Nobody does it better
In a brief session with reporters during a meeting with leaders of Baltic states last week, President Trump said, “Nobody has been tougher on Russia than me.”
For the rest of the day, I had a powerful sense of déjà vu.
Dear Readers may recall that from time to time, though not for many months, I have expressed the mildest of reservations about our 45th president, who has referred to journalists as “the enemy of America.” He and his defenders claim that what he says and does is often distorted by the MSM (mainstream media – you know, like me). For a real journalist, someone dedicated to presenting all sides as accurately as possible, this is a serious charge.
The day after President Trump spoke about his toughness on Russia, I saw a video clip disseminated on Facebook and other digital platforms. It was a montage of two dozen clips of Mr. Trump describing his broad array of abilities – in his own words, from his own mouth, without the filter of the MSM or Fox News or CNN. After viewing it, I decided to end my self-imposed Trump ban on this space of page two and let our president tell us a little more about himself in the Sun.
Folks with access to the Carly Simon song “Nobody Does It Better” or the Radiohead cover version may wish to queue it up now. Come to think of it, this column is sort of a cover version.
“Nobody’s stronger than me.”
“Nobody has better toys than I do.”
“There’s nobody bigger or better at the military than I am.”
“Nobody loves the Bible more than I do.”
“Nobody builds walls better than me.”
“Nobody’s better to people with disabilities than me.”
“Nobody’s fighting for the veterans like I’m fighting for the veterans.”
“There’s nobody that’s done so much for equality as I have.”
“There’s nobody more pro-Israel than I am.”
“There’s nobody more conservative than me.”
“There’s nobody that respects women more than I do.”
“Nobody would be tougher on ISIS than Donald Trump.”
“Nobody’s ever had crowds like Trump has had.”
“There’s nobody that understands the horror of nuclear better than me.”
“Nobody even understands it but me, it’s called devaluation.”
“The sale of the uranium that nobody knows what it means, I know what it means.”
“Nobody knows more about trade than me.”
“Nobody knows the game better than I do.”
“Nobody’s, in the history of this country, has ever known so much about infrastructure as Donald Trump.”
“I know the H1B, I know the H2B. Nobody knows it better than me.”
“Nobody knows politicians better than I do.”
“Nobody knows more about taxes than I do.”
“Nobody knows more about debt than I do.”
“Nobody knows the system better than me. Which is why I alone can fix it.”
In this humble reporter’s opinion, nobody has ever copied and pasted the words of President Trump better than me.
And if you don’t believe me, just ask … me.
P.S. Dear Readers may recall that last weeks episode ended with thanks to folks who helped me during a weekend of car troubles, and regret that I couldn’t remember the name of the woman in the red truck who jumped my car. I did remember giving her my business card (after thanking her profusely, of course) and asking her to call if she ever had any story ideas.
Apparently Beverly Perkins is a Sun reader, for which all of us here owe her another thank you.
Ms. Perkins texted that she appreciated my kind words in the column and was glad I got my vehicle fixed. She signed off, “Have a blessed day.”
I did, Ms. Perkins, thanks in part to folks like you.
Nobody appreciates a Good Samaritan more than me.