Saturday, May 25, 2019

Man Baby Blues: Trump Staff Dreads Traveling Overseas With Toddler President

Mod: According to this Jonathan Chait column, life with the man baby president isn't especially easy. And like it is with most bawling infants, things get worse when you're stuck with him on a plane and can't escape.

Trump Staff Dreads Traveling Overseas With Toddler President (New York Magazine link): Traditionally, White House staffers cherish the opportunity to travel with the president overseas on Air Force One as a perk of their service. But traditionally, the president they are traveling with is not Donald Trump. CNN reports on the dread and horror that has overtaken the White House staff when duty calls upon them to accompany the 45th president. “It’s like being held captive,” one source reports.

The experience of overseas travel with Trump is almost exactly like traveling overseas with a poorly behaved toddler:

Trump won’t stop watching television. The screen-addicted president just keeps doing what he does at home, which is binge-watch TV for hours and get angry. The difference is that, on the plane, they can’t get away:

Trump will spend hours reviewing cable news coverage recorded on a TiVo-like device or sifting through cardboard boxes of newspapers and magazines that have been lugged aboard. He’ll summon sleeping staffers to his office at moments the rest of the plane is dark, impatient to discuss his upcoming meetings or devise a response to something he saw in the media.

Like at home, Trump’s method of governing is to see things on television that anger him and order his staffers to make them go away: “Trump has long insisted that he is treated unfairly by the news media, and if he sees something on television that bothers him — ‘which he invariably will,’ one official quipped — he instructs his staff to fix it, no matter if they are at the White House or flying over the Atlantic Ocean,” according to CNN.

On Trump’s Air Force One, the overnight is dark and full of terrors.

Trump won’t go to sleep. The president and First Lady are the only passengers equipped with lie-flat beds. Despite this, Trump resists his staff’s attempts to get him to go to sleep. Trump “will hold court for hours on end, despite staffers encouraging him to join first lady Melania Trump in the private cabin and get some rest,” the story notes. “He will not go to sleep,” reports a source. Unfortunately, Trump is well past the age at which pediatricians recommend sleep-training.

Trump does not like the TV in other countries. When he lands, rather than meet with foreign leaders, Trump heads straight to his hotel. He often complains about the lack of familiar television channels. “After he discovered to his displeasure on an early foreign trip that his beloved Fox News was not available in his foreign hotel, the White House Communications Agency arranged for a streaming service that would allow him to keep up with his favorite programs,” reports CNN. “He typically asks for multiple televisions in his room, depending on the size of the space, one source said.”

Trump also does not like the food in foreign countries. “Host governments worked to avoid presenting the President with food that might seem challenging, such as fish with the head still attached.” It probably seems unfair to Trump that he has to travel to all these different countries when none of them can make a hamburger as good as the ones he gets at home.

Trump does not like it when people are talking about non-Trump subjects. He is known to love meetings set up by foreign dictators that make him the subject of elaborate displays of flattery. (Trump “prefers trips where he is the guest of honor instead of the large summit meetings that comprise chunks of any US president’s calendar.”) He hates meeting with other democratically elected leaders, where he will have to listen to what other people want and possibly negotiate boring policy questions. (“At the yearly G7 and G20 gatherings, Trump has felt ganged up on by other leaders, according to administration officials.”)

The good news is that, if you can arrange to let Trump have his favorite food, his favorite television stations, and surround him with people who will talk incessantly about how much they love Trump, then the visit will be fine, until you get back to the plane and Trump starts to get upset at cable news again.

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41 comments:

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    1. A Single Scandal Sums Up All of Trump’s Failures
      The president has been intervening in the process of producing a border wall, on behalf of a favored firm.

      https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/05/trump-border-wall-contractor/590242/

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  2. Scarborough Says People Close To Trump Worry He's 'Pre-Dementia'
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  3. British paper reporting there will be NO golden carriage ride for Trump in London next month

    https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/9151413/meghan-markle-dodge-donald-trump-us-state-visit/

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  4. Ex-GOP lawmaker says Trump 'illegitimate president,' should be impeached

    https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/445533-ex-gop-lawmaker-says-trump-illegitimate-president-should-be-impeached

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    1. All Mueller has to do is tell the truth and Trump, Barr, go down. It's that simple. Barr lied under oath to congress, he lied to the American people about the report. Mueller knows Trump has committed multiple high crimes. He has to say it out loud.

      Mueller can end this freak show simply by telling the truth in public, under oath.

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    2. Cover-up and stonewalling never worked for Nixon - it won't work for Mussolini Redux.

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    3. I wouldn't be so sure 10:15. Nixon generally believed in rule of law even though he broke the law.

      Trump has never believed in rule of law, but believes his rule is law. And an ignorant, mindless, armed 30% of the country has his back.

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    4. 10:02 You can't handle the truth.

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  5. Sounds like Jonathan wasn't invited on this overseas trip, boo hoo.
    Everyone should work as hard as this President and not sleep their lives away.
    On his arrival to Japan last night, President Trump gave a good speech and immediately after said to the traveling journalists with him, if you want to skip this dinner and go catch up on more sleep go ahead.
    The entourage had just literally steped off the overseas flight and immediately because of the time zone, had an advanced planned business dinner to attend.
    If the younger generation of White House journalists can't keep up, no one would miss their reports especially because they most often are negatively directed at this President.
    The assigned foreign press does much better with reporting on the current events, they already have had their naps. MAGA 2020.

