Further confirmation that the fate of the world rests in the tiny hands of the most immature person to officially swear the oath. Christ.
The key to keeping Trump’s Twitter habit under control, according to six former campaign officials, is to ensure that his personal media consumption includes a steady stream of praise. And when no such praise was to be found, staff would turn to friendly outlets to drum some up — and make sure it made its way to Trump’s desk.
The in-person touch is also important to keeping Trump from running too hot. One Trump associate said it’s important to show Trump deference and offer him praise and respect, as that will lead him to more often listen. And if Trump becomes obsessed with a grudge, aides need to try and change the subject, friends say. Leaving him alone for several hours can prove damaging, because he consumes too much television and gripes to people outside the White House.
So, for the next three years, ten months … and twenty eight days or so … looks like we’ll have to rely on what amounts to a baby sitter in chief to keep the toddler tyrant from turning every perceived slight into a global crisis. Imagine if his predecessor had reacted similarly.
Maybe they can require that hands/fingers “must be this large” to assume some of the more seriously responsibilities of the office…like handling the nuclear briefcase, or ordering airstrikes.