Donald Trump is a man who loves to brag that he won the presidency, but hates actually being president. He has no real understanding of his job and seems to be easily bored by the quotidian responsibilities that come with being the most powerful man in the world.
Rather than govern, the former game show host spends most of his time watching television and tweeting out angry semi-literate rants. Now, another of the ways in which Trump chooses to waste his time has been revealed.
Politico reports that President Trump has been spending much of his time holding private dinner parties at the White House residence. The events are held several times and month but are never disclosed on the official White House schedule.
Those on the guest list have included close friends (which apparently Trump still has somehow), prominent conservatives, former campaign aides, and television personalities. The parties are held to numb Trump’s boredom and give him a chance to stroke his ego in front of sycophants. As is always the case with Trump, those who might challenge his views or force him to grow in any kind of substantive way are kept off the list.
Arch-conservative Rupert Murdoc, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, Matt Drudge of the right-wing website Drudge Report, shameless Fox News propagandist Sean Hannity, failed Vice-Presidential candidate and famed ignoramus Sarah Palin, and Kid Rock have all attended dinners with Trump. First Lady Melania rarely attends, presumably because she can no longer stand her philandering husband.
The ignominious guest list, curated by the president himself, shows you what a pathetic leader we’ve found in Donald Trump. His position affords him the opportunity to dine with the greatest minds in the world at a moment’s notice. Brilliant scientists, artists, activists are but a phone call away for the American president. Rather than meet with them and expand his worldview, Trump chooses to stuff his face in a room full of people like this: