Today Donald Trump emerged to complain about the “unfair” treatment by the media in his first public remarks since the bombshell report that he pressured then-FBI Director James Comey to drop his investigation of former national security adviser Michael Flynn.
Speaking at the commencement ceremony at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn., Trump said:
“Look at the way I’ve been treated lately, especially by the media. No politician in history, and I say this with great surety … has been treated worse or more unfairly.” (I think John F. Kennedy and Abraham Lincoln might disagree.)
“I guess that’s why I won,” he continued. “I guess that’s why WE won”.
Trump sought to use his battle against the media as a parable for graduates as they begin their Coast Guard service.
“Over the course of your life, you will find things happen to you that you do not deserve and are not always warranted,” he said. “But you have to put your head down and fight, fight, fight.”
Trump added: “You can’t let the critics and the naysayers get in the way of your dreams. You can’t let them get you down.”
Trump to grads: “No politician in history… has been treated worse or more unfairly. You can’t let them get you down” https://t.co/5NbmtkTTm9
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