Bored now… Trump and his empty field. February 1, 2017Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.
Listen to Ken Rudin’s Political Junkie podcast and the first ten to fifteen minutes – where he has excerpts from Trump’s speech to the intelligence community. It’s absolutely stunning to hear how self-referential and self-pitying he is. As Rudin noted, here’s this guy who is President of the US and yet he has an obsession with the size of the crowd, the number of votes Clinton got, etc? “If he really believes he’s won why is he so defensive?” was the gist of the commentary. Rudin, by the by, positions himself as a largely neutral observer of US politics.
His guest, a Washington Post journalist, argued that he is firstly a provocateur and secondly that he is ‘somewhat bored with the mundane day to day business of being the President’. So ’its hard for him to go to the CIA to make a standard issue speech where nothing is going on’ and hence the urge to whip up controversy in order to keep him in the public eye.
Could it be that? That the man is ‘bored’, that he is addicted to coverage in the media?
Interesting point made that his attacks on the press is going to make it difficult for him to get ratings above 40-45%.