Child President

Report: Trump is Already Bored

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

Today in a new ongoing series Trump is Exactly Who You Think He Is, we learn that Trump literally gets bored and turns on the television like a child even in the goddamn White House.

According to a report from Politico, those who are closest to Trump try to keep information away from him so he won't explode on Twitter or, you know, start a war or something.

One person who frequently talks to Trump said aides have to push back privately against his worst impulses in the White House, like the news conference idea, and have to control information that may infuriate him. He gets bored and likes to watch TV, this person said, so it is important to minimize that.

Yes, Trump is exactly who you think he is. He gets bored, twiddles his thumbs, then turns on CNN and gets mad. He is your racist uncle or grandparent.

To be fair, your estranged family members may still be more stable than he is.

This person said that a number of people close to him don't like saying no — but that it has to be done.

"You can't do it in front of everyone," this person said. "He's never going to admit he's wrong in front of everyone. You have to pull him aside and tell him why he's wrong, and then you can get him to go along with you. These people don't know how to get him to do what they need him to do."

It may be an insult to children to compare Trump to children because, from my own admittedly-limited experience, children tend to outgrow this by the time they reach the age of six or seven.

Gross insecurity aside, this internal White House policy of keeping information away from Trump does not bode well for how the administration will handle international crises in the future. To say the least.

  • waspuppet

    “It may be an insult to children to compare Trump to children because,
    from my own admittedly-limited experience, children tend to outgrow this
    by the time they reach the age of six or seven.”

    Also, children WANT to grow up and become more mature.

  • It’s even more clear now that Trump didn’t actually want this job. He doesn’t want to do the things the job requires. He wants to hang out in his hermetically sealed penthouse, sleep with whatever models he can trick or force into sleeping with him, and bitch on Twitter. He appears completely miserable but is too much a coward to back out now.

    • Blue

      I remember last summer it seemed like he was trying to lose. Even a talk show host who supported him made that observation. They got rid of Paul Manafort and brought in Bannon and Conway. And things improved because they started controlling him. He may have wanted out, but his handlers wanted him in. And it still took the FBI and Russia and the various Republican voter restrictions to defeat HIllary.

  • muselet

    He gets bored and likes to watch TV, this person said, so it is important to minimize that.

    He gets bored and likes to watch TV, says someone who knows and supports Donald Trump.

    Good god a’mighty.

    –alopecia

  • Georgie
  • Scopedog

    But Hillary’s emails!! She would be worse than Trump! She…yeah, I know. After a while, the excuses just fall apart.

    This is who Trump is, what he always was. No surprises here; the only surprise will be when more of his voters realize that they got suckered, big time. And no, they can’t blame the Black Guy for it.

    • Aynwrong

      I have little to no confidence that they will ever realize this. Oh, on some level they may become aware that something went wrong, but that’s the point when the cognitive dissonance kicks in. For the right and the Greenwald left as well.

      I hope I’m wrong.

      • Scopedog

        I hope I’m wrong.

        I dunno…I mean, if the Greenwald Left already forgot what happened from 2001 to 2009, and if they are still stuck to the “Both parties are the same!” belief, then…

  • Aynwrong

    It’s a Lewis Black routine from the middle of the Bush Administration where the President’s handlers have to lead him around with a big stick that has raw meat dangling from it like he’s some kind of circus animal.

  • ninjaf

    Where are all the ribbon cutting ceremonies? And National Park dedications? You know, the REAL work of the presidency. Not the BOR-RING policy wonk stuff. That’s for LOSERS!

    That said, is it just me or is Donald Trump the first president to sign something and then turn it around for show and tell with the photographers? In the past, I remember them signing something and handing out pens and some glad handing. Not turning it around and holding it up for everyone to “ooooh!” and “ahhhh!” over, like a potty training toddler who is so proud of himself because he just went #1 in the big boy potty (because you know he had anxiety issues and took a looooooong time before he could go #2).