Usually it takes years for the presidency to take its toll. The orange one is already aging like a wrinkled 95 year old.
The president lashes out at the 'witch hunt' against him that he claims is dividing the country.
He wants to talk about jobs, or trade, or combating illegal immigration, or his victory in the 2016 election. But reality continues to intervene.
Trump appeared at a news conference for the first time since April 12 on Thursday amid the most tumultuous stretch of his young presidency. His firing of the FBI director almost two weeks ago and the appointment of a special counsel to investigate possible collusion between Russia and his campaign book-ended a torrent of bad news for the president, including allegations that he had leaked classified information to Russian officials and new bombshells about his former national security adviser.
He is wounded, offended and convinced that certain forces are working to bring down his presidency. The problem, he has said again and again, is not him or his own actions. It is how he is being treated and received ? by the media, by the FBI, by Democrats, by his own staff.
"The entire thing has been a witch hunt, and there was no collusion,? Trump said Thursday when asked about the appointment of the special prosecutor.
"Believe me," he added later, ?there?s no collusion." And when pressed on whether, as reported, he had asked Comey to drop the investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, he responded forcefully: "No. No. Next question."
In the end who cares what the left believes. They are certainly going to help us in the midterm elections. I guess you are going to be in for another shock. It seems to me that you would learn from your past mistakes but I guess not.