Let’s see, with about 48 hours until the Trump team reaches the 100 days in office mark, what do they have to show for their efforts? It would appear the answer is:
But hey, maybe we should cut the Trump administration some slack, because according to a report from Politico, the Trumpers are just now discovering that this whole governing thing is really tough.
White House staffers have told Politico they’re stunned by how difficult it can be to get anything done in Washington. Guess that information hasn’t been publicized much where they live. One commented:
“I kind of pooh-poohed the experience stuff when I first got here. But this shit is hard.”
Another adviser to the alleged head of state said the job of keeping Trump focused is a full-time effort:
“If you’re an adviser to him, your job is to help him at the margins, to talk him out of doing crazy things.”
Also, be sure and keep the details to a bare minimum, one aide stressed:
“You don’t walk in with a traditional presentation, like a binder or a PowerPoint — he doesn’t care. He doesn’t consume information that way. You go in and tell him the pros and cons, and what the media coverage is going to be like.”
Translation: Dumb it down for the moron in the Oval Office.
And a senior official said merely getting some structure in place has been incredibly frustrating and led to lots of missteps:
“Everyone is concerned that things are not running that well. There should be more structure in place so we know who is working on what and who is responsible for what, instead of everyone freelancing on everything.”
So what exactly has the Trump team been doing in the first 100 days? Running around putting out self-created fires and whining about how tough it is to be in power. Hey, if it’s so difficult, maybe they, along with their boss, should step aside and let someone competent run things. Hillary Clinton is available.
This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org