Report: Trump was unfamiliar with the scope of the president's job when meeting Obama

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  1. mudslag macrumors regular

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    I thought taking a break from politics would do me good. I come back from vacation to find this.



    http://www.businessinsider.com/trump-obama-meeting-2016-11


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    Not only are Trump and his team completely oblivious about the job but now Obama has to hold his hand to get him started.
     
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    I'm sure that fun fact came from Obama and or his staff. Totally being truthful in that claim.:rolleyes:
     
  3. samcraig macrumors P6

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    If true - it confirms my take on that press video from last week. It looked like Trump was overwhelmed. I wrote in another thread that it's a lot easier to criticize the government and point out everything that's wrong and believe you can fix it - it's another thing to actually pull back the curtain and see how that all works and what's required. During the election I often felt that Trump wanted to be the idea man and the face of the White House. I never really saw him as the guy to get down to brass tacks and do the actual work. And so far I'm not impressed with who he has chosen to help lead alongside him.
     
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    Hillary was very familiar with the scope of the president's job.

    The American working class didn't give a damn.
     
  6. samcraig macrumors P6

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    Sad pivot. Hillary isn't the President elect. What's the relevance in bringing her into a conversation about Trump's transition?
     
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    That's the point. POTUS isn't an entry level position.
     
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    I am sure trump will and can delegate many responsibilities away from himself.
     
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    But on November 14th it no longer matters, it matters up until 7th. People didn't want a career Pol thy got one and that's going to come with hiccups this is the first of many.
     
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    Its an elected position. No experience is required, as exhibited by the current administration.

    Obama thought legislating with a pen and a phone was going to create a lasting legacy. I guess nobody told him that his memos and orders are pretty much as effective as used toilet paper when the next president comes in.

    But that is what happens when you put a city planner in the oval office.
     
  11. Mac'nCheese macrumors 68030

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    Right and I'm just saying hiccups at that level could be really bad.
     
  12. mudslag thread starter macrumors regular

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    It's not just Trump but the people he's surrounding himself with. You'ed think that taking a job that you don't know how to do, one would bring in people who would at least tutor him on the job as well as the others who are apart of that team. How anyone thought it was wise to hire someone for the job of jobs who doesn't know how to do that actual job is beyond stupid.
     
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    Love how you guys always say he was just a city planner/community organizer as if he went straight from that job to the Oval Office. But that's ok, since Obama didn't have enough experience in your mind it's fine that trump has even less.
     
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    They can and some probably will but we got what we wanted..(general we)
     
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    Is The Wall Street Journal a credible source in PRSI this week?
     
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    Funny you mention that as the Right sure made note to point that out. So what do they do, go out and get someone with even less experience and knowledge then the current admin. It's almost like they put up a challenge to show that they can make a far worse move then the Left.
     
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    This is one reason why he's less dangerous than people think..

    Trump won which was the only thing important, he's 70 and that job will make young men old, he's got a kid younger than mine that I'm sure he'd like to see to adaulthood. I don't think he'll run again he's a flash in the pan and the expression of peoples anger. We'll all be fine with four years of Donald barely making it through speeches.
     
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    Four years is more then enough to make a lot of bad decisions.
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    Id love to see the Generals sit down with Trump and say "ok tell us, what do you know about ISIS that we don't", just to put him on the spot.
     
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    It's going to take a year to figure out what he's doing so that's three, another year on the back end for elections so that's two. There will be another hurricane or some other natural crisis which will take up time and there's still a war going on.

    Donnie won't be doing much damage
     
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    Trump is going to look 15 years older in 4 years.
     
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    When the GOP got together and decided to uniformly block any proposal Obama put forward, he was forced to legislate with a pen. Regardless of what you thought of Obama, the amount of GOP obstruction since 2008 has been unprecedented.
     
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    For reference

     
  24. samcraig macrumors P6

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    Well the fact that congress, the President and likely the SC will all be on the same "side" says that the potential for damage - long term - might be greater than you anticipate. We shall see.
     
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    Congress and the Senate will not be on the same side because Donnie doesn't have a side and he's thrown most of them under the bus as some point in the last 18 months.
     

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