As president, Trump is a sloth who is spending 4-8 hours a day laying in bed, watching TV, or tweeting.
The New York Times reported:
Around 5:30 each morning, President Trump wakes and tunes into the television in the White House’s master bedroom. He flips to CNN for news, moves to “Fox & Friends” for comfort and messaging ideas, and sometimes watches MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” because, friends suspect, it fires him up for the day.
Energized, infuriated — often a gumbo of both — Mr. Trump grabs his iPhone. Sometimes he tweets while propped on his pillow, according to aides. Other times he tweets from the den next door, watching another television.
People close to him estimate that Mr. Trump spends at least four hours a day, and sometimes as much as twice that, in front of a television, sometimes with the volume muted, marinating in the no-holds-barred wars of cable news and eager to fire back.
The reason why the presidency ages the person holding the office by ten years is because most presidents realize that their time in office is brief, and don’t want to waste a single moment. From watching television to playing golf, all Trump seems to be interested in is wasting time. Trump is frittering away his presidency by watching cable news and tweeting. He isn’t too interested in leading the country. He no knowledge or policy agenda.
Trump appears to be using the presidency as a prop for personal validation. The consistently insecure Trump constantly craves praise, but the more he fails, the less praise he gets. This dynamic has set into motion a vicious cycle where instead of governing, Trump lashes out at those who he feels like don’t give him the credit that he thinks he deserves.
The behavior of Donald Trump is that of a mentally broken person. Trump entered office not in the best shape mentally and emotionally. Republicans assured the country not to worry about it because they would guide Trump. Their guidance has been invisible, as Trump appears to be living in a fantasyland created by his own issues.
Trump isn’t leading. He’s tweeting, and his behavior is confirmation of why he should not be occupying the Oval Office.
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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