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    1. Sitting on your fat ass watching Fox News all day is what you call work?

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    2. Trump spent $102 million golfing in 2 years. You got bogied you fool!

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    3. $102 mill in your tax money so Trump can cheat at golf.

      The Serial Golf Cheat in the White House
      https://www.newyorker.com/news/our-columnists/donald-trump-the-serial-golf-cheat-in-the-white-house

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    4. You would have to pay me a lot to watch FoxNews all day, so yes it is work.

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    5. Should be illegal to stay up all night snorting adderall on Air Force One.

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    6. Widely known lack of sleep is very bad for health. Please Mr President, keep getting only 2 hrs sleep per night. Maybe 1 hr will be enough.

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    7. Do any of you douchebags that view the online Fox trash ever think what a joke it is with all the attention they put towards models in bathing suits ? What would your daughters think about your support of Fox ? Have you any class ?

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    8. He’s such a toddler. Every president has been scrutinized and criticized by the media. Obama was relentlessly attacked and accused for eight years. The reason stories about the orange one father speed and have a longer shelf life, is because he responds 24/7....and viciously. The most Uncouth, reprehensible person we’ve ever had in the office. He has no respect for anyone, yet he demands (and whines and pouts) it from all! Grown men....and innocent men, do not behave this way. It’s unsettling to see this behavior from the person we’re supposed to depend on for our safety and security. He should be the calm in the storms. But he is the storm or the cause of it. The gaslighting and the name calling are dividing this country and leading us towards a precipice that I fear may be the destruction of our very constitution, and a point we may never come back from. The glowing ineptitude is both tiresome and worrisome. I believe this job is much too big for him and it’s past time he admits it and resigns. If he loved this country, he would not continue on this path.

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  6. Let the British turn their backs on this fat-fart, and give him a bald headed furry ass salute too!

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  7. The pro right crowd is MIA on this blog. Guess reality has caught up with them. There is hope for this planet after all.

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    1. Ivan 8:59, the dumbest of the St Petersburg trolls, shows up here daily.

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    2. A quote from Thomas Paine that describes Trump supporters.

      "Reason obeys itself and ignorance submits to whatever is dictated to it".

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  8. So there's a CIA Mole close to Putin and now Barr wants to know who it is...what could possibly go wrong?

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/24/us/politics/trump-barr-declassify-intelligence.html

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    1. Putin's investment in the Tangerine Quisling continues to pay off.

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  9. Donald Trump finally admits he wants to have his political enemies killed

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  10. Why Donald Trump is (falsely) accusing people of ‘treason’

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    https://www.msnbc.com/the-last-word/watch/why-donald-trump-is-falsely-accusing-people-of-treason-60305989824

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  11. I just can not for the life of me understand how congress is letting us just roll right on in to fascism like it's just another day in the jungle. You can not play nice nice with a low life like chump he will eat yer lunch and charge you double for it.

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    1. Almost all republicans are complicit. It’ll be Nuremberg purgatory for them one day.

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  12. Trump props up GOP Senators who support him in the same manner that monarchs have propped up lords and dukes and the like over the millennia. And the lords and dukes always had their shills among the rabble to do their dirty work to crush and suppress those who dissent.

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  13. Facebook refuses to delete fake Pelosi video spread by Trump supporters
    Footage of House speaker deliberately slowed down to make her appear drunk or ill

    https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/may/24/facebook-leaves-fake-nancy-pelosi-video-on-site

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  14. Bury then Confederate-terrorists deep and plow them all under ASAP, special request since you got the hole open and room for more could you take the fool (djt) who keeps threatening to kill his political enemy's? . https://www.wsj.com/articles/civil-war-battlefields-lose-ground-as-tourist-draws-11558776600

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  15. 538: Trump's Approval is Going Nowhere (42% Approve - 54% disapprove)

    Trump's approval has changed little from Feb 1, 2018, or the Midterms (44% exit polls) ... Approval dipped during the Government Shutdown, but otherwise has remained remarkably steady.

    https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/trumps-approval-rating-is-incredibly-steady-is-that-weird-or-the-new-normal/

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    1. The normal alt right whackados are absent today since busy supporting KKK rally in Indiana.

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    1. Your post just made me piddle

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  17. I understand a ugly, fat and bald thing (djt) is playing golf at the American tax payers expense again! Thanks fat boy! for nothing!

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    1. Your welcome...now pay your taxes.

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  18. Still crazy after all these years! A child in actions and mental thoughts as if he really had any is the question, but that has been answered with his stupid antics of a 'deranged clown'. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/25/opinion/sunday/donald-trump-nancy-pelosi.html

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  19. The (djt) freak show now travels overseas for all to see him & his collection of sideshow freak acts aka; advisors, I mean. Think about it the American Tax payer is footing the bills and more bills for a LOSER, but it's made in America.

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  20. Good Morning: but Trump is not collecting a paycheck like your past black and white President did and he has not sent his wife, kids and mother in law off on a world tour like Obama did. American tax payers paid for all that and then some.

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    1. Uh oh the cowardly, lying, idiot racist troll is back.

      Trump Already Set to Pass Barack Obama’s 8-Year Dollar Total Spent on Golf Outings:

      https://hillreporter.com/trump-already-set-to-pass-barack-obamas-8-year-dollar-total-spent-on-golf-outings-36709

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