Former President Donald Trump clearly isn't ready to let go of whatever spotlight he has left after he recently claimed he would beat former presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln in the event of a hypothetical election.
Presidents Washington and Lincoln were 2 of the most respected leaders in U.S history, so by Trump exclaiming he's up there with the best, well... it's a pretty bold statement to make.
Trump was the first president of the United States to be impeached twice but somehow, it hasn't knocked his confidence.
Trump made his remarkable remarks to Washington Post Journalists Philip Rucker and Carol Leonning for their new Trump-based book, Alone Can Fix It.
In “I ALONE CAN FIX IT," @CarolLeonnig and I journeyed deep behind the scenes to uncover the true peril of Trump's final year, based on interviews with the highest-level sources and Trump himself. We can't wait to share on July 20. You can get a copy here https://t.co/Lp9HMAWm4G pic.twitter.com/hVjheaEtLb
— Philip Rucker (@PhilipRucker) June 23, 2021
Trump reportedly boasted: "I think it would be hard if George Washington came back from the dead and he chose Abraham Lincoln as his vice-president, I think it would have been very hard for them to beat me."
But what made Washington and Lincoln such high regarded presidents?
Washington was a great leader from 1789 to 1797, understanding what had to be done, realizing that the new Constitution had to be made to work if democracy was to take root on American soil. He made it possible for the United States to grow.
Abraham Lincoln's vital role as the POTUS from 1861-1865 was preserving the Union during the Civil War and beginning the process that led to the end of slavery in the United States. A pretty remarkable leader...
Now, in the past, Donald Trump has claimed: "No president has ever done what I've done," referring to himself as a truly remarkable president. But this year, it was made clear that the statement could lie either way...
"No president has ever done what I've done" could actually mean: "No President has ever been crowned the worst president America has ever had." And to add to that, no president in history has ever been impeached TWICE.
He's also hinted that he might try to run again, and he even thinks he'd win!
What do you think of the former POTUS? Do you think he has a chance of being re-elected in the future?