Donald Trump defended his mental stability and Twitter has some thoughts on that

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2018 sure is off to a running start in Trumpland.

The 45 th President of the United States kicked off a busy weekend of gathers at Camp David on Saturday with a brief, fiery tweetstorm that — even at this early point in 2018 — is already a surefire candidate for the year’s most memorable.

In three tweets, Donald Trump addressed his intellect( “being, like, really smart” ), his mental stability( “a very stable genius” ), and his successful presidential election campaign( “on my first try” ). He doesn’t come out and said here today, but the tweets are likely a have responded to Michael Wolff’s upcoming book, in which Trump insiders question the president’s stability on the record, and/ or recent meets on Capitol Hill to discuss the president’s mental condition.

In typical Trump fashion, the three-tweet tirade punches past known facts in favor of creating a particular narration. The “first try” election contend, for one, is hogwash; Trump ran in 2000, and even won a couple of primaries — though simply after he left the race, in Feb. 2000.

He led under the Reform Party banner, and ultimately accused his exit on the political company has become a “total mess.” The Reform Party countered at the time with the contention that Trump’s bid had never been serious.

“Donald Trump came in, promoted his hotels, he promoted his journal, he promoted himself at our expenditure, and I think he understands fully that we’ve intent the possibilities for such abuse of our party, ” party leader Patrick Choate said at the time.

Predictably, Trump’s tweets drew a disbelieving response from social media.

By all means, laugh at Trump’s ridiculously transparent apprehensions of lack if it helps you get through the working day. But don’t let it depict you away from staying informed on news item of actual import.

This week alone: G.O.P. legislators asked the Justice Department to investigate Christopher Steele, the former British spy behind the notorious Trump dossier; the White House renewed its demand for international borders wall; the U.S. cut off security assistance to Pakistan; and the Justice Department moved to imperil the country’s burgeoning marijuanas industry.

Among other things.

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