Trump’s â€œadult day careâ€ is more truth than fiction: report – Salon
Sen. Bob Corker’s hilarious description of the White House as an â€œadult day careâ€ may be more accurate than anyone originallyÂ conceived. Speaking with 18 White House sources, The Washington PostÂ reported Monday that President Trump’s staff have taken extraordinary measures to ensure he does not unravelÂ â€” or start World War III.
The current tactic of White House staffers is to play “rope-a-dope” with their boss, according to the Post. The goal is: delayÂ a given policy decision in the hopes that Trump will reconsider or forget the deadline for his final verdict.
â€œIf the president wanted to do something that I thought could be problematic for him, I would simply, respectfully, ask him if we could possibly wait on it and then reconsider,â€ Sam Nunberg, who briefly worked on the Trump campaign in 2015, told the Post. â€œAnd the majority of the time he would tell me, â€˜Letâ€™s wait and reconsider,â€™ and I would prepare the cons for him to consider â€” and he would do what he wanted to do. Sometimes he would still go with the decision I may have disagreed with, and other times he would change his mind.â€
The Post revealed that Trump’s impulsive tendencies have led to an environment where staffers have had to play a game in order to channel his erratic energy.
H.R. McMaster, the presidentâ€™s national security adviser, for example, has frequently tried to create a smokescreen before Trump’s policy decisions, consultingÂ with his team in order to come up with better, alternative solutions before the president announces his verdict, the Post reported.
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