New York Times journalist thinks it’s a scandal that Trump sought public office for fame

The recent tone of mainstream media coverage would leave one to think that the “Fake News” finally has Donald Trump cornered, but his foes in the press remain obsessed as always with phony “bombshells.”

The left-wing media are pouncing on a “candid admission” from Trump to New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman that he ran for the presidency because he likes fame.

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It’s no secret that Trump’s got an ego — he has joked about it often — and many of his supporters will readily concede that he’s hardly the picture of virtue.

But an excerpt from Haberman’s upcoming book — just the latest contribution in an endless series of anti-Trump tracts — makes much of Trump’s comments on his motivations for seeking public office.

Trump told Haberman that he often gets asked whether he regrets running for president, given the constant headaches he has endured from the left. Looking back on the Russian collusion hoax that effectively kneecapped his term, Trump said he was forced to do “two jobs when I was president, running the country and survival.”

Despite all of the nonsense he faced from his enemies, Trump said he would do it all again because he has rich friends who are obscure despite their wealth.

“The question I get asked more than any other question: ‘If you had it to do again, would you have done it?’” Trump said. “The answer is, yeah, I think so. Because here’s the way I look at it. I have so many rich friends and nobody knows who they are.”

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Haberman called Trump’s remark “as jarring as it was ultimately unsurprising.” Because Joe Biden is such a noble statesman, right?

Despite the banality of Haberman’s observations, Trump did make some interesting comments to her about the course of his tumultuous four years.

Trump leaves an impression of having been blindsided by just how crooked the “Swamp,” which he pledged to drain, would really be — telling Haberman that he expected more support from establishment Republicans as he faced the left’s constant conspiracies and smears.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is a “piece of [expletive],” Trump said, adding that he regrets endorsing Senator Ben Sasse (R-AK) for re-election. Sasse went on to vote for Trump’s impeachment.

“Like a schmuck, I went along with it,” Trump said.