The swearing-in of his new Chief of Staff John Kelly might have jolted Donald Trump’s brain back a few years. Maybe it’s the repetitive on-camera appearances. Perhaps it’s seeing the same “cast” of reporters and staffers every day. Whatever the case is, Trump thought he was on the set of “The Apprentice” Monday morning.
After the brief ceremony with Kelly in the Oval Office, Trump started heading to his standard scheduled Monday meeting with his Cabinet secretaries, which takes place in the appropriately-named Cabinet Room of the White House. The problem is, that’s not what he repeatedly referred to it as — he kept calling it “the Board Room,” which was the part of the “Apprentice” set where tasks were given out, interviews were held, and firings took place.
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— NBC Politics (@NBCPolitics) July 31, 2017
It would explain a lot, knowing that Trump thinks he’s still on TV. But Twitter wasn’t having it:
— Andrea Mitchell (@mitchellreports) July 31, 2017
Did Trump just call another room in the White House “the board room”? pic.twitter.com/YRm0C3LnEN
— John Aravosis (@aravosis) July 31, 2017
#Trump calls the cabinet room the “board room” as he continues to demonstrate that he doesn’t understand the difference between CEO & POTUS
— ΩBeckyΩ (@becketybeck) July 31, 2017
Trump repeating see you in the Board Room instead of Cabinet Room to the press, creating our first “is he sundowning” espidoe of the week.
— Girls Really Rule. (@girlsreallyrule) July 31, 2017
First time Trumps/Sessions are seeing each other since NYT interview/harsh tweets. Also “board room” – he’s still filming the Apprentice. https://t.co/JKnnKmNaR9
— Yashar Ali (@yashar) July 31, 2017
Trumps name has been on 4 of the businesses that had board rooms..
They all went bankrupt!!
— ️ Rob Lando (@DCRobMan) July 31, 2017
Twice during pool spray in Oval, Trump calls the Cabinet Room “the board room.”
To him, this is just one big episode of The Apprentice.
— Ian Sams (@IanSams) July 31, 2017
Does Trump NOT get, this isn’t a reality show?
— SeanSpicer’s Mic (@Spicerlies) July 31, 2017
Will he pass out roses this week? Who will be leaving this week? Stay tuned.
— Cayenne Warrior (@cayenne_warrior) July 31, 2017
It’s a wonder Trump has lasted this long without the kind of mental break that leads to him believing he’s in some sort of fantasy world of television. We must be getting close to the part where we get to say… You’re fired.
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