The shop-worn gang at the New York Times has a story today around Donald Trump and his:
tweeting, TV viewing patterns, lack of knowledge about everything, etc. As an alternative, I was interested in an anecdote about the way that John Kelly has illuminated order to the Oval Office as chief of baton. It’s about longtime Trump confidant/bodyguard Keith Schiller:. In August, Mr. Trump bid Mr. Schiller for a newspaper article he had heard in the air.
After Mr. Trump mentioned the article to Mr. Kelly, the chief of personnel dispatched two aides to investigate how it had gotten to the president without being cleared. Mr. Schiller acknowledged minister to the contraband newsprint. Mr. Kelly thanked him tersely for lay forward, according to two people Mr. Schiller later told. Kelly taxes to keep people from bringing despatch to Trump that Trump has specifically interrogated for?
I get the whole idea of “controlling the information rush,” but Trump is the president of the United States. Can’t he clothed any news he wants? And what’s the point of this, since Trump observes hour after hour of uncontrolled TV anyway? During convocations, the 60-inch screen mounted in the dining extent may be muted, but Mr. Trump keeps an eye on scrolling headlines….
Follow cable, he shares thoughts with anyone in the area, even the household staff he summons via a button for lunch or for one of the dozen Slim Cokes he consumes each day. Even during sessions the TV is on and Trump’s eyes keep flitting to the Fox News broadcast crawl? KELLY: So we’re split on whether to nuke North Korea. KELLY:
Mr. President, should we admit defeat give out the order? [Trump turns away from Fox Low-down crawl about Hillary’s emails.]. TRUMP: The send away for—oh right, the order. KELLY: Very healthy, gentlemen. The world ends not with a bang, but a Fox Low-down headline.