Donald Trump was asked today about his ongoing attacks specifically on Democratic leaders across the country as the nation tries to deal with Coronavirus. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo showed that he was taking the high road this afternoon, but it looks like that is not going to matter because Trump vowed to not stop his attacks.
“In your address to the nation, you said, ‘we have to put politics aside, stop the partisanship, and unify together.’ This morning you criticized the Democratic Governor of Michigan, yesterday it was the Democratic Governor of New York, you’ve attacked Obama, you attacked Biden. In fact, every day except one, you’ve lashed out at a Democratic leader. Are you gonna set the example?” a reporter asked Trump.
“I only do that when I have to respond. I watched her on television, she said something that was false and therefore I did do that. And I will continue to do that. If they’re not going to play fair, because you know, they have the media on their side. I don’t. I just have me. And if they’re not going to play fair or do that, uh, if they are going to play fair, there’s going to be nobody better than Donald Trump in terms of bipartisanship.”
“No, I want it to be bipartisan, and nobody is gonna be better than me. But when they attack me, or the people, I’m not going to let them get away with it. I can’t do that,” Trump concluded. You can see these comments in the footage below. It shows so clearly that Trump is in his own made up world.
REPORTER: You keep calling for unity. Yet you attack Democrats almost every day. Are you going to set the example?
TRUMP: "I only do that when I have to respond … if they are going to play fair, there will be nobody better than Donald Trump in terms of bipartisanship." pic.twitter.com/4jby3BWuzO
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) March 17, 2020
Trump himself is of course the direct catalyst that is causing these feuds. Governors across the country, especially in New York and Michigan, are receiving high praise for their work in dealing with the crisis. In fact, the vast majority of the government across the nation is getting along well. It’s really only Trump that is creating problems. Trump just can’t handle criticism, which is why he keeps attacking people. Voters will remember this come election time.