Tiger Beat on the Potomac (thanks Charlie!) confirms for us something we instinctively knew already: our Comrade Preznint is a hands-off manager and has no idea what his mis-administration is doing.
“While the Obama administration infamously micromanaged policy from the West Wing, the Trump White House has given Cabinet secretaries and agency chiefs almost total freedom to do what they want, according to two close advisers to the White House.”
And the article goes on to list numerous examples from Medicaid to Internet Neutrality, all of these programs are being changed by their heads and mostly without direction or instruction from the White House. Essentially they are running amok.
“When you have knowledgeable and experienced people who know what they want to do, and are given running room from the White House to do what they want to do, you can get a lot done and get it done quickly,” said Tevi Troy, CEO of the American Health Policy Institute and former deputy secretary of HHS under President George W. Bush.”
It’s not exactly news that Comrade Stupid does not understand Civics and how the federal government works. But it is news that all the heads are acting independently. And of course, that means he’s taking credit for policies he did not direct:
“In some instances, the president has been more than happy to take credit for what his agency heads are doing. After Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke decided to slash the size of two national monuments in Utah, the president flew to Utah to tout the move.”
One wonders if he even knows the details of what he is taking credit for doing? Haha, I jest.
This Congress has passed only one bill of significance (the Billions for Billionaires), but the department heads now are changing things rapidly and in ways that will be felt for years to come, and Comrade Stupid probably doesn’t even know it.
We’ve speculated in the past whose fingerprints were on what (Pence on the religious crap for instance), but this article really makes it clear that there are a lot more players running the show behind the scenes. And it explains why Trump can watch teevee all day. He doesn’t really do anything himself other than air grievances on Twitter.