unfulfilling.

I'd also classify it as "delusions of grandeur." -- a false impression of one's own importance.

How would you and the medical community characterize Trump's statements?

Can you help us out?

For 16 years we have been exposing Washington lies and untangling media deceit. We work 7 days a week, 16 hours a day for our labor of love, but with rising hosting and associated costs, we need your help! Could you donate $21 for 2021? Please consider a one-time or recurring donation of whatever amount you can spare, or consider subscribing for an ad-free experience. It will be greatly appreciated and help us continue our mission of exposing the real FAKE NEWS!

More C&L Coverage


New Commenting System

Our comments are now powered by Insticator. In order to comment you will need to create an Insticator account. The process is quick and simple. Please note that the ability to comment with a C&L site account is no longer available.

We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Any comments that are sexist or in any other way deemed hateful by our staff will be deleted and constitute grounds for a ban from posting on the site. Please refer to our Terms of Service (revised 3/17/2016) for information on our posting policy.

Please Do Not Use the Login Link at the Top of the Site.

In order to comment you must use an Insticator account. To register an account, enter your comment and click the post button. A dialog will then appear allowing you create your account.

We will be retiring our Crooks and Liars user account system in January, 2021.

Thank you.
C&L Team