Trump says he’s ‘snug’ as president regardless of political battles By EconomySquare
By David Morgan
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump stated in an interview broadcast on Sunday that he was “comfortable” within the White Home after virtually two years in workplace, regardless of political storms over immigration, tariffs and his nomination of Supreme Courtroom Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
“It was a little surreal to say I’m the president of the United States, but I think that’s true with everybody,” Trump advised the CBS tv information program “60 Minutes.”
“Even my friends, they don’t call me Donald, they call me Mr. President. And I say: ‘Will you please loosen up?’ I’ve learned on the job. I have.”
“Now I very much feel like POTUS,” Trump added, utilizing the acronym for president of the US.
The interview, by which Trump proved as keen as ever for verbal jousting on a variety of points, confirmed no signal he had any intention of abandoning his freewheeling, in-your-face persona as president.
Trump wouldn’t say whether or not he supposed to return to the contentious coverage of separating immigrant youngsters from their households on the border, however gave no floor on what he noticed as the necessity for robust coverage.
“When you allow the parents to stay together, OK, when you allow that, then what happens is people are going to pour into our country,” Trump stated. “There have to be consequences … for coming into our country illegally.”
The household separations and the detention of 1000’s of youngsters, largely from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, prompted widespread condemnation of Trump’s coverage. About 2,500 youngsters and oldsters have been separated earlier than Trump deserted the coverage in June. Days later, a federal choose ordered the households reunited, a course of that’s nonetheless incomplete.
After a political brawl within the Senate over sexual misconduct allegations in opposition to his Supreme Courtroom nominee Kavanaugh, Trump stated his remarks at a Mississippi rally by which critics stated he mocked accuser Christine Blasey Ford have been essential to win the affirmation combat.
“Had I not made that speech, we would not have won. I was just saying she didn’t seem to know anything,” Trump stated. “And you’re trying to destroy a life of a man who has been extraordinary.”
He denied making enjoyable of her, saying as a substitute that he had handled her with respect.
“I’m not going to get into it because we won. It doesn’t matter. We won,” Trump stated. Kavanaugh was confirmed by a 50-48 vote within the U.S. Senate earlier this month.
A New York businessman whose upset 2016 victory in opposition to Democrat Hillary Clinton despatched shock waves throughout the political world, Trump stated he had found that the Washington political scene was even more durable than the enterprise world.
“Washington, D.C. is a vicious, vicious place: the attacks, the bad-mouthing, the speaking behind your back. But you know, and in my way, I feel very comfortable here,” the president advised CBS.
“I always used to say the toughest people are Manhattan real estate guys and blah, blah. Now I say they’re babies.”