December 19, 2016

15 Things Trump Apparently Does—and Does Not—Have Time For @alternet

15 Things Trump Apparently Does—and Does Not—Have Time For @alternet:
"13. Does have time to: Go on a 'victory tour' around the country. Just after Trump’s win, the New York Times ran a feature that included this: “[Trump’s] aides say he has also expressed interest in continuing to hold the large rallies that were a staple of his candidacy. He likes the instant gratification and adulation that the cheering crowds provide, and his aides are discussing how they might accommodate his demand." Staffers may have been concerned there wasn’t really much time for those rallies, considering Trump was so unprepared for his job Obama reportedly had to explain to him—this horrible orange nightmare who launched his political career by perpetuating a racist lie to undermine Obama's presidency—what be president entails. But like he has so many times before, Trump cobbled together the hours and minutes, and is currently in the midst of needless "thank you" tour around the country. He found the time the same way anyone might—by doing a half-assed job at something else. In this case, leading the country. 14. Does not have time to: Attend daily intelligence briefings. You do not have to make time for things you already know about, and Trump has said he already knows more than anyone else in the world about the U.S. military, ISIS and “the horror of nuclear.” This is why Trump doesn’t need to waste time with boring intelligence briefings every day—not when there are tweets to be sent and SNL to be rage-watched. Trump told Christopher Wallace recently that he doesn’t need to hear about the national security situation every day because he’s “like, a smart person.” Instead, his motto is, “Call me if something changes.” Which is just a really fantastic attitude for a president to have. Like, the best."