Donald Trump declares to America: 'You're not going to look foolish as long as I'm here'
Ever since the release of Fire & Fury, a new exposé on the goings-on in the White House by the journalist Michael Wolff, the internet and political world has been a-chatter with President Trump, the people around President Trump, as well as President Trump's mental capability of being the leader of the free world.
Despite an attempt to block the book's publication and comments by several pundits on the likes of Fox News, Fire & Fury has definitely hurt Donald Trump's pride, and as is his custom, he rapidly responded to the book's allegation that he wasn't mentally fit for the presidency through his preferred method of Twitter.
Emphatically, Donald Trump reiterated that he was both "smart" and "mentally stable", and when offered the chance to reinforce that idea while at a Camp David strategy session with top Republicans, you can be sure that the 72-year-old took it with both hands.
Of course, one of the biggest controversies overshadowing the first year of Donald Trump's presidency is the rumoured collusion with Russia, and when asked if he'd comply with an investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller, Trump reiterated that “there’s been no collusion”, before sending a message of hope to the American people.
“It’s making our country look foolish, and it’s not going to look foolish as long as I’m here.”
Uh... good luck with that one, Mr President.
Donald Trump also took the time to strenuously deny the allegations made in Michael Wolff's Fire & Fury, which promises to reveal the secret machinations in the White House and, depending on whether you believe it, makes Donald Trump look kind of silly. But the 45th President of the United States took aim at Wolff, and doubled down on his Twitter tirade, explaining why he felt the need to defend his mental state.
"I had a situation where I was a very excellent student, came out, made billions and billions of dollars, became one of the top businesspeople, went to television and for 10 years was a tremendous success, as you probably have heard, ran for president one time and won, and then I hear this guy that doesn’t know me at all — by the way, he said he interviewed me for three hours in the White House. It didn’t exist, OK? It’s in his imagination. I did a quick interview with him a long time ago, having to do with an article, but I don’t know this man."
In an eventful address to reporters, President Trump also said that he would consider talking to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, saying that his tough stance on North Korea - which included taunting the Supreme Leader about the size of his nuclear launch button - was the reason that North and South Korea opened communications ahead of the 2018 Winter Olympics.
“Look, right now they’re talking Olympics It’s a start. It’s a big start. If I weren’t involved, they wouldn’t be talking about Olympics right now. They’d be doing no talking, or it’d be much more serious. He knows I’m not messing around. I’m not messing around. Not even a little bit, not even 1 percent. He understands that."
With the one-year anniversary of his presidency just a couple weeks away, Donald Trump is coming out swinging against his many detractors, critics and former allies. The Democrats, the media and the rest of his enemies better watch out: they're dealing with a very smart and very mentally stable person.