Donald Trump is known to be a man high on himself. He loves to blow his own horn more than “Satchmo” Louis Armstrong at a New Orleans jazz festival.
Today the nation’s chief executive boasted that some people think he is the greatest president of all time. Yes, better than the “Father of our Country” and “Honest Abe.”
At an annual retreat for Congressional Republicans in West Virginia, Trump talked about how 83-year-old Senator Orrin Hatch called him “the single greatest president in his lifetime.”
“He actually once said I’m the greatest president in the history of our country,” Trump told the lawmakers. “I said, does that include Lincoln and Washington? He said yes … I said I love this guy.”
Reached for comment, however, Hatch’s office denied the senator said such a thing.
According to a spokesperson, Hatch did say Trump was “one of the best presidents I’ve served under” and “that he would like to work with the President to make this the greatest presidency in history for the American people.”
Donald Trump, never been one to let the facts get in the way of a good story, seems to have put words in the octogenarian’s mouth.
Muhammad Ali used to call himself “The Greatest.” To many boxing fans, Ali was not only the greatest boxer but also the greatest sportsman who ever lived.
Looks as if Trump is borrowing a page from Ali’s lexicon.
But some Ali loyalists are not happy with the comparison.
“I knew Muhammad Ali,” says former sparring partner, Frank “The Man Of Steel” Steele. “And Trump is no Muhammad Ali. Where does he come off calling himself “The Greatest?”
Most Americans know by now Trump is prone to hyperbole. While he may not be the greatest president in the history of the United States, he is no doubt a legend in his own mind.
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