At a press gaggle on Thanksgiving Day, Donald Trump responded to a reporter's question about what he is most thankful for with his "great family" and "having made a tremendous difference in this country." Guess which one he expounded upon.
REPORTER: Mr. President, what are you most thankful for? TRUMP: "For having a great family & for having made a tre… https://t.co/d5jWf2ub4k— Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar)1542913878.0
In a move that is so on brand for the president we shouldn't be surprised, and yet it can't be believed, he said it: Trump patted himself on the back numerous times as he said he is most thankful for himself.
"I've made a tremendous difference in the country. This country is so much stronger now than it was when I took office that you wouldn't believe it."
He at one point said foreign leaders were telling him they couldn't believe how strong the US is. He declined to mention which leaders said this.
It's a joke that writes itself.
@FrancisTheSailr @atrupar Really really thankful— Mark Hutton (@Mark Hutton)1542914269.0
@FrancisTheSailr @MarkHutton2 @atrupar Tremendous gratitude for myself— I Teach Space! 👩🏫👩🚀🍎 (@I Teach Space! 👩🏫👩🚀🍎)1542915235.0
@atrupar Ugh. So he's thankful for himself. That is so on point for Trump.— 𝖳𝗁𝖾 𝖼𝖺𝗄𝖾 𝗂𝗌 𝖺 𝗅𝗂𝖾💧 (@𝖳𝗁𝖾 𝖼𝖺𝗄𝖾 𝗂𝗌 𝖺 𝗅𝗂𝖾💧)1542913940.0
@atrupar is he actually an act like Sasha Baron Cohen does?— Paul Johnston (@Paul Johnston)1542914182.0
Trump also said,
"And I mean, you see, but so much stronger people can't even believe it."
That last bit seems to be what people can agree on.
@realDonaldTrump I hear you’re most thankful for your tremendous work. Do you have a second job we’re all unaware of?— Paul Vina (@Paul Vina)1542950576.0
Apparently Donald trump said he is thankful for his own "tremendous" work he's done being the president of the Unit… https://t.co/issNLa0Ejz— Sculpting10 (@Sculpting10)1542950338.0
Pathological liar pretending to be a President. Only works at most 3 hours a day, otherwise he's in front of the TV… https://t.co/PGSytsTFfS— TheresaI (@TheresaI)1542941319.0
@realDonaldTrump Just when it was thought you could not be more of a fool....#NationalDisgrace HuffPost: Trump Is… https://t.co/MBBHdD2woJ— Not the Real POTUS (@Not the Real POTUS)1542958862.0
Trump's comments came after he used his Thanksgiving morning call with members of the military to go off on politicized tangents, as opposed to the normal inspirational message or speech presidents in the past have given.
This is not the first time he's talked about the "great" job he's done. In an interview with 'Fox News Sunday', when asked how he would grade himself, the president responded,
"I would give myself, I would – look, I hate to do it, but I will do it, I would give myself an A+, is that enough? Can I go higher than that?"