Skip to comments.To hell with it: Trump increasingly weary of staff advice
Posted on 04/09/2018 5:21:30 AM PDT by McGruff
The speech was written. A cast of relatable Americans with emotional stories was standing by to reinforce the message. But President Donald Trump was in no mood to play along.
The hell with it, Trump said, recounting the scene with his aides to a West Virginia crowd last week, Trump tossed the staff-prepared remarks on tax cuts in the air and ducked as the paper fluttered to the floor. I said, This is boring, come on. Tell it like it is.
This president has never been one to stick to a script, but that abandoned speech illustrates a new phase in Trumps presidency. He is increasingly at odds with his staff and growing wise to their tactics.
(Excerpt) Read more at apnews.com ...
Trumps advisers, among them Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Joseph Dunford, were advocating for an ongoing U.S. military presence to provide stability. They aimed to rely on the same playbook they used last year in persuading Trump to keep U.S. troops in Afghanistan indefinitely. They would paint a dire picture of a pullout, of regional chaos benefiting Russia and Iran, and the potential resurgence of the Islamic State group.
But even before they could begin their pitch in that meeting Tuesday, Trump headed them off, saying he wanted to remove U.S. troops immediately. The ensuing heated argument put new distance between the president and his team and left the military with a mandate, if not a formal order, to remove U.S. troops from Syria within six months.
Trump trumps when Trump is Trump.
He is what he is, God help the people who don’t ‘get’ that and deal with it, no matter who they are or where they are on the political spectrum.
Well, that’s basically how Obama created ISIS.
That’s why we love him!
Hi McG! :-)
AP nuff said.
Sounds like another president I knew of.
Russia wasn’t backing the local Govt in Iraq when ISIS was created.
Syria is a totally different issue. A nation we should of never gotten involved. We also would not of gotten involved in it except for Generalismo John McCain, and his yapping dog Lindsey Graham’s, need to play General.
Not once in the entire article do they present any actual facts.
A work of fiction straight from the writers head.
Some aides, convinced that Trump puts more stock in what he sees on TV than in his own aides advice, regularly phone prominent commentators and news hosts to provide talking points on everything from tax policy to Syria in hopes of influencing Trump.
...”Trust your instincts Mr. President.”...
We are sick of them, too, Mr. President. You now have 50,000,000 Twitter followers. Like the quoted poster, I think you should follow your instincts and tell us as much as you can through Twitter. You know what you know and are backed up out here by a lot of people far smarter than the D.C. crowd. And, some of those very smart people might be only middle class! Carry on!
Constantly playing it safe by following "staff advice" is how the swamp was established.
Eff every dam one of the news media. And eff the scum who will not get behind this president.
All-Partisan Associated Press shills generate yet another smear. Meanwhile:
Robert Wasinger Names Names, Denounces Anti-Trumpers in the Administration
breitbart | IAN MASON
Posted on 04/09/2018 4:48:22 AM PDT by davikkm
Dump a half million of our most violent criminals there. Pay them. They’l feel at home.
Not sticking to the script was probably part of the script. When will the enemida learn?
We're fighting on the side of ISIS in Syria. There are no "good guys" in that war. Put another way, Obama picked who we'd fight for. That's all you need to know.
Get out of there.
Where does AP and the “MSN” for that matter come up with all these fairy tails. Any main stream outlet spouting un-named inside WH sources is propagandizing plain and simple.
Trump has wised up. Good! We never should have been in Syria in the first place.
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