That tweet arrived shortly after the "Morning Joe" host Joe Scarborough had called attention to an Axios squirrel whose hours the White House leaked in the last four days suggested that Trump had spent 50 % of his day in "executive" time "- abbreviation for hours that include watching cable TV and tweeting.
Besides suggesting Trump is not as rich as he says he is, there's no easier way to unleash the President's anger that saying he simply does not work so hard Trump has long claimed that a) no one works more than he and b) his commitment to hard work is the reason for his success.
"People they often ask me the secret of my success, and the answer is simple: passion, attention and hard work " Trump tweeted in 2014
." Momentum continues all. "
And then this tweet of this month
: "I m Edia were able to get my work schedule, something very easy to do, but it should have been reported as a positive, not negative When using the term Executive Time, I generally work, I do not relax, indeed, I probably work more hours than any other past president … "
C & # 39; it is more. Much more. A search through the priceless Trump Twitter archive reveals more than four dozen examples of the phrase "hard work" in his tweets. Trump often uses the term to describe himself but also hatches it as a way to praise his allies (" Melania, our great and very laborious First Lady
") or sycophants ("Already number one on Amazon I work from a brilliant guy. And it's the true story of Rigged Witch Hunt! " Trump tweeted by Gregg Jarrett
The idea of Trump as the toughest guy out there is the larger story that he was telling himself – and everyone else – of his own life. To hear him say, Trump was more and more comfortable with blue-collar workers in his various projects rather than on boards with a group of executives. (This sentiment runs directly contrary to Trump's decision to make a reality television show centered around him in a suit and tie, but whatever.)
Trump as any man – or at least like the rare boy rich that understands the concerns of every man – it was a central theme for his campaign of 2016. And once won the White House, he and his helpers made sure to underline that he was grateful for the support of the workers and looked for them every day.
"I think that's where his head is, he's trying to look at those people who come to his rallies, who came to his events, that he met in person who are struggling and says" Mr. Trump, I'm working as hard as I can, I'm working twice, I work "I'm doing everything by following the rules, and I keep fucking myself," said former White House press secretary Sean Spicer in early 2017. "This is what he is fighting for. "
That's why Trump was overjoyed when a group of 18-wheelers were taken to the White House – so happy, in fact, that he jumped into one's booth and honked his horn.
It does not take a psychological degree to understand why Trump wants to be seen as a hard-working guy who is cool with the workers. He was a child of privilege. His father, Fred Trump, was rich. As the New York Times revealed, Fred Trump helped his son accumulate a huge fortune through a series of tax loopholes and other financial machinations.
Whether you like Donald Trump or you hate it, it's hard to prove that it's a rich to rich story that has overcome the many obstacles that have been thrown before him through hard work. And, presumed, in places where he does not like talking at parties, he knows. Hence the massive overcompensation when anything is raised that raises questions about his work ethic.
"The President is one of the hardest workers I have ever seen and he puts long and long days almost every day of the week, year," the White House presbyter Sarah Sanders recently declared. "It has been noted by journalists many times that they want it to slow down, because sometimes they have trouble keeping up with him."
Yes, yes, this is the ticket!