Monday on MSNBC’s “Deadline,” anchor Nicolle Wallace compared President Donald Trump to a 7-year-old, adding that he doesn’t read and therefore can’t be briefed.
Wallace said, “This might be my favorite story today. It would appear a White House leaker is trolling the president. Just as Politico is reporting that, quote, ‘The White House is aggressively investigating several leaks of President Donald Trump’s private schedules,’ the leaker struck again, turning over Trump’s schedules from just last week to Axios. In a normal presidency, it probably would have been a busy week, you know, State of the Union was Tuesday. But Donald Trump still managed to spend between three and eight hours a day in unstructured executive time. Which we know now involves tweeting away in front of the television.”
She continued, “If he were seven, it would be called screen time. As a mother of a 7-year-old, a lot of peer pressure not to let kids have screen time, and screen time is more structured than his unstructured executive time. The truth is, he’s never doing what he says he’s doing.”
She added, “I’m back to 7-year-olds, but stop. This to me also seems to have at its roots a bit of an explanation for why we don’t have Secretary Mattis as our Secretary of Defense. He tried to get him deeply read into why we’re in Syria, but he couldn’t because he’s always watching television, calling friends on his cell phones. He can’t be briefed.”
She concluded, “It’s a con. I first heard about it during debate prep. There was no debate prep. He didn’t read anything. Binders were created. Binders were never opened. Binders were never read.”
She added, “We know he doesn’t read.”
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