Trump Thought This was an Easy Job
Who knew this would be harder than running Trump Organization?
“President Donald Trump said Thursday he expected the presidency to be “easier” than his “previous life” as a real estate mogul.”
“I loved my previous life. I had so many things going,” the president told Reuters in a wide-ranging Oval Office interview. “This is more work than in my previous life. I thought it would be easier.”
Who knew it would be so hard? As Jon Oliver would put it Literally everybody!
@evilsax One does not need to be a "professional politician" to know that the presidency is "hard," but one DOES need to be a dope to think it's not
— Cheryl D. Clark (@cheryldavclark) April 28, 2017
The problem is Trump said this would be a piece of cake and lots of people believed him. In this same interview he casually talked about war with North Korea.
“In the interview with Reuters, Mr. Trump praised President Xi Jinping of China for his efforts to resolve the dispute over North Korea’s missile and nuclear weapons programs, but he cautioned that diplomatic efforts might fail.”
“There is a chance that we could end up having a major, major conflict with North Korea,” he said. “Absolutely.”
“Mr. Trump’s remarks came amid signs that North Korea might soon conduct another underground detonation at its Punggye-ri nuclear test site despite Mr. Trump’s warning not to do so. China has played a mediating role in the crisis, as Mr. Trump has urged Mr. Xi to use Beijing’s leverage with North Korea, a longtime ally, to persuade it not to conduct a test.”
“I believe he is trying very hard. He certainly doesn’t want to see turmoil and death. He doesn’t want to see it,” Mr. Trump said of Mr. Xi. “He is a good man. He is a very good man, and I got to know him very well.”
“In the interview, Mr. Trump actually offered some grudging praise for North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un.”
“He’s 27 years old. His father dies, took over a regime,” he said. “So say what you want, but that is not easy, especially at that age.”
“I hope he’s rational,” Mr. Trump added of Mr. Kim.
Banking on the rationality of Trump and Kim Jong-un.
Shadi Hamid who makes it his business to run Trump’s PR team sees this as ‘refreshing.’
It's refreshing to hear a politician admit he doesn't exactly know what he's doing. I'd prefer that to alternative of Trump lying about it
— Shadi Hamid (@shadihamid) April 28, 2017
He considers every criticism of Trump ‘petty.’ Like the fact that there was Russian collusion. This is also a petty concern in Hamid’s mind. The only non petty concern for Hamid is more bombs in the Middle East and Trump has come through on that one.
And Trump never lies. Remember Honest Abe? Now it’s Honest Donald.
The trouble is that he didn’t realize it was easy coming in. And a lot of people evidently believed it would be a peace of cake.
In the same breath as talking about a major conflict with nuclear North Korea Trump had time to brag about his alleged ‘historic win.’
“More than five months after his victory and two days shy of the 100-day mark of his presidency, the election is still on Trump’s mind. Midway through a discussion about Chinese President Xi Jinping, the president paused to hand out copies of what he said were the latest figures from the 2016 electoral map.”
“Here, you can take that, that’s the final map of the numbers,” the Republican president said from his desk in the Oval Office, handing out maps of the United States with areas he won marked in red. “It’s pretty good, right? The red is obviously us.”
Still trying to convince is of having the legitimacy he lacks and always will.
Trump now agrees with the majority of Americans: He wasn't ready to be president https://t.co/ROPuEfO4MD
— ?Jeffrey Levin ? (@jilevin) April 28, 2017
Finally we can all agree.
On the other hand, Yglesias makes an interesting point.
Trump isn't failing, he's stealing https://t.co/HZfOSgoQb1
— Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias) April 28, 2017
This is the Trump business model. He gets rich and his partners get left holding the bag. In this case, that’s us.
“Yet since his ascension to the White House, conventional wisdom has developed an odd tendency to describe his inability to make major legislative changes as an indication that his presidency is failing. It’s certainly true that Paul Ryan’s speakership of the House is failing, arguable that Mitch McConnell’s tenure as majority leader of the Senate is failing, and indisputably true that the Koch brothers’ drive to infuse hardcore libertarian ideological zeal into the GOP is failing.”
“But Trump isn’t failing. He and his family appear to be making money hand over fist. It’s a spectacle the likes of which we’ve never seen in the United States, and while it may end in disaster for the Trumps someday, for now it shows no real sign of failure.”
Meanwhile, Bernie thinks the outrage is Obama got a paid speech out of office. Obama must take a poverty vow. While the Trump family cashes in while in office.
P.S. As we saw in my poll out last week, the long awaited poll results are in, and right now I’m just 11 points down vs. Peter King (GOP-NY-District 2). And the voters don’t even know who I am yet.
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