Estas loco, Senor Trump!
Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto is calling into question President Trump's most recent claims that the leader called him to praise his administration's work on the U.S.-Mexico border.
As Mr. Trump welcomed his new Chief of Staff John Kelly to the Cabinet table on Monday, Mr. Trump took time to applaud the work Kelly had done during his time leading the Department of Homeland Security.
"At Homeland, what he has done has been nothing short of miraculous," Mr. Trump said of Kelly.
He went on, saying, "As you know, the border was a tremendous problem and they're close to 80 percent stoppage. And even the president of Mexico called me -- they said their southern border, very few people are coming because they know they're not going to get through our border, which is the ultimate compliment."
But Nieto denies that ever happened.
In a statement released by the Mexican Foreign Ministry, Nieto "has not recently spoken to President Donald Trump over the telephone." (our emphasis)"Scout's honor!"
President Donald Trump told the Wall Street Journal that after his controversial speech at the Boy Scouts National Jamboree in West Virginia, the head of the Boy Scouts called him and told him it was the greatest speech that was ever made to them. But the organization told TIME they are unaware of any call from national leadership placed to the White House. (our emphasis)Steve Benen points to the multiple times when Rump has given himself plaudits for "great" or "historical" feats, none of which seem to pan out in, you know, Reality.
We have a disaster here that all too many in the media and politics are still not taking steps to abate. The longer this goes on, the harder it will be to recover from the destruction being wrought both here and abroad.