President Trump believes that his long list of achievements in office, many he says have been overlooked by conservative columnists, make him “far greater than Ronald Reagan” and believes he would be considered the greatest president in U.S. history if his name weren’t Trump.
The president made the claims to the authors of “Trump’s Enemies: How the Deep State is Undermining the Presidency,” his allies Corey Lewandowski and David Bossie. Lewandowski is Trump’s former campaign manager and Bossie is Trump’s former deputy campaign manager.
“The amazing thing is that you have certain people who are conservative Republicans that if my name weren’t Trump, if it were John Smith, they would say I’m the greatest president in history and I blow Ronald Reagan away,” Trump said, according to the Washington Examiner.
Trump reportedly pointed to his judicial nominees, “environmental stuff” and his regulation cuts in making the claim.
“If you said that conservative president John Smith did that, they would say he’s the greatest president. Far greater than Ronald Reagan,” Trump is quoted saying.
The president also claims that 85 percent of the media is “totally corrupt,” the Examiner reported.
“But people have no idea how false and corrupt much of the media is,” he said. “When you read some of these stories, you pick up The New York Times, and they don’t call you for sources. They’ll say, ‘sources say,’ and there are no sources.”