Trump Admits His Mistakes From First Term

 July 18, 2023

Donald Trump doesn't do this often, but he has to clear the air.

Yes, he's willing to admit that he made some mistakes during his four years as America's president.

He started by referencing some of the people he chose to serve in his Cabinet.

"Is there is anything you could look back on in '16 that you think maybe you want to do differently?" Mario Bartiromo recently asked Trump.

"The mistake would be people," Trump said. "I mean, I wouldn’t have put a guy like Bill Barr, and he was weak and pathetic. I wouldn’t have put Jeff Sessions. And there are some people that I wouldn’t have put in. You know, most people were good, but I had some people, we had Esper. I didn’t like him. He was incompetent. I thought we had other people I didn’t like."

"Why did you put them in the job then?" Bartiromo asked.

"You put somebody in, and you think they are good," Trump responded. "All of a sudden, I’m the president of the United States, and it’s like a different society. I was New York, and, you know, it was a different thing. So, I didn’t know people. I became president. I’m riding down Pennsylvania Avenue with our first lady. I had 250 motorcycles. I had armies. I had everything. I said, do you believe it? We’re president. Take a look. This is wild, right? But I never was involved in that."

Trump concluded by saying that regardless of these difficulties, at least he kept his promise to "drain the swamp."

"I did drain the swamp," Trump concluded. "I fired Comey. I fired a lot of people. A lot of the people I had, I fired. I fired Comey very early. And, you know, there was a question as to whether or not you could. But I fired Comey. If I didn’t fire Comey, I don’t think I would have been able to serve out my term because that was a plot."

Bartiromo did not agree that Trump "drained the swamp" like he promised he would. Do you?

Let us know in the comments below.