Trump's own fan confronts him about being a bully. He complains about being 'treated worse than Lincoln' (VIDEO)
President Donald Trump took a phone call from Caroline Perkins, a retired nurse, during his virtual town hall event on Sunday in front of the Lincoln Memorial.
She wanted to know why he was such a "bully," and was concerned about his "manner and presentation."
"Why do you use descriptive words that could be classified as bullying?" she asked the president live on television. What's interesting is she's actually a supporter of Trump and wasn't trying to offend him.
As soon as the camera panned over to Trump's face, you could see his expression - he looked very uncomfortable, like he'd rather complain or hurl insults but didn't want to upset one of his own.
He said very awkwardly: "I think I like that question. I'm not sure but I appreciate it. Look. Look. Ugh...."
He then formulated a response: "I am greeted with a hostile press, the likes of which no president has ever seen. The closest would be that gentleman right up there (pointing to Abraham Lincoln). They always say nobody got treated worse than Lincoln. I believe I am treated worse."
Trump said he doesn't feel like he should be "kind" because "he'd be walked off the stage" by the big, bad, horrible press.
The fact that Trump said this at the Lincoln Memorial is pretty remarkable. He has made similar statements in the past in other locations.