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Trump's Morning Boast: I Am 'So Great Looking and Smart'

President disses Democratic rivals as he pushes social media summit with conservatives
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 11, 2019 7:21 AM CDT
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President Trump gestures as he walks to Marine One across the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, June 26, 2019.   (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

(Newser) – President Trump is inviting conservative social media celebrities to the White House Thursday for a summit to hear their complaints about alleged bias from the likes of Twitter, Facebook, and Google, reports USA Today. In a morning tweet, Trump said they'll be discussing the "the tremendous dishonesty, bias, discrimination and suppression practiced by certain companies," adding, "we will not let them get away with it much longer." Representatives from the companies were not invited. That tweet led to Trump starting a new Twitter thread in which he criticized the mainstream media and his 2020 Democratic rivals while praising himself as a handsome "genius."

"Could you imagine having Sleepy Joe Biden, or @AlfredENeuman99, or a very nervous and skinny version of Pocahontas (1000/24th), as your President, rather than what you have now, so great looking and smart, a true Stable Genius!" he wrote. (It's the not first time Trump has used the latter phrase to describe himself, and he also has likened Pete Buttigieg to the Mad Magazine figure Neuman.) Trump also made a joke about staying in office beyond two terms, writing that, "When I leave office in six years, or maybe 10 or 14 (just kidding)," the big "fake news" companies will go out of business. (A court just ruled that Trump cannot block his critics on Twitter.)

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