On Saturday, during a closed-door meeting with private donors, Donald Trump reportedly praised Chinese President Xi Jinping for recently consolidating his power and anointing himself “president for life.” Trump also wistfully suggested how beautiful it would be if the U.S. went down the same path one day.
“He’s now president for life. President for life. No, he’s great,” Trump said. “And look, he was able to do that. I think it’s great. Maybe we’ll have to give that a shot some day.”
Trump made these remarks inside a private ballroom at his Mar-a-Lago estate during a luncheon fundraiser. Although CNN reports that the atmosphere of the event was kept upbeat, with Trump cracking jokes and his rich friends pretending to laugh at them, some of his remarks belied his lingering resentment over questions concerning his legitimacy since the 2016 election.
The spoiled billionaire even took time to moan to his rich friends about how the system was still “rigged” against him.
“I’m telling you, it’s a rigged system folks,” Trump said. “I’ve been saying that for a long time. It’s a rigged system. And we don’t have the right people in there yet. We have a lot of great people, but certain things, we don’t have the right people.”
Trump also taunted his former campaign rival, fmr. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, wondering aloud if Clinton was “happy.”
“Is Hillary a happy person? Do you think she’s happy?” he said. “When she goes home at night, does she say, ‘What a great life?’ I don’t think so. You never know. I hope she’s happy.”
Trump also once again criticized former President George W. Bush’s decision to enter the Iraq War, even go so far as to joke about the former president’s intellect.
Here we are, like the dummies of the world, because we had bad politicians running our country for a long time,” he said.
Trump called the Iraq invasion “the single worst decision ever made” and said it amounted to “throwing a big fat brick into a hornet’s nest.”
“That was Bush. Another real genius. That was Bush,” Trump said sarcastically. “That turned out to be wonderful intelligence. You know? Great intelligence agency there.”
Trump continues to prove himself to be a national treasure as America’s current world record-setting biggest piece of shit in a suit.
President for life? If Special Counsel Robert Mueller finds criminal wrongdoing, Trump might be enjoying a slightly different title for life.
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