Michael Wolff wrote a book, “Fire and Fury,” that alleges that the president of the United States is clueless about government and the issues of the day — among other things.
Donald John “Stable Genius” Trump Sr. responds that the book is crap; it’s fiction; it’s fake.
Then he convened an open-mic session in the White House to discuss immigration reform — and manages to demonstrate in real time the accuracy of Wolff’s description of Trump’s handling of affairs of state.
The man is clueless! Really! He doesn’t have a clue!
Trump said he’d sign whatever immigration bill the congressional leadership brought to his desk. Then came House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., to remind the president that, actually, he cannot make that promise.
Why? Because the GOP base won’t stand for just any old immigration bill, such as something that doesn’t include construction of a wall along our nation’s southern border.
This is deal-making? This is how the “art of the deal” gets done?
Margaret Carlson, certainly no fan of Trump, wrote this in the Daily Beast:
What the White House actually accomplished Tuesday is the opposite of what it set out to do—set the bar low and show a president carrying out presidential tasks competently. If this had been Trump at the first tee, he’d have shanked it 50 yards into the woods. Into the bargain, the White House staff took more mulligans than (Bill) Clinton ever did. Aside from giving in to his Democratic captors, all the king’s men couldn’t keep him from going off script to long nostalgically for the olden days of Jack Abramoff memorial earmarks.
Read the rest of Carlson’s essay here.
Wolff actually stated in “Fire and Fury” that the White House operates in a state of constant confusion, chaos and contradiction.
I believe we have seen a demonstrable example of what Wolff wrote.