r: When you say something damaging, you cannot erase it by simply saying "just kidding". This is something my adolescent son tries, and will likely eventually outgrow. It is a sign of immaturity and an avoidance of accountability. Trump truly believes he has never made any mistakes. Any time things don't work out for him, it is because of someone else failed. When he has truly blundered in his speech, he claims he was taken out of context, misunderstood, misquoted, or that he was joking. The role of the President is very much one of being a good statesman. The President speaks for the Country. Donald Trump is categorically unable to speak at a mature level. In fact, his speech reveals just how immature and insecure he truly is. After 13 months, Trump still hasn't grasped the impact of his statements. He is dangerous in this regard.