Trump misquotes NY Post column, touts his 'consensual presidency'

Trump misquotes NY Post column, touts his 'consensual presidency'

President TrumpDonald John TrumpThorny part of obstruction of justice is proving intent, that's a job for Congress Obama condemns attacks in Sri Lanka as 'an attack on humanity' Schiff rips Conway's 'display of alternative facts' on Russian election interference MORE on Sunday night shared a misquoted excerpt from a New York Post column praising him and his presidency.

The column by Michael Goodwin, who is reportedly friendly with Trump, is headlined “We’re still better off with Trump than Clinton." The column notes Trump’s “missteps” since taking office but states “there has never been a day when I wished Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonThorny part of obstruction of justice is proving intent, that's a job for Congress Nadler: I don't understand why Mueller didn't charge Donald Trump Jr., others in Trump Tower meeting Kellyanne Conway: Mueller didn't need to use the word 'exoneration' in report MORE were president." The column also says of Trump: "His is turning out to be an enormously consequential presidency."

Trump tweeted out part of the column on Sunday night, leaving out the mention of his “missteps” and misquoting the word “consequential.”


“His is turning out to be an enormously consensual presidency. So much so that...there has never been a day that I wished Hillary Clinton were President. Not one,” Trump tweeted.

“Indeed, as Trump’s accomplishments accumulate, the mere thought of Clinton in the W.H., doubling down on Obama’s...failed policies, washes away any doubts that America made the right choice. This was truly a change election, and the changes Trump is bringing are far-reaching and necessary.”

Trump then thanked Goodwin and encouraged followers to “please read entire column” before placing Goodwin’s email at the end of his tweet.

Trump later deleted those tweets and replaced them with tweets with the correct and full quotes, including the word "consequential" and the mention of the "missteps."





Goodwin's column celebrates the end of "Bannonism" after Trump attacked former chief strategist Stephen Bannon for his comments in Michael Wolff's new book, "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House."

The columnist goes on to imagine what Hillary Clinton's administration would have been like if she had become president, claiming she wouldn't have made some of Trump's most prominent policy moves, like recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

"These are just some of the many reasons why a Trump presidency, chaos and all, continues to be the course correction America needed. Here’s hoping, then, that the latest predictions of his demise, like all those that came before, turn out to be premature," Goodwin writes.

Trump's presidency has faced intense resistance from Democrats and critics, with a majority of Democratic lawmakers opposing most of his legislative goals and policies.

Trump also came under fire during his presidential campaign after the infamous "Access Hollywood" tape emerged, in which he is heard bragging about groping and kissing women without their consent.

This story was updated at 10:33 p.m.