Political commentator Michael Reagan told Newsmax TV he takes issue with President Donald Trump's insistence he is a better commander-in-chief than Ronald Reagan was.
Two days after Trump's comments were reported by the Washington Examiner, Michael Reagan was asked about them on "America Talks Live."
"He never blew Ronald Reagan out of the water on accomplishments," said Michael Reagan, who generally takes Trump's side on political issues. "Ronald Reagan was able to work with a Democratic Congress, get the largest tax breaks in American history passed, he made friends all over the world.
"To this day, he has friends all over the world that remember him."
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Reagan then took his argument further, saying presidents should not give themselves all the credit for their accomplishments, something Trump tends to do.
"I've always felt it's definitely wrong for the president of the United States to always point a finger back at himself like he's the greatest thing since sliced bread," Reagan said. "Ronald Reagan never did that. He never used the word 'I.' It was always 'we.' He gave credit to other people, and this president never gives credit to anyone but takes all the credit himself — which is part of the major problems that he has with likability.
"A lot of people don't like him, but they approve of the policies that he's put in place. . . . I like [Trump's accomplishments], I don't have to like him to like those."
In a new book, Trump is quoted to have said his accomplishments are far better than Reagan's.
"The amazing thing is that you have certain people who are conservative Republicans that if my name weren't Trump, if it were John Smith, they would say I'm the greatest president in history, and I blow Ronald Reagan away," he said.
Trump's most recent weekly job approval average calculated by Gallup was 38 percent, one point below his average of 39 percent and seven points below his high of 45 percent.
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