I can't be doing so badly, because I'm president, and you're not. You know? Say hello to everybody, OK?
President Trump's recent wide-ranging interview with Time magazine focused largely on challenges to his credibility.
The final line of the interview raised eyebrows nationwide.
I'm a very instinctual person, but my instinct turns out to be right.
Trump also insisted that many of his unfounded claims, such as millions of people voting illegally for Hillary Clinton and Muslims in New Jersey celebrating the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, would ultimately be proven correct.
"When everyone said I wasn't going to win the election, I said, well, I think I would," Trump said to support his claim.
Trump repeatedly cited House Intelligence Chair Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA)'s report that U.S. intelligence leaders had incidentally gathered Trump communications in surveillance sweeps as evidence. He told reporters Wednesday he felt "somewhat" vindicated after hearing Nunes' report.
And then Time magazine, which treats me horribly, but obviously I sell. I assume this is going to be a cover [story], too. Have I set the record?
Trump also said the magazine's "horrible" treatment of him was a strategy to sell more issues.
line of century in Trump time intvw: "I can’t be doing so badly, because I’m president, & you’re not. You know. Say hello to everybody OK?"— Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) March 23, 2017
Trump's closing line was hailed as the "line of the century."
Trump saying "I'm President and you're not" in an interview with Time Magazine is his entire being distilled into one quote— Patrick Monahan (@pattymo) March 23, 2017
Many on social media were harshly critical of Trump after that line.
“..if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.” -Lincoln— Greg A. Bedard (@GregABedard) March 23, 2017
"I can’t be doing so badly, bc I’m president, and you’re not." - Trump
Trump in Time magazine: "I am President and you're not." You are correct Mr. 37% approval rating. You're the President.....for now.— Dan Lovinaria (@dan_lovinaria) March 23, 2017
'I'm president, and you're not' is the perfect response to the lying Corporate Media. The people elected Trump, not CNN or Slime Magazine.— Thomas Pine (@ameripundit) March 23, 2017
Supporters saw Trump's response as a perfect zinger.
Time's cover for the issue with the interview reads, "Is Truth Dead?"
A February poll found that the Trump administration is more trusted than the news media among U.S. voters. The administration is considered truthful by 49 percent of voters, while just 39 percent thought the same of the news.
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