What was intended to be a dignified commencement speech honoring the hard-working graduates of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy on Wednesday became yet another Trump litany in which he went back and forth between congratulating himself for all of his great accomplishments and whining about how poorly he has been treated while in office:
You will find that things happen to you that you do not deserve and that are not always warranted. But you have to put your head down and fight, fight, fight. Never, ever, ever give up. Things will work out just fine.
After reminding everyone yet again that he won the election in November, President Narcissist expounded on all of the amazing things that he feels he has accomplished while in office—things like the confirmation of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court and allegedly slowing the number of illegal border crossings between the U.S. and Mexico. It remained unclear whether or not he considers more controversial items such as giving state secrets to the Russians and attempting to obstruct an ongoing FBI investigation among those accomplishments.
Trump went on to whine about the poor treatment he has received ever since winning the election, especially at the hands of the media:
Look at the way I’ve been treated lately, especially by the media. No politician in history — and I say this with great surety — has been treated worse or more unfairly.
*sheds single tear
Trump seems to feel that he is fighting some sort of righteous battle against his perceived adversaries and the mainstream media, and that anyone who challenges his actions is an enemy. His intimation to the graduates of the Coast Guard Academy was that the more righteous your fight, the stronger the opposition will be:
Never stop doing what you know is right. Nothing worth doing ever, ever, ever came easy. And the more righteous your fight, the more opposition you will face.
To paraphrase: “The more laws that you break the more those big meanies in the FBI and the fake media will come after you. Don’t let their negativity stop you from breaking the law and ignoring the Constitutional rights of those around you.”
Great speech, Mr. President. Way to make it all about you. Again.