Don’t worry Trump, keep sticking it to people your voters hate and you’ll be fine

Don't worry Trump, keep sticking it to people your voters hate and you'll be fine

by digby

President Donald Trump on Sunday attacked a New York Times reporter by name for not mentioning enough of what Trump cited as his own accomplishments in an article evaluating whether the President is working to fulfill his campaign promises.

Trump on Sunday criticized the New York Times, which he claimed is “failing,” for a “story by Peter Baker” that he said failed to mention his “rapid terminations” of the Trans-Pacific Partnership and Paris climate accord, his approval of two different pipelines or the confirmation of a new Supreme Court justice.

He tweeted:

The Failing @nytimes, in a story by Peter Baker, should have mentioned the rapid terminations by me of TPP & The Paris Accord & the fast...approvals of The Keystone XL & Dakota Access pipelines. Also, look at the recent EPA cancelations & our great new Supreme Court Justice!

TPM reports:

Baker on Saturday wrote in a New York Times piece headlined “Promise the Moon? Easy for Trump. But Now Comes the Reckoning” that Trump’s “expansive language has not been matched by his actions during this opening phase of his presidency.”

“A question for the president is whether partial actions will satisfy supporters demanding a full repudiation of the Obama era,” Baker wrote. “Mr. Trump often gives the impression with his public comments that he has gone further than he actually has.”

His supporters will believe anything he tells them. They don't care about the details. All they care about is that he sticks it to the people they hate as often as possible.

But everyone else knows that he can't negotiate his way out of a paper bag and has failed to accomplish anything legislatively despite having a majority in the congress. And, more importantly, he has made the world a much more dangerous place.

He knows this too which is why he's spending his days tweeting the opposite. I think he probably convinces himself of it too on some level. In fact, if he's as far gone as he seems, he might be at the point where he actually believes it too.