John connor wrote: ↑
Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:55 am
If Trump is complaining about how the media took him out of context, it usually means that is the case. He's probably the most attacked president I have ever known and you're part of this bandwagon.
Your statement that he's probably the most attacked president you have ever known, is a personal opinion (and no source is needed). I'm not going to try to contradict that because it's probably true, and it's probably also true that there are reasons for that.
However: it would be interesting to have a look at your sources showing that the media took him out of context. Who knows, I might be able to come up with some sources about the real context and how Trump bends and twists (many) facts. Oh, not necessary, just about every news site uses independent fact-checkers (and yes they do exaggerate sometimes, even when the facts alone should suffice).
Let's have a look at one of his more recent proclamations; about “acing” a simple cognitive test. IIRC there was an interview with DT in which the interviewer (probably left-wing comes to mind) stated that the test wasn't the hardest in the world, to which the president responded that the interviewer wouldn't be able to answer the last 5 questions correctly (and neither would Biden).
Observation: Personality trait = attack anything which in any which way does not sound positive about self
Regardless, that cognitive test was either the MMSE or the MoCA (the latter I think) and involves recognising animals drawn, doing some simple arithmetic, telling the time from a clock (one of those old fashioned round things with 2 moving pointers, a short one, and if memory doesn't fail me, a slightly longer one also), reading and vocalising a couple of words which will have to be repeated a couple of minutes later, finding a general link between 2 words (e.g. car and train, or sea and lake), and some more really simple questions. "Acing" that test is no big feat, in fact any person with more or less normal mental health probably aces it. Those kind of tests are actually given to people with suspected deteriorated mental health but passing the test is no bill of clean mental health and is certainly not something anyone in the right state of mind would even think of bragging about (and certainly not claim that doctors were amazed by the results).
I'm actually surprised his political opponents didn't wring that towel: perhaps they have the decency that Trump obviously lacks (although it certainly wouldn't have been out of context).