The White House has scheduled Trump’s first foreign trip so that he would have no time to get on Twitter. In other words, the White House is treating Trump like a child and managing his Twitter time while he is overseas.
Trump’s relatively successful swing through the Middle East was due to the fact that, for the most part, he didn’t get in his own way. It was also the result of months of careful planning. A decision was made early on to visit a part of the world where Trump is venerated and feared, and to pack his schedule so that he mostly stayed on message and, according to one aide, “didn’t have time to tweet.”
It should be noted that the foreign trip was the baby of Trump’s son in law Jared Kushner, so it is no surprise that he would be doing everything in his power to keep him off Twitter. However, what the intentional scheduling of Trump’s time points to is that the President Of The United States can’t be treated like an adult. He has to be managed like a small child. If the President is left alone with time on his hands, he is going to grab his phone and start blasting out insane tweets.
Trump can’t be trusted to tweet, which is why he shouldn’t be trusted with health care, decisions of war and peace, the economy, or the nuclear codes.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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