|One of the best of a lot of online proposals that could really change his life if he wasn't so goddamned dumb. iPetitions: Give Trump a Military Haircut.|
Can't really agree. At some point, the distinction between saying false things with utterly reckless disregard for whether they're true while perhaps not knowing with absolute certainty they're false...and saying false things while certain they're false = distinction w/o meaning.— O. Aguabonita (@Oaguabonita) January 13, 2020
Remember when he told us health insurance was something you could get for $12 a month and start collecting when you retired? He literally doesn't know what health insurance is or that Medicare exists.— Scorned by the Rafical Left (@Yastreblyansky) January 14, 2020
He's never in his life paid a medical bill, he's got servants to do that. His managers take care of employee insurance and don't bother him about it and he doesn't ask. And he can't read and he only watches TV with value judgments in place of facts.— Scorned by the Rafical Left (@Yastreblyansky) January 14, 2020
He is completely unaware of issues and yet commentators keep talking as if he might come up with some kind of "plan". It just enrages me. Your dog knows more about the health care system than Trump does.— Scorned by the Rafical Left (@Yastreblyansky) January 14, 2020
I don't think they'd like if they knew how bad it is. They think he just disagrees with all the so-called smart people. They don't realize he doesn't have any idea what the attorney general or national security adviser does for a living or to find "my article 2".— Scorned by the Rafical Left (@Yastreblyansky) January 14, 2020
I thought that might really be a legitimate campaign idea. Dear Trump voter, you'd be a much better president than Donald Trump. I realize you don't have a lot of time to think about government, you're busy with real life, but that's why you'd be a better president, because there's a world you live in where you're smart and normal. Trump doesn't think about government and he's not busy with real life either! He's had no contact with real life for 40 or more years. Trump isn't smart or normal anywhere! He doesn't think about government because he doesn't have the ability.Trump can't even use a computer browser for fuck's sake! Flunkies have to print out tweets for him to read or he wouldn't see them. He's really, really stupid, not just contrary and lib-owning.— Scorned by the Rafical Left (@Yastreblyansky) January 14, 2020
Trump is that bad boss we've all had who tries to run the company without any idea of what the company does, stopping you from getting your work done and commandeering you into wasting your time making him look good:
That's what it's called in the one business he ever succeeded in, TV production, which is full of people like him, in it because they've got some money and want to spend time with famous people. Trump, as star of the Apprentice franchise, showed a certain amount of talent for the kind of performance required, which I assume (I never watched it) is a more restrained version of the same kind of moderately funny thing we see in the rallies and press availabilities, but as executive producer he was just a problem for everybody, making idiotic demands on people's time over trivialities, kibbitzing with the things he didn't understand and periodically throwing the whole enterprise into turmoil by changing the storyline at the last minute. That's pretty much how he functions in the White House:Really interesting concept. Trump isn't really a businessman president, he functions as executive producer of the presidency. https://t.co/AUXCYIrhsc via @politico I.e. a superfluous presence making life hell for director and writers without understanding what's going on— Scorned by the Rafical Left (@Yastreblyansky) January 14, 2020
He scrutinizes behind-the-scenes details of his television interviews, preferring to be shot in natural light and from the right side because he likes the way his hair looks from that angle.
He cares about how the back-and-forth parrying with the White House press corps looks on TV, sometimes directing camera crews to move to the right or the left for the best shot.He "likes the way his hair looks", that's pretty funny, I get that, but still, shouldn't he be thinking about war and peace, stuff like that? If it was your job wouldn't you spend more time finding out how to answer the questions they're going to ask?
“The president views the White House especially as the greatest backdrop on earth — no matter what the event is and no matter its relative significance. Even for more minor events, he wants to use the majesty of the White House to give himself a communications advantage,” said Cliff Sims, the former director of White House message strategy under Trump and author of the memoir “Team of Vipers.”
The president is known to pay close attention to how he looks and how an interview sounds. Once, before an Oval Office address, the president arrived hours earlier to tweak the lighting, according to a photojournalist in the press corps. The president has focused so much on lights at the White House that he asked for bright television lights, used in the East Room since at least the Carter administration, to be removed in favor of softer, natural light and the more flattering glow of chandeliers.
He’s also been known to stop and restart an interview if he’s interrupted, as he did once during an ABC News interview in the Oval Office when his chief of staff Mick Mulvaney coughed during filming.Of course some people have reasons for liking it:
That's important.— Scorned by the Rafical Left (@Yastreblyansky) January 14, 2020
Who could have predicted Beavis and Butt-head would get jobs on Wall Street when they grew up?— Scorned by the Rafical Left (@Yastreblyansky) January 14, 2020
They think it's funny because they're making money in any case. He's a sucker, and he's their sucker. You shouldn't think it's funny if your kid can't get a job paying better than $7.50!
It has consequences! If you, Trump voter, were president and wanted to restrict food stamps in some way and your people told you the plan was going to cause serious hunger for your own voters, hillbillies in West Virginia who can't find work to meet work requirements because there isn't any, you'd see that as a problem, but Trump doesn't:
If you didn't understand what import taxes are (you probably understand them better than Trump does) and your advisers told you carrying on your little war with China was going to throw thousands of farmers and factory workers in your most important states out of work, you'd hesitate!This is sad, yet they'll continue to vote for repubs, so my sympathy is low. They have to, at some point, realize they're only hurting themselves— Tracie #resists Ⓥ 🐘 (@TDEMomof3) January 13, 2020
‘We can barely eat’: West Virginia offers a chilling preview of Trump’s food stamp restrictions https://t.co/2pn5fzu3mm
Donald Trump's trade war tariffs reduced employment at U.S. factories and hiked prices, Federal Reserve study finds https://t.co/hCI3x6Ru1Q— Newsweek (@Newsweek) December 28, 2019
Link to Navarro at @WSJ : https://t.co/Nx39ZNyZnC— 𝙱𝚛𝚢𝚊𝚗 𝚁𝚒𝚕𝚎𝚢 (@FreeTradeBryan) January 14, 2020
Link to report on farm bankruptcy/suicides by @SandHillInsight @Forbes: https://t.co/eDv2H4ZQ40
This is happening because Trump is stupid, not ignorant like you and me but stupid, and won't take advice from his own staff!
Another case of Trump's vast ignorance. Doesn't see anything wrong with having his feelings override law. He literally doesn't know that's a problem.— Scorned by the Rafical Left (@Yastreblyansky) January 14, 2020
Maybe you don't think that's a big deal but it's because he's like that that Kim Jong-un manipulates him like you can manipulate a toddler with a bag of Gummie Bears...