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Donald Trump doesn’t like that being president is a lot of work

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Trump doesn’t like leaks that show his poor performance in calls with foreign leaders, so his first step is not to improve his performance but to prevent people from learning about his performance. So we can expect a VERY secretive and opaque administration, because that’s how they fix things.

One analogy is that of a boiler malfunctioning, with the pressure needle rising higher and higher until it enters the red zone. Surprisingly often, top management (in this case Donald Trump) tries to “fix” the problem by bending the needle so it points again to the green zone. So if Trump is seen as being incompetent in his tasks, that is “fixed” by making sure the public doesn’t learn it. But the incompetence is still a problem and ultimately may lead to an explosion of one sort or another.

Kristin Salaky shows that mindset in operation in a report at TPM Livewire:

President Donald Trump accused “Obama people” of leaking less-than-favorable details about his tense phone calls with Australian and Mexican leaders, calling the leakers “disgraceful” in an interview with Fox News published Monday.

Trump accused holdovers from former President Barack Obama’s administration of sharing the information with reporters, telling Fox’s Judith Miller that he is working hard to replace them with his own picks.

“It’s a disgrace that they leaked because it’s very much against our country,” Trump told Miller. “It’s a very dangerous thing for this country.”

Trump did not indicate why he believed the leaks came from Obama administration holdovers. . .

Continue reading.

So leaks expose problems? Don’t fix the problems, stop the leaks. A certain mentality actuall does see that as a “solution.”

Written by LeisureGuy

6 February 2017 at 9:53 am

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