Donald Trump sure has some flattering friends.
During a televised town hall with Fox News’ Sean Hannity on Thursday, the president claimed a pal had told him he has to be “the most perfect person” because he was not brought down by the Russia investigation.
“Isn’t that true?” Trump asked a small audience packed with enthusiastic fans.
Check out the clip here:
"A friend of mine said, 'you have to be the most perfect person.' Isn't that true?" -- Trump pic.twitter.com/9OWptMZngV
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) June 26, 2020
Trump did not name the friend. But the praise certainly sits up there with the president’s own previous self-aggrandizing descriptions of himself as “an extremely stable genius” and “really smart.”
Trump has also in the past compared himself to a king.
People on Twitter inevitably took the president to task over the boast:
His friend must have been the guy who looks him back in the mirror every morning. pic.twitter.com/TZY9Hexrfw
— TJ Melon (@tj_melon) June 26, 2020
Even Sean had trouble with that answer. pic.twitter.com/EdUlThpMu2
— Mike Armstrong (@ArmstrongGN) June 26, 2020
This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.