This is why electing an “outsider” is a bad idea — Trump has no idea what to do. A man who cannot control himself on Twitter, who bills himself as a success but whose companies have declared bankruptcy six times, and who just hired a white supremacist to his staff – this is who is in charge now.
Help Me, Barack Obama – You’re My Only Hope
President-elect Trump and President Obama met at the White House on November 10. All reports state that the meeting was cordial, and, in fact, what was supposed to be a 15-minute meeting turned into more than two hours.
Looks like there might be a reason for that. It sounds like Trump was getting a crash course in running the most powerful country in the world.
According to the Wall Street Journal:
“During their private White House meeting on Thursday, Mr. Obama walked his successor through the duties of running the country, and Mr. Trump seemed surprised by the scope, said people familiar with the meeting. Trump aides were described by those people as unaware that the entire presidential staff working in the West Wing had to be replaced at the end of Mr. Obama’s term.
‘After meeting with Mr. Trump, the only person to be elected president without having held a government or military position, Mr. Obama realized the Republican needs more guidance. He plans to spend more time with his successor than presidents typically do, people familiar with the matter said.'”
So Trump was “surprised by the scope” of the job. So many of us on the left (and, to be fair, many on the right, as well) said he had no idea what he was getting into. Looks like we were correct all along.
The chances that he will infuriate the world community, plunge our economy into total bankruptcy, and perhaps start World War III with a 3 a.m. rage-tweet just went up tenfold.
And he’s delegating responsibilities to a white supremacist.
As Abigail Tracy wrote for Vanity Fair:
“The stakes for Obama couldn’t be higher.”
All of a sudden, that meme isn’t so funny anymore.