Presidunce-elect tRump has his eye on Dubya Bush’s Slacker President trophy.
Mr. Trump, a homebody who often flew several hours late at night during the campaign so he could wake up in his own bed in Trump Tower, is talking with his advisers about how many nights a week he will spend in the White House. He has told them he would like to do what he is used to, which is spending time in New York when he can.
They say that Mr. Trump, who was shocked when he won the election, might spend most of the week in Washington, much like members of Congress, and return to Trump Tower or his golf course in Bedminster, N.J., or his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach on weekends.
Wherever Donald goes, he’ll always be at the intersection of White Privilege and Inferior, hence his success as a demagogue.
Hanging on to the familiar for presidents-elect and their families is not unusual. There were early questions about whether Michelle Obama would leave Chicago and move to the White House in early 2009 and disrupt her daughters’ school years, but the whole family moved in the day of the inaugural.
I was worried the reporters (M. Haberman and accomplice A. Parker) would leave out the half-assed false equivalency.
Mr. Trump’s advisers hold out the possibility that the president-elect may spend more time in the White House as he grows less overwhelmed and more comfortable in the job.
This is one of the many examples of why comparing Trump to Hitler is inappropriate. Hitler had a fucking plan, and he was ready.
Here and now in the U.S., violent white bigots are out harassing and assaulting people who don’t look MAGAish enough in his honor, school children are getting an up-close and personal look at racism and antisemitism, the Klan is holding a Trump Victory parade and urging whites to take up arms, but the sloppily painted piece of shit who inspired it all isn’t sure when he’ll be able to make it to the office.
And if anyone is thinking the violent bigots are just caught up in the moment and will calm down once he finally settles into the routine of presidenting: stop right now.
Returning home to Trump Tower from the White House may not be Mr. Trump’s only embrace of the familiar. His aides say he has also expressed interest in continuing to hold the large rallies that were a staple of his candidacy. He likes the instant gratification and adulation that the cheering crowds provide, and his aides are discussing how they might accommodate his demand.
I have no way of telling if Trump merely expressed an interest in the rallies or if he demanded them. My guess is they’re one in the same. He does strike me as the sort of person who says things like It would be nice if someone made coffee, and then flies into a rage if a hot cuppa joe doesn’t appear at his elbow in the next 60 seconds.
My sympathies to those of you who will be required to attend so that each event is standing room only.