Trump Is ‘Compiling’ His Own List of Accomplishments Because No One Else Will

President Donald Trump is compiling a "long and beautiful" list of his accomplishments from his first year in office, because he's unhappy that the "Fake Mainstream Media" doesn't give him enough credit.

In a Friday-morning tweet, the president complimented Charlie Kirk, a conservative activist who founded Turning Point USA, a controversial organization for conservative students. Kirk appeared on Fox & Friends on Thursday night to praise the president's time in office as "historic." 

Trump did not offer any further details on the purpose of the list or when and where it would be published. 

His praise for Kirk comes just one day after The New Yorker published an article that uncovered racist messages among top Turning Point USA staffers.

“I hate black people. Like fuck them all ... I hate blacks. End of story," wrote former Turning Point USA employee Crystal Clanton in a text message to another staffer during the 2016 presidential campaign. Clanton, who held the second-highest position in the organization, was praised by Kirk in his book published last year. Clanton and Kirk both deny claims that racial discrimination was tolerated at Turning Point USA. The New Yorker investigation also found evidence of the organization breaking the law by working with Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) during the GOP primaries. 

But the Trump family has expressed support for the group and for Kirk, both with the president's most recent tweet, and with Donald Trump Jr.'s ongoing friendship with Kirk. His frequent appearances on Fox News, one of the president's favored news outlets to watch daily, have brought his controversial opinions on everything from gender to the tax bill into focus.

Trump's call for more praise on his first year in office is not unusual for him. Just two days ago, he was tweeting about the lack of positive attention on the GOP tax bill, which he said was "meaningful" and deserved better reviews. 

"The Fake News is working overtime to follow the lead of their friends, the defeated Dems, and only demean," tweeted Trump. "This is truly a case where the results will speak for themselves, starting very soon."

After the tax bill passed in Congress, Trump was all smiles when lawmakers took turns laying on effusive praise for the president's role in bringing sweeping tax cuts to fruition. House Speaker Paul Ryan said the tax bill "could not have been done without exquisite presidential leadership," but it appears that Trump is seeking praise in the media, not just from his fellow Republicans.