Donald Trump says he’s most thankful for himself on Thanksgiving

“Donald Trump says he is most thankful for himself on Thanksgiving as he spends the holiday weekend at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida,” as Newsweek is reporting.

“The president was on a phone call with members of the media and the military early Thursday morning when one reporter asked him what he was ‘most thankful for’ this year.

‘For having a great family and for having made a tremendous difference in this country,’ Trump responded. ‘I made a tremendous difference in the country. This country is so much stronger now than it was when I took office that you won’t believe it.’

“The president continued, adding, ‘And I mean, you see it, but so much stronger that people can’t even believe it. When I see foreign leaders, they say we cannot believe the difference in strength between the United States now and the United States two years ago. Made a lot of progress.’

“His response sharply contrasts what that of his Oval Office predecessor, former President Barack Obama, who said on Wednesday that he was thankful for the future ‘generation of leaders.’

“I am grateful for the next generation of leaders — the young people who are tolerant, creative, idealistic and doing the work to create the world as it should be. Who understand that hope requires action. From the Obama family to yours, Happy Thanksgiving,” Obama posted on Twitter.

“Obama’s comment came after the former president made a surprise appearance at a Chicago food bank, where he volunteered ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday.”

The rest of the article is here.

Author: jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website SierraCulture.com. Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for years, was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News, and was Editor of The Union, a 145-year-old newspaper in Grass Valley. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing and trout fishing.

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