Thursday, February 16, 2017

Not Gonna Last

It is very simple. Trump appoints a real president - Pence, a chief of staff, whatever - to handle things daily and then Trump gets to go on teevee and babble and look crazy and everything hums along (horrifyingly, but still humming) in the background.

But that can't happen because he'll watch cable news and get mad.

Not sure how this is sustainable.

..and no one is smarter than he is.

WASHINGTON — President Trump, smarting from a series of crises, moved his surrogates aside on Thursday and assigned the rescue of his month-old presidency to the only spokesman he’s ever really trusted — himself.

For days, a frustrated and simmering president fumed inside the West Wing residence about what aides said he saw as his staff’s inadequate defense and the ineffectiveness of his own tweets. Over the objections of some top advisers who wanted to steer him away from confrontation, Mr. Trump demanded to face the media, determined to reject the narrative that his administration is sinking into chaos, scandal and incompetence.