by Itunuoluwa Adebo
President Trump warned graduating Coast Guard cadets, Wednesday that life is unfair.
Trump said “Over the course of your life, you will find that things are not always fair. You will find that things happen to you that you do not deserve and that are not always warranted.”
This comes in the wake of what has fast become a National situation, after the New York times alleged that the president asked former FBI Director James Comey to drop an investigation into ex-national security adviser Michael Flynn during an Oval Office meeting in February.
The report came just a day after another damaging Washington Post story alleging that the president disclosed classified during last week’s Oval Office meeting with Russian officials.
Both stories hit Washington as the White House continued to struggle to defend the president’s abrupt firing of Comey last Tuesday. But while Trump’s aides have scrambled to craft the appropriate messaging strategy to deal with the fallout, the president seemed to hint at how he plans to move forward.
“You have to put your head down and fight, fight, fight. Never ever, ever give up,” he told the cadets, echoing what he told Liberty University graduates last weekend. “Things will work out just fine.”
His “advice,” as he framed it, took a personal turn when he brought media coverage of his administration into the mix, boldly declaring that no politician has ever been treated as badly or unfairly as he has.
The audience burst into laughter at his statement, “Look at the way I’ve been treated lately, especially by the media.”politician in history and I say this with great surety, quality has been treated worse or more unfairly.”