More alternate facts

Well at least Trump is unhappy about how many people hate him. That’s something. It’s a start.

Sean Spicer explained that to the press today.

Toward the end, Spicer gave an impassioned defense of why Trump dwells so much on things like his inauguration crowd size, arguing that Trump is very frustrated by constant negative coverage and the media minimizing him. He basically said it amounted to a defense mechanism from the president. It was really rather interesting.

Good. Of course it would be better if Trump were ashamed or contrite, but frustration is better than nothing. All he has to do now is figure out that the “constant negative coverage” is because he, Trump, is such a shitty, evil, bullying, horrible human being. And then resign, and retire from all public life, and work on being not so loathsome.

It’s true: toward the end Spicer does get into that. It’s very silly stuff.

QUESTION: But — but in terms of the crowd size issue, why bring that up at the CIA? And why did you come out Saturday afternoon to talk about that? Did he tell you, Sean, I’m upset about this, I want you to come out and —

SPICER: No, I’m not going to get into conversations that I have with the president. But I will tell you that it’s not — it’s not just about a crowd size. It’s about this constant — you know, he’s not going to run. Then if he runs, he’s going to drop out. Then if he runs, he can’t win, there’s no way he can win Pennsylvania, there’s no way he can win Michigan.

SPICER: Then, if won, it’s oh, well he(ph) — there is this constant theme to undercut the enormous support that he has. And I think that it’s just unbelievably frustrating when you’re continually told it’s not big enough, it’s not good enough, you can’t win.

QUESTION: And — and if I may —

SPICER: Hold on — because I — I think it’s important. He’s gone out there and defied the odds over and over and over again. And he keeps getting told what he can’t do by this narrative that’s out there. And he exceeds it every single time. And I think there’s an overall frustration when you — when you turn on the television over and over again and get told that there’s this narrative that you didn’t win. You weren’t going to run. You can’t pick up this state.

Ok there’s a misunderstanding here (or a pretended misunderstanding). It’s true that many in the news media underestimated the recklessness of the voters. But that of course isn’t what frustrates Trump – what Trump is agitated about is that he thinks the news media underestimated him. He thinks that because he thinks he’s hot shit. He isn’t. He’s a worthless empty-headed bully. Yes he won, because too many voters like a worthless empty-headed bully if they’ve seen him on tv enough. But the fact that he won (just barely, and not in terms of the popular vote) does not mean he’s hot shit.

He’s frustrated because we can see that he’s a worthless empty-headed bully. Well that’s his problem – he decided to run for the presidency, so he made it obvious to the world that he’s a worthless empty-headed bully. That’s not the fault of the news media, it’s the fault of Trump himself, for being a worthless empty-headed bully.

QUESTION: Isn’t it a fair criticism that you’ve got bigger fish to fry? Why worry about a couple of tweets about crowd size?


SPICER: Because it’s not — because that’s what I’m saying, you’re minimizing the point here, Jim. It’s not about one Tweet. It’s not about one picture. It’s about a constant theme. It’s about sitting here every time and being told no. “Well, we don’t think he can do that, he’ll never accomplish that, he can’t win that, it won’t be the biggest, it’s not gonna be that good. The crowds aren’t that big, he’s not that successful.”

The narrative — and the default narrative is always negative and it’s demoralizing. And I think that when you sit here and you realize the sacrifice the guy made, leaving a very, very successful business because he really cares about this country and he wants — despite your partisan differences, he cares about making this country better for everybody. He wants to make it safer for everybody. And so when you wake up everyday and that’s what you’re seeing over and over again and you’re not seeing stories about the Cabinet folks that he’s appointing or the success that he’s having trying to keep American jobs here. Yes, it is a little disappointing.

No. He does not. He does not care about making this country better for everybody. People who care about that do not talk to and about people the way he does. They don’t look at people the way he does. They don’t do the things he does. People like that don’t cheat workers and contractors, they don’t call people names on Twitter, they don’t grab women by the pussy and brag to other men about being able to grab women by the pussy.

No more sob stories please.

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