Saturday, January 28, 2017

Donald Trump's first 100 hours: A staggering display of incompetence

Text source: $100 solicitation email
Illustration:  The Bleat

Actually, it's been a week that confirms what many of us already knew.  You are wholly unfit to be President, Mr. Trump.

Trump’s First Week: Misfires, Crossed Wires, and a Satisfied Smile.  (The New York Times, 2/17/2017)
On the campaign trail, Mr. Trump boasted he had no government experience and, in his first week in the White House, it sometimes showed. 
Sometimes?   It was pretty much a nonstop display.

Then, as if purposely to undermine their choice of word, the 3 reporters offer the following examples.  (Note the use of the plural throughout.)

  1. Orders were signed without feedback from the agencies they would affect.  
  2. Policy ideas were floated and then retracted within hours. [
  3. Meetings and public events were scheduled and then canceled. 
  4. Advisers to the president made decisions without telling one another. 
  5. The president called for an investigation looking at voters registered in more than one state, unaware that it would include his [a] chief strategist, [b] press secretary, [c] treasury secretary, [4] daughter and [5] son-in-law.

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