President Donald Trump reportedly told the authors of a new book that he is "far greater than Ronald Reagan", and if he only had a different name, conservative Republicans would openly agree.
The president told the authors of "Trump's Enemies: How the Deep State is Undermining the Presidency" — his allies Corey Lewandowski and David Bossie — that he would be considered the greatest president in U.S. history if his name weren't Trump.
“The amazing thing is that you have certain people who are conservative Republicans that if my name weren’t Trump, if it were John Smith, they would say I’m the greatest president in history and I blow Ronald Reagan away,” Trump said, according to the Washington Examiner.
What are the accomplishments that Trump believes would blow Reagan out of the water?
Trump reportedly pointed to his judicial nominees, "environmental stuff" and his regulation cuts in making the claim.
"If you said that conservative president John Smith did that, they would say he’s the greatest president. Far greater than Ronald Reagan,” Trump is quoted saying.
According to the book, Trump also spoke one of his favorite issues: the "fake news" media.
The president quantified how much of the media is "totally corrupt", telling the authors it's 85 percent.
"But people have no idea how false and corrupt much of the media is," he said. "When you read some of these stories, you pick up The New York Times, and they don’t call you for sources. They’ll say, ‘sources say,’ and there are no sources."