To Trump, Size DOES Matter

Seriously, settle down, man.

Ego in the hands of a man who has been installed in the seat of leader of the free world can be a truly scary thing.

I’ve said it before, but it bears repeating: Whether 5 million or 5 people watched Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration ceremony, the end result was the same. He is the president.

The Washington Post reported on Thursday that Trump pressured members of the National Park Service to produce photographs of the inauguration crowd that would show numbers more in line with what he and his staff have been promoting.

Three individuals with the knowledge of the conversation told the newspaper that Trump called the acting National Park Service director Michael Reynolds on Saturday, and personally requested new aerial photographs.

According to the report, the president believed that other photographs of the event may prove his claim that there were more people at the inauguration than what was previously reported by the press.

Sources told the Post additional pictures that were subsequently sent to the White House did not substantiate Trump’s claim that about the size of the crowd.

So you would think that would be the end of it, but no.

Sources also suggest that Trump was not a happy camper with the National Park Service tweets that compared his inauguration crowd with that of Barack Obama’s in 2009.

The White House deputy press secretary spun the Saturday phone call by saying it was Trump’s management style to stay “accessible, and constantly in touch.”

“He’s not somebody who sits around and waits. He takes action and gets things done … That’s one of the reasons that he is president today, and Hillary Clinton isn’t,” Sarah Huckabee Sanders said.

Ok. That’s fine.

Just a word of caution, however.

Trump needs to learn to let the main thing be the main thing, and keep his ego in check. There is a lot going on in the world, and if this job is truly what he wanted, he needs to be about doing the business of a president, not chasing bragging rights.

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