Monday, May 15, 2017

Remarkably Incurious

A man about to turn 71, has never bothered to learn the internet (popularized when he was my age). This is, among so many other details of his history, disqualifying:

"[Trump] uses the internet minimally, other than tweeting and tracking his mentions, so what other news stories he sees can be more haphazard. Trump does receive a daily binder of news clippings put together by his communications team, but White House officials disagreed about how much he reads those. White House and former campaign aides have tried to make sure Trump’s media diet includes regular doses of praise and positive stories to keep his mood up — a tactic honed by staff during the campaign to keep him from tweeting angrily."

The Politico piece cited was titled, dryly, "How Trump Gets His Fake News." One for the time capsule.

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