Donald Trump Claims ‘No Politician in History Has Been Treated Worse’ Than Him

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The Trump circus roars on with no sign of it dying down. Whilst addressing cadets graduating from the US Coast Guard Academy in Connecticut, he chose to distract from the joyous occasion to moan about his time as President so far. He controversially claimed, “no politician in history…has been treated worse or more unfairly [that him].”

He added, “But you have to put your head down and fight, fight, fight. Never ever, ever give up”. Trump continued, “Over the course of your life, you will find that things are not always fair. You will find that things happen to you that you do not deserve and that are not always warranted, but you have to put your head down and fight, fight, fight.”


 


 

Trump’s speech was given amid fallout from reports alleging he tasked former FBI Director James Comey to set about inquiring into ex-National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. Flynn had resigned from his position in February followed revelations that he’d misled Vice President Mike Pence and other White House officials about conversations with the Russian ambassador.

As well as that it’s been revealed that Trump allegedly disclosed highly classified information to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov during a meeting last week.

Both of these issues have consequently led to Democrats calling for prosecutors to investigate Trump’s ties with Moscow as well as his own Republican Party criticising him, with suggestions of impending impeachment on the horizon.

Meanwhile Trump stating he’s the mostly unfairly politician in history hasn’t gone down well and has been heavily criticised. His complaints are relating to the public scrutiny and media pressure since his inauguration. In his own fairness, no US president has been embroiled in the sheer volume of controversy in such a relatively short period of time since taking office. However, firstly he has to accept much of the criticism has been brought upon himself and secondly the ‘worst treated politician in history’ is a ludicrous statement and is ‘Trump’ all-over.

Historian Dan Snow tweeted several times pointing out just a small handful of politicians who seem to have received slightly harder times during their times in ‘office’.

Others on Twitter were also quick to point out Trump wasn’t only not the least fairly treated politician of all time but not even the most poorly treated in US:

And of course don’t forget the other high-profile cases…

Trump’s speech continued, with him saying, “the more righteous your fight, the more opposition that you will face. I’ve accomplished a tremendous amount in a very short time as President.”

He then chose to list his claimed accomplishments, such as job growth, “historic investment in our military”, and the confirmation of Supreme Court justice Neil Gorsuch. Of course he didn’t mention the infamous ‘wall’ which hasn’t been built, imposing a travel ban which itself was immediately banned after causing global chaos, voting to pass a healthcare bill that will remove 24 million people’s health insurance and handing significant tax breaks to the US’s biggest corporations. But yes Mr. Trump, lots of great accomplishments.

Trump also then added, “And the people understand what I’m doing and that’s the most important thing.”

Considering he thinks people understand what he’s doing, it’s strange that Trump’s approval rating is at an all-time low of 42%, and that’s even before his most recent controversies. This makes him the least popular US President after 100 days of all time (https://thefullnineyards.com/single-post/2017/04/28/donald-trump-closes-in-on-100-days-in-office-with-the-worst-approval-rating-of-any-us-president/). Does that make him the most poorly treated, or simply his way of excusing his abysmal approval and seeming failures in the first months of his term in office.

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