Donald Trump has never had the greatest relationship with the concept of truth or factual information, as we’ve seen over the years with his obsession with President Obama‘s birth certificate and basically every other thing that’s ever come out of his mouth. But one thing he does do better than anyone else is self-aggrandizement.
It all started innocently enough with some withering Trump fan fiction, an occasional habit of writer David J. Roth.
Sportswriter David Roth tweeted a series of jokes about Donald Trump, including tweets like “Too many people these days don’t care about winning. I call them losers.”
Roth concocted this satirical quote of Donald Trump and wrote, “I was never one who looked at success as bad. For me, success was always good. I loved it, and still do.”
Now all these tweets would have gone unnoticed had it not been for Donald Trump who tweeted these quotes as his and sent them out from his account.
So basically, what we have here is Trump searching for him on the net, finding a quote attributed to him that he did not ever say and then passing it off as his own.
However David Roth, the man behind all this, later explained his interest in Trump’s online voice, which he describes as stupendously vain and stupendously petty, and not at all like anyone else on twitter.