Yesterday, while giving the commencement speech at the Coast Guard Academy graduation, Donald Trump took the time to talk about … well, himself. Duh.
One of the most Trumpian lines of the speech (and there were many) was when he said “no politician in history, and I say this with great surety, has been treated worse or more unfairly.”
Now, look, I’m as big of a Trump critic as there is. While his criticism is deserving, he’s sort of right in the sense that no President has faced as much backlash as he has. And even though that’s true, it doesn’t even matter, because he brings the criticism upon himself. So yes, is the media harsher to him than any other President in history? Probably. But is it totally his fault? 10 million percent.
Anyway, the internet was not about to let Trump slide with this one, as they were quick to remind him that MANY politicians have been treated worse than him.
For example, there was once this American President, Abraham Lincoln (ever heard of em’?) that got shot in the back of the head. Then, about a century later, another American President, some dude named JFK (uhhhhhh who???) also got his dome-piece blasted off. And even more recently, there was this South African black dude named, uhhhhhh, oh, Nelson Mandela, spent like 27 years in jail. Seems pretty tough if you ask me.
And here Trump is, bitching about some harsh Tweets and MSNBC news segments.