Trump on George Washington:During a guided tour of Mount Vernon last April with French president Emmanuel Macron, Trump learned that Washington was one of the major real-estate speculators of his era. So, he couldn’t understand why America’s first president didn’t name his historic Virginia compound or any of the other property he acquired after himself.
“If he was smart, he would’ve put his name on it,” Trump said, according to three sources briefed on the exchange. “You’ve got to put your name on stuff or no one remembers you.”https://www.politico.com/story/2019/...ington-1264073
Trump found something to like at Mount Vernon, too. Among the artifacts preserved there is the bed where Washington passed away from a throat infection in 1799. Trump, who is infamously picky about where he sleeps and resists spending nights away from home, felt out the bedpost and told the Macrons and Bradburn that he approved, according to three people briefed on the event.
"A good bed to die in,” Trump said.
Great line in the Guardian today, from Robert Reich, (former US secretary of labor)
Donald Trump is the living embodiment of the seven deadly sins – pride, greed, lust, gluttony, wrath, envy and sloth.
How to win friends and influence Brits.https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/...06942502182913In a trademark Trump tirade, the president quoted the right-wing conspiracy website One America News Network before insisting the "truth" will come out over the spying claims.
It cited a controversial former CIA analyst who accused UK agencies of helping the Obama administration spy on Trump's election campaign.
The president added: "WOW! It is now just a question of time before the truth comes out, and when it does, it will be a beauty!"