In a desperate attempt to defend his father’s indefensible presidency, Donald Trump Jr. took to Twitter today to promote an article by the AP, tweeting “Trump has kept many promises during his first year in office.”
Trump has kept many promises during his first year in office https://t.co/LU3lQXzEEE
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) January 16, 2018
Trump’s eldest son either did not read the article or his bar is set egregiously low because – while it conceded that Trump kept his promises with regard to items like tax reform and “upending the lives of hundreds of thousands of immigrants” – the piece offered a full throated criticism of the president for his numerous failures and gaffes during what has amounted to a dismal first year in office.
The article slams Trump for having “fallen short on many measures” and having a “strikingly thin legislative record.”
A year in, Trump is no closer to making Mexico pay for a border wall than when he made supporters swoon with that promise at those rollicking campaign rallies of 2016.
His own administration’s sloppy start explains why none of the laws he pledged to sign in his first 100 days came to reality then and why most are still aspirational.
It’s possible that the Trump administration and family – which, despite assurances, have blended together – are so desperate for a “win” that they would endorse any writing rife with outright criticism so long as there is some buried, lukewarm praise they could cling on to.
To use his own words, that probably qualifies as “sad.”