The ‘Education’ of Donald Trump According to Politico
The ‘Education’ of Donald Trump According to Politico
Three writers from Politico have gifted us with an article entitled “The Education of Donald Trump”. The writers are Josh Dawsey, Shane Goldmacher and Alex Eisenstadt, two of whom met with the President in the Oval Office. It is clear that these writers did not educate themselves on the President for this lengthy article. Indeed, it seems they could have written much of it without ever setting foot on White House grounds.
The following quote is from a UPI article October 10, 1981:
In the other story, the Wall Street Journal reported a private discussion about political and governmental affairs among a group of prominent Democrats at the home of Mrs. Averell Harriman had been taped in September.
According to the story, former Defense Secretary and Democratic presidential adviser Clark Clifford called President Reagan ‘an amiable dunce’ whose policies will be ‘a hopeless failure.’
President George H. W. Bush is known for two things: “Read my lips, no new taxes,” and throwing up in the lap of the Japanese Prime Minister.
The Mirror UK from January, 2009 has this gem about George W. Bush:
Perhaps the great mystery of George Bush is this: he was not only stupid, but empty.
The very worst forces of America – warmongers, religious nutters, and raving nationalists – swarmed around him and painted their fantasies on his blank canvas.
It is without doubt that Democrat Presidents walk into the office of the President of the United States with god-like qualities. Democrat presidents pronouncements are drops of golden wisdom splashed on the ignorant unworthies in flyover country who are unable to appreciate the greatness of these men.
What did the writers glean about the education of Donald Trump in his first 100 days in office?
1. Being President is harder than he thought (read that with a whiny tweenage voice):
Finally, he rattled off the biggest hits of his first three months and promised more to come.
It was classic Trump: Confident, hyperbolic and insistent on asserting control.
But interviews with nearly two dozen aides, allies, and others close to the president paint a different picture – one of a White House on a collision course between Trump’s fixed habits and his growing realization that this job is harder than he imagined when he won the election on Nov. 8.
2. Trump is an old man with fixed habits and ideas:
Trump remains reliant as ever on his children and longtime friends for counsel. White House staff have learned to cater to the president’s image obsession by presenting decisions in terms of how they’ll play in the press. Among his first reads in the morning is still the New York Post. When Trump feels like playing golf, he does — at courses he owns. When Trump feels like eating out, he does — at hotels with his name on the outside.
Now, I am just an ignorant flyover girl, but why would I go to places I didn’t own to eat or play golf, if I owned restaurants and golf courses? Anyone?
3. Donald Trump is stupid:
Trump seemed, at first, not to even understand the scope of his health care failure. He called reporters and spoke about moving on. Top-level aides bragged about his good mood. “No bullshit, I think he’s actually pretty comfortable with the outcome,” a senior White House official crowed.
Um, because the Wharton School of Business accepts and graduates stupid people. Yeah, that’s it.
4. Donald Trump is really, really stupid:
But they’re learning. One key development: White House aides have figured out that it’s best not to present Trump with too many competing options when it comes to matters of policy or strategy. Instead, the way to win Trump over, they say, is to present him a single preferred course of action and then walk him through what the outcome could be – and especially how it will play in the press.
“You don’t walk in with a traditional presentation, like a binder or a PowerPoint. He doesn’t care. He doesn’t consume information that way,” said one senior administration official. “You go in and tell him the pros and cons, and what the media coverage is going to be like.”
In my humble opinion, the only people who like Power Point presentations are really, really stupid people. People who are quick on the uptake don’t need binders or Power Point presentations. If I were armed, I would shoot anyone who tried to Power Point me.
5. Trump is a Russian puppet:
The darkest cloud shadowing the West Wing has been continuous questions about the Trump campaign’s connections to Russia.
The FBI director testified he is investigating Trump associates for possible collusion with a hostile foreign power, Trump’s first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, resigned over his interactions with the Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak and Attorney General Jeff Sessions ultimately had to recuse himself from his own department’s investigation after he failed to disclose his own conversations with Kislyak.
“If we have a good day, then within 48 hours there’s a Russia story,” said another senior administration official. “That’s just how it works.”
Yeah, funny how that works. Trump does something great and the media and the Democrats collude to insert a Russia story.
This story of “The Education of Donald Trump” was written before the reporters even got the call to go to the White House. It’s been the same story for the last thirty plus years. Yawn and snore. Thank me. I read the article so that you don’t have to read it. You are welcome.