I love the way he punches back, missing some times but scoring enough to make it worth his (and our) while.

President Trump compared his record to that of former President Barack Obama while defending his new deal with Mexico to reduce illegal immigration, and in Trump’s opinion, it’s no contest.

Right. What’s he supposed to say? It’s a pretty good deal, with all its flaws? Come on. He’s in a no-holds-barred daily battle with his enemies. Great show, as usual calling out his opponents:

“If President Obama made the deals that I have made, both at the Border and for the Economy, the Corrupt Media would be hailing them as Incredible, & a National Holiday would be immediately declared,” Trump tweeted Sunday. “With me, despite our record setting Economy and all that I have done, no credit!”

Again, what’s he supposed to say? “I’m in disagreement with my friends in the New York Times”? Or “The ladies and gentlemen of the press see it their way, I see it mine”? With a stoical shrug? No thank you.

Latest? Said ladies and gents have a gotcha moment that warms hearts of their fans:

The comment came after Trump lashed out at the New York Times in a series of tweets for casting doubt on the breakthrough he claimed for his deal with Mexico to avoid tariffs and “stem the tide” of migrants on their way to the U.S. southern border. The Times disputed the credit he said he deserved, reporting that aspects of the agreement had already been agreed upon months before the president’s tariff threat.

High-fives in the news room. One step ahead, fellows and gals, one step ahead. Catch him wherever possible. Catch-and-release in next day’s paper team? What’s on for tomorrow? We owe it to our readers, eager for talking points.

Newsies yearn for their papier-mâché man Obama? So cool you wonder if he’s even alive — who stiffed them time and again, to the irritation of the DC press corps, but so what?

Now they have Trump out there for all to see, a real human being, and should be grateful.