Trump admits he made ‘mistakes’ during his first year in office - MRCAESAR.COM

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Trump admits he made ‘mistakes’ during his first year in office


"Everybody makes mistakes, but you have to learn from your mistakes," Trump said during the sweeping interview Wednesday.  (KEVIN LAMARQUE/REUTERS)
In a rare admission of error, President Trump acknowledged on Wednesday that he regrets parts of his first year in office.
"Everybody makes mistakes, but you have to learn from your mistakes," Trump told Reuters during a sweeping Oval Office interview. "Would I have done certain things differently? Yes. Do I want to talk about that? No, but I know what I would have done differently and who I would have chosen differently."
Trump did not clarify what he meant by choosing people differently and did not give any examples of his missteps but concluded that, all in all, he's happy about "the end result."
"We've done a good job. I think we're much more respected throughout the world," he said before taking a jab at the "unbelievably dishonest" media, which he regularly blames for deflating his supposed success.
The interview mainly focused on North Korea, with Trump complaining that Russia is not "helping us at all" in pushing back against the communist dictatorship's nuclear proliferation.
In one of the lighter parts of the interview, Trump addressed his recent physical exam and his doctor's recommendation that he starts exercising more.
"Most of us could lose a couple of pounds," said Trump, who's just one pound shy of being obese, according to his latest physical.

But Trump — who mainly eats fatty foods and carbs, according to his doctor — insisted that he gets plenty of exercise while he's hitting the links at one of his private golf clubs.
"I can play golf with a senator. I can play golf with people from Congress. At the same time I'm getting some exercise," the commander-in-chief said.
But Trump typically rides a golf cart while he's on the greens, and simply swinging a club every now and then likely won't satisfy his doctor's recommendations.
In terms of his diet, Trump mused that his White House chef should perhaps make his portions a bit smaller.
"And maybe we'll cut out some of the more fattening ingredients, and I am OK with that," he said.
Trump also addressed a recent White House meeting about immigrants from Caribbean and African countries.
Trump confers with White House Communications Director Hope Hicks (l.) and Press Secretary Sarah Sanders. (KEVIN LAMARQUE/REUTERS)
Meeting attendees — including some Republicans — have confirmed that Trump exploded with racist comments, questioning why people from such "shithole countries" as Haiti are allowed to "come here."
Trump has denied making the shocking slur and sang a much more immigrant-friendly tune during the Wednesday interview.
"I think you have great people from all countries," he said. "And I look at the individual and I want to bring in great individuals. I think much less about the country ... I want to bring in great people, great individuals."
Scores of politicians and civil rights activists did not believe Trump's "shithole" denial and used Monday's Martin Luther King Jr. holiday to blast the President as a "racist."
"It's embarrassing that this President comes from New York," Rev. Al Sharpton said during a Harlem event honoring Dr. King.


- ny news 

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