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A short list of politicians who have been treated worse than Trump

Daily Trump Tracker: Vlad’s making fun of him, but Donald would like some sympathy, please


 
U.S. President Donald Trump points to the audience at the conclusion of the United States Coast Guard Academy Commencement Ceremony in New London, Connecticut U.S., May 17, 2017.  (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)

U.S. President Donald Trump points to the audience at the conclusion of the United States Coast Guard Academy Commencement Ceremony in New London, Connecticut U.S., May 17, 2017. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)

Four men who might dispute that statement
You can do anything, if you just put your mind to it. Look at Donald Trump. “No politician in history—and I say this with great surety—has been treated worse or more unfairly. You can’t let them get you down” is something the commander-in-chief actually said in a commencement speech at the Coast Guard Academy today. Just to play devil’s advocate here for a second, here’s a list of past presidents who might—had they not been assassinated—beg to differ: Abraham Lincoln, James Garfield, William McKinley, and John F. Kennedy.

Remember that time Donald shared classified intel by mistake? What a joker!
The president’s alleged letting slip of secrets in a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov proved great material for the latter’s boss. Russian supremo Vladimir Putin spun a question about the incident into a joke during a meeting with the Italian prime minister.

Fix it
Sen. Susan Collins had some words for the president. The Maine representative threw a metaphor salad at her fellow Republican, advising him to “right the ship” and “get his house in order.” Collins hasn’t been Trump’s best friend in Washington, publicly declining to support him during the campaign and voting thumbs-down on his choice for secretary of education.

What’s that called again?
For a president who was elected at least in part because of his opponent’s understanding of digital security, Trump’s approach to “cyber” leaves something to be desired. The networks at properties where the Donald likes to bed down on the weekends are reportedly easily compromised.

Uh oh
In the latest move in his campaign to retrace his predecessor’s steps shouting “Nah” at each stop, Trump is giving a speech about Islam later this month. Barack Obama’s “A New Beginning” address in Egypt came at around the same early point in his presidency. The hopes Obama expressed in that missive proved unrealized. It was reported today that Trump’s speech is being written by Muslim ban architect Stephen Miller, so the potential for it to be offensive and damaging is truly spectacular.


 

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