I could have run with a long winded GOT analogy and that, although it may have been self satisfying, would have been wasted literary calories. Oh, but the white walkers could have been the midterm elections!
There are so many facets to how baffling it is that Donald Trump was elected to be our president. He possesses so many disqualifying attributes. Not the least of which is that he clearly knows nothing about governance and has no desire to learn.
“He said in a series of interviews that he does not need to read extensively because he reaches the right decisions “with very little knowledge other than the knowledge I [already] had, plus the words ‘common sense,’ because I have a lot of common sense and I have a lot of business ability.”
Trump has done exactly one solo press conference since becoming President. As you might imagine, that’s a record.
Trump is referring to: “Last Friday, after two days of unusual engagement with the White House press corps, Trump promised to hold a “pretty big press conference” at the White House on Monday. But the White House didn’t set up any press conference. Instead, he gave a hastily-arranged speech without answering any questions.”
It’s not a great difficulty to understand why Trump prefers his pep-rallies to press conferences. There is a vast difference between delivering ad-lib crowd pleasers and being held accountable for one’s own words and actions. The idea that Trump might be begged for substance and thoughtful articulations of platform is probably as frightening to Trump as the sight of an opened book.
Here is he latest “interview” by his fellow softball league members, Fox news:
Come on. How can it be that we don’t see he has no idea what he’s talking about? Aside from this continual fallacy about the US business tax rates (effective tax rates are what they pay after available deductions, not the goddamn line tax rate!) He has three soundbites rattling around in his head: One guy is in the hospital so we can’t pass the bill, 51 votes- you can’t get 60 because: filibuster, and block grants. He repeats the same soundbites over and over again in lieu of actually saying anything. Sad : (
I pray that if he ever has a press conference again, that the fourth estate won’t ask him about the latest stupid thing he said, but instead ask him about policy. He loves that everyone chases the controlled, ridiculous narratives. Ask him something like:
If you are able to get healthcare reform on the agenda again with congress, Will you support the idea of state block grants based on current state revenues or a per capita, across the board flat number? and also, would you adjust the block grants for fluctuations in state revenue and consider adjusting for actual medicaid enrollment or again grant just a flat rate, block grants and why?
Don’t ask him about NFL protests, for the love of God.