‘I am a professional at technology,” President Trump told a pool of reporters on Thursday.

Suppress, if you can (for I cannot), the memory of Trump’s recent battle royale with an umbrella, and this claim still strains belief — even by Trumpian standards.

For one thing, I do not claim to be a professional at technology and can still confidently tell you I would never be mistaken for one by referring to myself as a “professional at technology.”

For another, [gestures broadly at Washington]. They don’t have those there.

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