What happens when you elect a thin-skinned, over-emotional, weak and incompetent 70-year-old man-child as President of the United States? Well, lots of things, really, like possible nuclear war with North Korea, massive never-ending scandals and constant staff turnover.
The Trump administration is so bad, actually, that Trump has to get daily briefings full of news stories that portray him in positive light and, even more hilariously, pictures that make him appear “powerful”. On Wednesday, Vice reported on the details of these ego-boosting briefings, and how, and this is where it gets even more hilarious, the staff argues over who gets to deliver Trump’s good news:
Twice a day since the beginning of the Trump administration, a special folder is prepared for the president. The first document is prepared around 9:30 a.m. and the follow-up around 4:30 p.m. Former Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and former Press Secretary Sean Spicer both wanted the privilege of delivering the 20- to 25-page packet to President Trump personally, White House sources say.
These sensitive papers, described to VICE News by three current and former White House officials, are not top-secret intelligence or updates on legislative initiatives. Instead, the folders are filled with screenshots of positive cable news chyrons (those lower-third headlines and crawls), admiring tweets, transcripts of fawning TV interviews, praise-filled news stories, and sometimes just pictures of Trump on TV looking powerful.
One White House official said the only feedback the White House communications shop, which prepares the folder, has ever gotten in all these months is: “It needs to be more fucking positive.” That’s why some in the White House ruefully refer to the packet as “the propaganda document.”
The narcissism of this man is unbridled, unhinged and currently unchecked. And until somebody gets it in check, we’re all in danger of entering a nuclear war. Oh, and congratulations, Trump voters, because that’s on you.