It was recently reported that President-elect Donald Trump plans to remain an executive producer for the upcoming season of NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Thursday on CNN, Kellyanne Conway, Trump senior advisor and former campaign manager, had a stunning explanation as to how a president with zero government experience and a huge deficit in knowledge would be able to juggle both jobs.
“‘He’s a very transparent guy. Everyone can see what he’s doing, and the fact is that he is conferring with all types of experts who tell him what he can do and not do as president of the United States,’ Conway, a top Trump adviser and his former campaign manager, said on CNN’s ‘New Day.’ ‘If this is one of the approved activities, then perhaps he will consider staying on.'”
Why does she make it sound like Trump’s going to a four-year summer camp instead of doing the most difficult job in the world? “Approved activities?” Is this lady serious?
As first reported by Variety, and confirmed by sources at NBC and inside the Trump campaign, the future president will have an official role in a media company that also happens to have a news division which reports on his presidency.
It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that there will be a gigantic “conflict of interest” for NBC.
However, Conway found the perfect excuse for her boss’s decision. She said that it was only a “hobby,” much like how President Barack Obama plays golf.
“‘Were we so concerned about the hours and hours and hours spent on the golf course of the current president? I mean presidents have a right to do things in their spare time, in their leisure time,’ Conway argued.”‘”I heard you object to Mr. Obama playing golf. Will Mr. Trump not be playing golf for the next four years?’ host Alisyn Camerota countered.“‘Well, maybe he will be,’ Conway answered. ‘It certainly seems like there is a lot of time to do based on recent precedent while you’re president the united states.[sic] But the point is the same. Whether it’s President Obama or president Donald Trump, the idea that these men are going to be all work and nothing else all the time is just unrealistic because it’s never happened in our lifetimes.”
Then, Conway once again proved why she’s considered one of the most dishonest political spin doctors in the game today. She said that Trump’s “work is his work and work his hobby,” concluding that his “preferred time is with his family, but it’s followed very closely behind with his work.”
So by Conway’s “logic,” Trump will be so star-spangled awesome at making America “great again,” that he’ll have free time to work a part-time job just for fun.
Oh, and here’s another fun scenario to chew on.
What if an executive at CBS or ABC decided to take Trump or the federal government to court?
Could they claim that Trump’s official involvement with a rival network directly or indirectly exposes the government’s favoritism thereby putting their counter-programming at an unfair disadvantage?
There are possibly dozens of fun legal landmines just waiting for Trump to trip over as he pursues this immature and completely unnecessary business distraction from his presidential obligations and duties.
By the way, do you think Mike Pence will have a lot of “spare time” too?
Or will he be too busy doing most of Trump’s job as well as his own?
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