Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Being "crooked Trump" means never having to say you're sorry

President Donald Trump could invite former President Barack Obama back to the White House and apologize to him in person.

That would be nice.

A simple handshake.
“My bad.”

But that doesn’t seem to be his style.

FBI Director James Comey and Adm. Michael S. Rogers, the director of the National Security Agency, appeared before a congressional committee Monday and said there was, in fact, an investigation into possible Russian meddling in the presidential election and also into whether Trump surrogates were in contact with the Russians.

Lots of ways Trump could apologize

 This would indicate that an apology is in order.

So … flowers don’t really seem appropriate. Not really a guy thing.
Obama is said to enjoy chocolate-peanut butter protein bars. Maybe a box of those.

Or tickets to a basketball game. The former president loves basketball.

Or a round of golf at one of Trump’s resorts.

The White House could orchestrate a photo-op of two of them together on the links. Trump could even fly Obama down to Florida with him on Air Force One. It might take a little bit of the heat off Trump for the $2 million-plus it costs taxpayers every time he has the urge to head south. Which he does a lot. He's on track to spend more money in a year than Obama spent on vacations in eight years.

Plenty of people think Trump should apologize to voters for that.

Come to think of it, it would be nice for the president to apologize to voters for a few other things as well.

During the election campaign Trump promised he would not to cut Medicaid.

Looks like that’s going to happen under his health care bill.

He promised that his Obamacare replacement plan would provide “insurance for everybody.”[...]

When we were kids we were taught that when you break a promise to someone, or say something untrue about someone, you should apologize.

Trump doesn’t see the world that way.

He appears to consider broken promises and unproven accusations as “truthful hyperbole.”

In one of his books he described it this way, “I play to people’s fantasies. People may not always think big themselves, but they can still get very excited by those who do. That’s why a little hyperbole never hurts. People want to believe something is the biggest and the greatest and the most spectacular. I call it truthful hyperbole. It’s an innocent form of exaggeration — and a very effective form of promotion.”

It sure helped him get elected.

As for apologies, during a September 2015 appearance on "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon," Trump was asked if he ever apologizes.

He answered, "I think apologizing's a great thing, but you have to be wrong. I will absolutely apologize, sometime in the hopefully distant future if I’m ever wrong.”

First, this is that future, and it wasn’t too distant.
Second … if you’re ever wrong?

Apparently, "Trump" means you never have to say you're sorry.

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