President Pence and Distracting Donald: Trump ignoring intelligence briefings

It is clearer every day that Pence will be the real president of the United States, with Donald only as an orange figurehead.

It was reported today that President-elect Donald Trump is only taking 1 intelligence briefing a week. This is absolutely unheard of,  as most presidents and president-elects take one of these highly classified and important briefings every day.

What’s even more astounding is that his vice-president, Mike Pence, is taking 6 briefings a week. The vice-president will be more clued up about national security than the president. How is the president supposed to eliminate ISIS if he’s too busy going on victory tours to actually find out what ISIS is doing?

Trump’s recklessness could have grave consequences. The last time a president ignored a briefing, the world saw the deadliest terrorist attack on American soil, costing 2,996 lives, leading to the disastrous war Trump claims he was against.

It’s now 100% clear that Donald Trump knows he isn’t fit to be president. His ego and short attention span struggle with all the details and decisions the president needs to consider. It’s no wonder he’s chosen to go on a “victory tour” and to yell at Saturday Night Live on Twitter instead of preparing for the presidency.

Mike Pence will be doing all the work. Making all the policy decisions.

But we knew this from the campaign trail. At one point, the Trump campaign approached John Kasich to become Trump’s running mate. “Did he have any interest in being the most powerful vice president in history?”

Donald Jr explained that the vice-president would be in charge of both domestic and foreign policy. Also known as all policy. He said that Trump would simply be in charge of “Making America great again”.

Trump’s decisions seem irrational for a president, but maybe they’re for the best. Sure, having the VP in charge of everything makes for a weak administration, but at least Trump won’t be making many decisions.

Donald will simply keep rolling around in front of the media as a distraction, while Pence actually runs the country. Maybe he hasn’t realised that he will be responsible for every decision Pence makes.

“Not a puppet” he said.

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