Donald Trump, special snowflake

Conservatives love to mock liberals as "special snowflakes" who are too delicate to face reality. But now we know who the most special snowflake of all is.

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In the days after the 2016 election, some conservatives began mocking liberals expressing their distress as "special snowflakes," so delicate and tender that they needed to retreat to their "safe spaces" where the world's cruel realities wouldn't intrude on them. But now we know who the most special snowflake of all is, the one whose feelings are so fragile that he must be nestled within a supportive cocoon lest he fall to pieces. I speak of course of the president of the United States, who exists in a floating safe space that is never quite safe enough.

Just look at the bizarre press conference he held on Wednesday with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel. As has become his habit, Trump bypassed the major news organizations to take questions only from conservative outlets, in this case one from the Christian Broadcasting Network and one from Townhall, whom he knows won't be mean to him. And when the subject of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn came up, Trump was all bitterness and resentment — not at Flynn, but at the news media and the intelligence agencies. Keep in mind as you read this that Trump himself supposedly fired Flynn for his misconduct in lying to members of the administration about his discussions with the Russian ambassador:

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