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Sat Dec 10, 2016, 05:14 PM

Regarding Trump's disaffection for security briefings:

From Politico:

The expectation is that Trump will prefer bullet points to paragraphs, and headlines to details. Said Priess: "I would ask the president-elect directly: In what format would you like it? We can brief it to you. We can write it for you. We can do interpretive dance if you want. Just tell us."


I had to laugh forehead-down on my desk at the scenario of Trump in the Oval like Jabba the Hutt commanding SEND IN THE DANCERS and a line of business suited men and women and percussionists running in and assuming Martha Graham poses as they wait for the music to start.

http://www.politico.com/story/2016/12/trump-intelligence-community-232463

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guillaumeb Dec 2016 #1
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Response to forgotmylogin (Original post)

Sat Dec 10, 2016, 05:23 PM

1. It was well known that Reagan and Bush also had zero tolerance for complexity.

Similar mindsets and all three benefited from a compliant corporate media.

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 10, 2016, 05:24 PM

3. The article did mention

that Bush Jr. took daily briefings, even when on the road. They may have customized them for him, but at least he did it.

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Response to forgotmylogin (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 10, 2016, 05:28 PM

4. Making Bush Jr. even more competent that Trump?

Well, he is a reality TV star. Unfortunately a lot of GOP voters apparently are confused as to the difference between reality TV and reality.

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Response to forgotmylogin (Original post)

Sat Dec 10, 2016, 05:23 PM

2. I once worked for a manager who didn't like to read or write

 

So he delegated that to me.

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