Surprised they don’t jump out.
Courtesy of Business Insider:
President Trump’s latest foreign flight to Japan was likely an unpleasant experience for the White House staffers flying with him.
CNN’s Kaitlan Collins and Kevin Liptak spoke to five current and former officials who described such transatlantic voyages aboard Air Force One as grueling. Staffers once vied for a spot on foreign trips. But three years into Trump’s administration, they now do their best to stay home, the report said.
The officials described a restless president who spends a lot of time watching cable news and reading boxes of newspapers.
“He will not go to sleep,” an official told CNN, adding that the president once summoned a meeting with an aide who was trying to catch a few hours of sleep before landing. The discussions at these meetings range from Trump’s upcoming agenda in the country he’s visiting to recent media coverage.
“It’s like being held captive,” an official said.
Televisions on board are constantly showing Fox News, the cable channel that Trump reportedly spends much of his ” executive time” watching and live tweeting on a regular day. According to CNN, he spends hours watching cable news footage on a TiVo-like device while in the air.
Also, the president often complains about media coverage he doesn’t like and uses meetings to strategize how to respond to unfavorable stories.
So the leader of the free world is a wild-eyed insomniac who mainlines Fox News 24 hours a day and spends his downtime bitching about how he is covered by the media.
Yeah, that has “stable genius” written all over it.