US President Donald Trump has reportedly told the same story about his Israel policies four times, changing the main character in the plot, The Washington Post has concluded. The outlet made a compilation of the POTUS’ public appearances in which he praised his withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan Of Action (JCPOA) in 2018 as the “biggest thing" for Israel, citing his Jewish acquaintances.
On at least four occasions over the past three months, President Trump has told the same story about his Israel policies featuring a different person each time.https://t.co/9Yai5xbh6u pic.twitter.com/Gscgskw3Og— The Fix (@thefix) December 13, 2019
The plot of these four stories was the same and described a conversation between Trump and a Jewish friend of his about his recent moves in the Middle East. In each version, the billionaire-turned-commander-in-chief asked his interlocutor what was more important, acknowledging Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights or moving the US Embassy to Jerusalem and recognising it as the capital. The response was “neither”, as what Trump had done with Iran was described as “more important”.
Some immediately branded the anecdote a fantasy.
It's part of a narcissistic fantasy he's made up about his presidency to help him feel better about what he's doing. Very similar to this fantasy.... https://t.co/GYhnCQLYH2— Joe (Human Scum) Mills ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ 🇺🇸 (@JoeMill73489060) December 15, 2019
Probably never happened!— Steven peterson (@LongBoatSteven) December 14, 2019
Makes you wonder is this was an actual conversation at all. Are we tired of being lied to yet?— Robert Rutledge (@3RRutledge) December 13, 2019
Others offered him a way to avoid such gaffes in the future.
#DonaldJTrump should produce that Jewish Friend(s) or stop telling the same story.— virgiliocorrado (@virgiliocorrado) December 13, 2019
There were those, however, who believed that all four stories might be true, suggesting that the president is “self-fixated”, so he could have asked all of them the same question.
The possibility could also be that he asked ALL these guys the same question because he is so self-fixated he can't help talking about his most recent "triumph" and bolstering himself to everyone he buttonholes. Either way it is either narcissism or forgetfulness or both.— christina m. brooks (@runewarrior) December 14, 2019