With the midterms largely in the rear-view mirror, save for Florida and Arizona, President Donald Trump appears to be in a take-no-prisoner state of mind, as seen Friday when he was asked by a reporter to respond to a comment about him in Michelle Obama’s new memoir.
Titled “Becoming,” the former first lady said in the memoir that she’d “never forgive” Trump for questioning the legitimacy of President Barack Obama’s birth certificate, which she said threatened the safety of “our girls.”
“I haven’t seen it,” Trump said. “I guess she wrote a book, she got paid a lot of money to write a book and they always insist that you come up with controversial… well I’ll give you a little controversy back.
“I’ll never forgive him for what he did to our United States military by not funding it properly,” the president said, referring to his predecessor.
“It was depleted, everything was old and tired and I came in and I had to fix it and I’m in the process of spending tremendous amounts of money — so I’ll never forgive him for what he did to our military.”
Not finished, Trump came back around to Mrs. Obama’s remark about the safety of her family being jeopardized.
“I’ll never forgive him for what he did in many other ways which I’ll talk to you about in the future,” he added. “But what he did — because he talked about safety — what he did to our military made this country very unsafe for you and you and you.”
Mrs. Obama called Trump “reckless” in the book due out on Tuesday.
“What if someone with an unstable mind loaded a gun and drove to Washington?” she wrote, according to the Washington Post.
“What if that person went looking for our girls?” Obama continued. “Donald Trump, with his loud and reckless innuendos, was putting my family’s safety at risk. And for this I’d never forgive him.”
Perhaps, Obama forgot about the Bernie Sanders fan who drove to D.C. with a gun and shot up a baseball field full of Republican lawmakers. Conveniently, she didn’t mention if she had ‘forgiven’ former Sec. of State Hillary Clinton who was reportedly a big fan of the ‘birther’ rumor and has been accused of starting the whole thing.
As for Trump’s disposition, he was asked by CNN’s Abby Phillip if he would direct his new acting attorney general, Matthew Whitaker, to “reign in [Robert] Muller.”
“What a stupid question that is…what a stupid question, but I watch you a lot, you ask a lot of stupid questions,” the president scolded the reporter.
CNN released a statement on the incident, saying that Trumps’s “personal insults are nothing new.”
Statement: @abbydphillip did not ask a “stupid” question today at the White House. In fact, she asked the most pertinent question of the day. The @realDonaldTrump’s personal insults are nothing new. And never surprising.
— CNN Communications (@CNNPR) November 9, 2018
Ironically, those eager to stand up for equality, those who claim gender is but a social construct, got their panties all in a wad over Trump’s remarks, which they deemed to be sexist.
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