During In an interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, President Donald Trump said that he’s been treated worse than President Abraham Lincoln ever was, according to ABC News.
Lincoln, who was President of the United States during the U.S. Civil War, was assassinated following the end of the war's hostilities.
“They do say Abraham Lincoln was treated really badly. I must say that's the one. If you can believe it, Abraham Lincoln was treated supposedly very badly. But nobody's been treated badly like me,” Trump told Stephanopoulos.
If anything, Trump has been treated much better than he deserves.
The current President has been implicated in obstructing an investigation into whether his campaign team coordinated with the Russian government in order to win in 2016.
In the first two-years of his administration, Trump brazenly and publicly violated what were once considered inviolable sections of the U.S. Constitution, in particularly its emoluments clause, which the Founders of the United States added to the constitution for the purpose of barring presidents from accepting money from foreign interests, something that Trump does regularly with his D.C. Hotel. The founders were suspicious of the motivations of outside powers, something that every president up to Trump seemed to understand implicitly.
Trump’s comments about Lincoln are not only reprehensible, but they also confirm many of the open suspicions about his character.