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Great article: Insightful contrast between Obama and Trump administration.

Posted By: Ute Bear
Date: Monday, April 22, 2019 at 08:55 am

On one side, you had this ultimate bureaucrat, an introvert, basically a bit aloof, a restrained president. A bit arrogant also but basically somebody who every night was going to bed with 60-page briefings and the next day they were sent back annotated by the president. And suddenly you have this president who is an extrovert, really a big mouth, who reads basically nothing or nearly nothing, with the interagency process totally broken and decisions taken from the hip basically. And also, for an ambassador, you had a normal working administration with Obama. People in the executive branch offices were able to explain to you what the president was thinking or what the president was going to do. And suddenly it’s the opposite. A lot of offices are still empty. It’s amazing—after 55 months, a lot of people are changing overnight. It’s the fourth G-7 [emissary] we’ve had in the White house in two years! So the first problem is we have nobody in the offices or if they are there, they’re going to leave. But on top of that, even if you have somebody in the offices, they don’t know what the president is going to say. And if the president has said something, they don’t know what he means.

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UtahFanSir icon NEW: From outgoing France’s ambassador to Washington for the last 5 years...
UtahFanSir - -- Monday 22 April 2019, at 08:48 am [ID# 1945549] [reply]
o NEW: Great article: Insightful contrast between Obama and Trump administration.
Ute Bear - -- Monday 22 April 2019, at 08:55 am [ID# 1945550] [reply]
o NEW: Empty drums bang the loudest. (nm)
Duhwayne - -- Monday 22 April 2019, at 10:59 am [ID# 1945555] [reply]
tarheelio icon NEW: It is possible for a politician to be very conscientious and astute, yet still come to the wrong conclusions. I don't care. I will take the guy who is intelligently informed, even if he is wrong some times. (nm)
tarheelio - -- Monday 22 April 2019, at 11:22 am [ID# 1945558] [reply]
Newbomb Turk icon NEW: The Trump sycophants call that "winning". (nm)
Newbomb Turk - Top 25 Poster -- Monday 22 April 2019, at 08:58 am [ID# 1945551] [reply]
Red Don icon NEW: "Only I can fix it!" (nm)
Red Don - Top 25 Poster -- Monday 22 April 2019, at 12:27 pm [ID# 1945562] [reply]
pangloss icon NEW: Herman Caine has more on the ball than trump. Caine pulled his nomination to the Fed today. (nm)
pangloss - -- Monday 22 April 2019, at 10:59 am [ID# 1945556] [reply]
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