There were a number of instances in a new Donald Trump interview with the Associated Press where he was quite literally “unintelligible.” Not unintelligible in his usual way, where his terrible syntax makes it hard to understand what he’s trying to say. No, in this case, it was actually impossible to decipher what words he was using.
But Trump was perfectly clear about one thing: He’s pretty darn proud that his ratings on Face The Nation were “the highest…since the World Trade Center.” Yes, the president compared himself favorably to 9/11, a new low until he inevitably does something more craven. He was so gleeful about this that he even used a cutesy insult for the Sunday morning show while talking about how he’s just as popular as a terrorist attack that killed thousands of people.
On any, on air, (CBS “Face the Nation” host John) Dickerson had 5.2 million people. It’s the highest for “Face the Nation” or as I call it, “Deface the Nation.” It’s the highest for “Deface the Nation” since the World Trade Center. Since the World Trade Center came down. It’s a tremendous advantage.
This is not the first time that Trump has used 9/11 to bolster his own image. On the day of the the attack, he went on a radio program and inaccurately said that the towers falling made his building the tallest in downtown Manhattan. Meanwhile, John Dickerson will talk with Trump this coming Saturday, CBS announced yesterday. That interview will air on Sunday, April 30.