Accused of having a temper tantrum at a White House the day before, President Donald Trump did what anyone trying to prove their serenity would do: He put together a press conference during which he asked five aides to attest to his calmness.
On Thursday afternoon, Trump hosted a group of American farmers at the White House to tout his administration’s $16 billion aid plan for farmers afflicted by his ongoing trade war. But after singing their praises and promising relief to come, he quickly turned to the matter most clearly on his mind—reports that he’d lost his cool at a meeting with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi the day before.
“Because I know they will always say that [I was angry]… I was so calm… I walked into the Cabinet Room, you had the group, Cryin’ Chuck, Crazy Nancy… She’s lost it,” the president insisted on Thursday. For good measure, he later reiterated that he was an “extremely stable genius.”