Asked on Thanksgiving by reporters what he was most thankful for, President Trump said himself, saying, “I made a tremendous difference in this country.”

Otherwise, it was just another day of the president saying outrageous and bizarre things, including that “the world” was to blame for the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, not Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who, according to CIA analysis, ordered the killing. Trump said bin Salman hated the death more even than Trump. 


The Washington Post rounds up much more of the nuttiness, much of which came in a televised conference call with military officers around the world.

Dig Trump getting owned by a Navy officer:


He complained at length that a new Navy ship was using electromagnetic catapults to propel planes off ships. He said steam was better and was incredulous the military would consider otherwise. “Would you go with steam or would you go with electromagnetic? Because steam is very reliable, and the electromagnetic, unfortunately, you have to be Albert Einstein to really work it properly,” he asked.

“You have to be Albert Einstein to run the nuclear power plants that we have here, as well. But we’re doing that very well. I would go, sir, with electromagnetic,” the officer responded.

Meanwhile, the Post also reports that Jerome Corsi, a conservative author and promoter of conspiracies (he and Trump bonded over birtherism), is in negotiations with Robert Mueller’s team on a plea deal. Such a deal is thought to potentially put prosecutors closer to linking Trump or his advisers to the WikiLeaks putting out hacked Democratic emails.