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"Woodward describes several instances where Trump administration officials - chief economic advisor Gary Cohen and White House Staff Secretary Rob Porter, in particular - removed documents from the president's desk to keep Mr Trump from signing them."
originally posted by: Xcalibur254
a reply to: NiNjABackflip
Is it due to fear caused by the media or fear caused by Trump the man? It's said that due to his dwindling cognitive abilities Reagan was essentially a figurehead with no real power.
Who's to say those surrounding Trump don't fear he is also suffering from senility/early stage Alzheimer's?
originally posted by: lordcomac
call me old fashioned... but wouldn't stealing documents right off the presidents desk be considered a no-no?
Probably a crime? Like a felony?
I mean, we're in a country where there's no single lawyer, group of lawyers, or judges that can tell you roughly how many harmless acts are felonies. Possession of some plants can land you charges that strip your right to vote and your second amendment rights... but stealing documents off the desk of an elected national leader to prevent them from doing their job doesn't have any repercussions?
What's going on, here?
White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly frequently lost his temper and told colleagues that he thought the president was “unhinged,” Woodward writes. In one small group meeting, Kelly said of Trump: “He’s an idiot. It’s pointless to try to convince him of anything. He’s gone off the rails. We’re in Crazytown. I don’t even know why any of us are here. This is the worst job I’ve ever had.”
This does not bode well for the democracy in general, the American republic in particular, and proves the unmitigated fear produced by the propaganda arm of the political class.
This is democracy in action , if there's a problem the people deserve to know.
Fan boys will continue to defend AND attack the messenger but the truth is at some point it will become obvious even to them.
originally posted by: NiNjABackflip
originally posted by: seagull
a reply to: Xcalibur254
Or Woodward is making it up out of whole cloth??
That's as much a possibility as Trump suffering from early on-set dementia, isn't it?
I'd give Woodward the benefit of the doubt. It's more likely his sources are making it up if they are lying.
originally posted by: knoxie
from a recorded conversation between woodward and trump -
"Yeah, OK," Trump replied. "Well, accurate is that nobody's ever done a better job than I'm doing as President. That I can tell you. So that's -- And that's the way a lot of people feel that know what's going on, and you'll see that over the years. But a lot of people feel that, Bob."
bless his heart.