Trump: 'I'm Fighting a Battle, I Have a Lot of Forces Against Me'
President says getting things done more important than being presidential
President Donald Trump has argued his abrasive leadership style was more important than being 'presidential' because he is getting things done while fighting a "lot of forces."
“I’m fighting a lot of forces,” Trump said.
"Sometimes you don’t have time to be totally, as you would say, ‘presidential.’ You have to get things done.”
Trump commented during an ABC News town hall in Philadelphia where one voter asked if he won a second term would we act differently to unify the country.
“I’m fighting a battle. It’s a big battlefield, and I have a lot of forces against me,” Trump replied.
“I have the media, which I call the fake news because a lot of it is fake.”
Trump said the results of his first term spoke for themselves, inclduing care for veterans, assing tax cuts, creating Space Force, rebuilding the military, and appointing hundreds of federal judges along with two Supreme Court justices.
“Honestly, we move very fast, and I have to get rid of people fast because they’re not doing their job,” Trump said.
The president highlighted his results rather than being more presidential.
“The fact is, being presidential is easier than what I have to do, but I get things done,” Trump said.
One of Trump's most significant achievements was the historic peace deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, which helped earn him a Nobel Peace Prize nomination.
The historic peace agreement was announced last month, paving the way for full normalization of relations between Israel and the UAE.
The UAE becomes the third Arab country, after Egypt and Jordan, to have full diplomatic ties with the Jewish state, as per the deal.
Israel also signaled it was willing to explore business opportunities with the UAE after the deal went public.
Many Trump allies called for a Nobel in response to Trump's negotiations with North Korea.
Trump noted Barack Obama had won it, without really doing anything.