It’s only day four of the Donald Trump administration, and we have ourselves yet another moment from the department of “Wait, the people in his corner were really dumb enough to say this to a reporter?” This time it’s centered around Trump’s habit of blowing off the important stuff and staring at cable news all day instead, and the very real fear among his own people that he’ll continue doing so while in the White House instead of doing the job.
Straight out of a new article from Politico comes this bizarre eleventh paragraph which calls into question why Donald Trump even ran for president: “One person who frequently talks to Trump said aides have to push back privately against his worst impulses in the White House, like the news conference idea, and have to control information that may infuriate him. He gets bored and likes to watch TV, this person said, so it is important to minimize that.”
That’s right, not only are Trump’s aides afraid he’s going to watch TV all day instead of doing the job of president, they’re also afraid of delivering relevant information to him for fear that he’ll become infuriated. And people voted for this real life Beavis and Butt-Head character?
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report