The Slacker President: Donald Trump Isn’t Doing His Job, But Sure Likes Whining and Blaming Others

For all of his rancid bluster during the campaign, Donald Trump has proven to be one of the laziest presidents in modern times. Trump demeaned Hillary Clinton as lacking stamina, but on his recent nine day trip overseas he was tuckered out after the second day. And the absence of any signs of productivity are dreadfully – and dangerously – apparent.

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Trump spent Monday morning consumed by one of his favorite pastimes: bloviating on Twitter. But he wasn’t content with insulting our British allies and admitting his executive order on immigration was a ban. He also had to lash out at Democrats in Congress for not confirming his diplomatic nominees:

There is so much wrong with that tweet that it’s hard to know where to begin. First of all, Democrats aren’t obstructing anything. In fact, they can’t. Ambassadors can be confirmed with fifty-one votes, so Republicans don’t need any Democrats. And it’s the GOP that is in control of the Senate calendar. They can schedule hearings and votes whenever they want.

However, the main problem is that Trump isn’t submitting nominees for confirmation. Of 559 key positions needing confirmation, thirty-nine have received it and seventy-eight are pending. But there are 442 posts for which Trump has not put forth a nominee at all. So obviously it’s the Democrats’ fault. And what does Fox and Friends have to do with any of this? Is that just a free ad?

At the beginning of his term, Trump created a boatload of unnecessary vacancies. He summarily dismissed ambassadors and U.S. Attorneys held over from the Obama administration. Even if they were career bureaucrats unaffiliated with party politics. He also fired James Comey, the FBI director and still has not named a replacement. Candidates from across government and the Pentagon are rejecting offers to serve this president. They are either repulsed by his insistence on a loyalty oath, or they are afraid of ruining their careers and reputations by being associated with him.

Given the difficulty he’s facing in assembling his administration, you might think he’d dedicate himself to fulfilling his duties. To the contrary, when he isn’t consumed with Twitter tirades he’s on the golf course. His two dozen golfing excursions in only a dozen weeks have surpassed any of his predecessors. And that’s despite his campaign promise that, if elected “I’m going to be working for you, I’m not going to have time to go play golf.”

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It’s that sort of hypocrisy that defines the Trump presidency. But more troubling is that he has demonstrated an aversion to doing any of the hard work required to run the country. And in these volatile times that can expose the U.S. – and the world – to unnecessary peril. Which, of course, he would blame on someone else.

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3 thoughts on “The Slacker President: Donald Trump Isn’t Doing His Job, But Sure Likes Whining and Blaming Others

  1. In the picture above he shows how obese he really is, which could well lead to a stroke or heart attack during one of his angry Tweets. The profile of him walking shows he has a huuge butt following him everywhere goes. He has failed to even try to be Presidential since he’s ignorant of what it means. The United States is mocked around the World for letting this egomaniac with dementia spouting off on Twitter. Why do Republicans hate our Nation so much they elected him? He treated all of other Republican candidates like crap but still they voted for him. The only bright point is that the Republicans are Responsible for him and what he chooses to do. He is the smartest Republican, just ask him.

  2. Which has always been his sole policy: sit on his a$$ and blame Obama when his “executive orders” fail miserably to miraculously change the world as we know it.

    Meanwhile, he is now traveling the world doing what he does best: alienating everyone who meets him and destroying the good will of the United States, desecrating its legacy, and, when someone challenges him on it, fall back on blaming Obama.

    Then, he attacks the “mainstream press” for accurately reporting what he has just done.

    What will it take for the ReThugs to utterly abandon this monster?

  3. 24 golfing sessions in 12 weeks as faux-president f the United States. Of course! Whose surprised that the Hater-in-Chief is really as stupid, lazy, ignorant, incompetent, unteachable, unknowlegeable, racist and ego-driven as he demonstrated during the 2016 election? An election that he HAD to have hacked by his Russian “masters” in order to eek out a “win” in the Electoral College. (He LOST the popular vote by 3 million people) Only the ignorant neo-nazi deplorables that represent about 25 to 30% of the American populace. The rest of us who voted for Clinton or Sanders or both, knew all along that Trump was a clown who was way out of his tiny small minded league in running for president. He is a disaster and I can’t wait for him to be impeached- he is too stupid to resign, and will go out in disgrace. After Trump, we need to move on the the other Liar-in Chief, Pence.

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