Donald Trump spends up to eight hours a day watching television news, seeking clips about himself. Then, he has to budget times for all those tweets he sends out, like calling the woman he had sex with — as Melania Trump recovered from childbirth — “horse face.” Of course, there are also all those golfing weekends at his resorts. No wonder he has no time for this activity.
POTUS has not be able to carve out time from his busy schedule to ever visit a “military base in a combat zone like in Iraq and Afghanistan,” not even once. Then, too, he doesn’t “think it’s overly necessary,” according to his interview with the Associated Press (AP):
‘Well, I will do that at some point, but I don’t think it’s overly necessary. I’ve been very busy with everything that’s taking place here. We have the greatest economy in the history of our country. I mean, this is the greatest economy we’ve ever had, best unemployment numbers. Many groups are, you know, we’ve never even been close to these numbers. I’m doing a lot of things. I’m doing a lot of things.’
Then, Trump continued:
‘But it’s something I’d do. And do gladly. Nobody has been better at the military. Hey, I just got them a pay raise. I haven’t had a pay raise in 11 years. I just got them a substantial pay raise. ‘They’ meaning our military people. I just got them new equipment. They have stuff that was so old that the grandfathers used to fly it. I have done more for the military than any president in many, many years.’
Is seems, that the president needed to do a lot of campaign rallies. For example, he has traveled to Montana three times already. He has been jetting off to rallies nearly every other day now. The AP asked if the Republicans lost the House, would that be partly his fault. Trump’s answer was consistent:
‘No, I think I’m helping people. Look, I’m 48 and 1 in the primaries, and actually it’s much higher than that because I endorsed a lot of people that were successful that people don’t even talk about. But many of those 48, as you know, were people that had no chance, in some cases. We look at Florida, you look at Donovan in Staten Island. He was losing by 10 points, I endorsed him and he won.’
Then, the president added:
‘I could give you a long list of names. Look at Georgia governor of Georgia. And many, many races. And I will say that we have a very big impact. I don’t believe anybody’s ever had this kind of an impact. They would say that in the old days that if you got the support of a president or if you’ve got the support of somebody it would be nice to have, but it meant nothing, zero. Like literally zero. Some of the people I’ve endorsed have gone up 40 and 50 points just on the endorsement.’
Of course, there was the Justice Brett Kavanaugh debacle in the Senate Judicial Committee hearing. A credible witness said the judge sexually assaulted her when she was just 15. Trump blamed the Democrats — as usual:
‘I will say, that fight because he was treated so viciously and violently by the Democrats. That fight has had an impact on energy, and it’s had an impact on the Republican Party, a very positive one in terms of getting out and voting. I think, but I’ll let you know in three weeks.’
Then, there was Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russia’s attack on the 2016 presidential election and the possible conspiracy between Russia and the Trump campaign. Take time out to send love letters to North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, covering up the Saudi’s dismembering of a Washington Post columnist, and who would have time to perform those pesky presidential duties.
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