If a picture says a thousand words, this insane clip from CNN says “Trump is unfit for office” one billion times.
Following reports that Trump’s aides are frustrated and scared because the new president won’t stop watching cable news and obsessing over his treatment in the media, CNN inadvertently got a perfect example of that when they cut to Trump riding Air Force One only to discover he was distracted by a blaring TV playing commercials in the background. The stunned CNN anchor – sensing a brilliant moment to truly take stock of who America had just elected president – allowed the shot to continue for a painfully lengthy amount of time.
CNN cuts to Trump. TV is blasting 588-2300 Empire jingle in background. pic.twitter.com/C5hRxeWg8H
— ⓂarcusD2.0 (@_MarcusD2_) January 26, 2017
As an added bonus we get to see the indignities journalists must face at the hands of Trump. Traveling at cruising altitude, crammed into a small room, the press snaps pictures of Trump as he refuses to turn down his television while he mutters about how great it is to fly on Air Force One. I wouldn’t wish that fate on my worst enemies.
As for Trump, much of his life is centered around watching himself on Fox News. According to White House staff, his schedule is almost entirely built around giving him the ability to watch as much cable news as possible.
But his meetings now begin at 9 a.m., earlier than they used to, which significantly curtails his television time. Still, Mr. Trump, who does not read books, is able to end his evenings with plenty of television.
And it’s not just for Trump’s own amusement. In a disturbing trend, several recent policy announcements made by Trump can be linked directly to what he was watching on Fox News in the minutes prior. The Washington Post wrote in astonishment…
Over the past 12 or so hours, President Trump has made two major policy pronouncements via Twitter. On Tuesday night, he said he may “send the Feds!” to combat the “carnage” in Chicago, and on Wednesday morning, he said he planned to launch a “major investigation” of voter fraud.
Both of these things can pretty easily be traced back to one source: Trump’s television.
By the next day, they had to update the article to include another example of Trump’s reacting to a news segment in real-time.
This is a 70-year-old man with the full power and responsibility of the White House being unable to stop consuming cable news. Call it vanity, insanity, or a mixture of both, but it’s not okay.
Featured image via CNN