They don’t have to work

Trump says working for him is a gloriously easy job, because he’s a dictator.

“It’s very easy, actually, to work with me. You know why it’s easy? Because I make all the decisions. They don’t have to work,” Trump told reporters last Friday as he explained why being his national security adviser, in his mind, is now a low-key post. Trump fired his third such adviser, John Bolton, last week, and he named a new national security adviser on Wednesday morning by tweet.

No worries! President Pinhead makes all the decisions, from out of his very own rotting brain, so his people can just kick back and watch ESPN all day.

To outsiders, it’s felt like watching an increasingly unbound, or unleashed version of the Trump presidency.

But to many Trump allies, aides, and longtime observers, the president is showing the world the way he’s always operated.

Yes but the way he’s always operated in the past was as a rich but small-time real estate hustler. Now he can do damage on a global scale, all by him tiny greedy piggy self.

There is little policy process left as the White House faces consequential decisions on Iran, North Korea, China, trade and the economy, even as the president intends to use the last-named as a major selling point for his reelection bid.

“You can’t just turn the economy on and off. These are big, slow-moving machines. And he’s operating under this major fallacy that he can keep telling the market things, and they will keep believing him on China or whatever else,” said one adviser close to the White House. “And that he can just all of a sudden turn things around with a China deal or whatever it is and it doesn’t work that way.”

Quite so. He operates under a lot of major fallacies of that kind – the kind that tells him he has magic powers. It’s a bad combination: a deeply stupid man who thinks he has magic abilities and has access to vast powers.

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