White House staff describe overseas trips with Trump, “It’s like being held captive.”

By |2019-05-26T07:38:28-08:00May 26th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |17 Comments

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.  

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  1. Anonymous May 26, 2019 at 2:12 pm

    Pharisee And The Publican parable Luke 19.
    Thank GOD I’m not like you, you miserable POS drumpf.
    Take everything away from people who have worked hard, we’ll always be better than you.

  2. Anonymous May 26, 2019 at 2:36 pm

    Meanwhile third wife goes on shopping trips our dime. #BeBest my keester, no one covers her as they did First Lady Michelle who continues to work emboldening the meek and downtrodden.

    • Anonymous May 26, 2019 at 5:06 pm

      I saw a photo of her in a $3,500 jumpsuit in Japan, wonder how they itemize it on the bill to the taxpayers ?

    • Anon May 26, 2019 at 6:27 pm

      Two years ago people complained that major magazines such as Vogue had spurned Melania Trump as First Lady. This has appeared to be true. Would or could a magazine interview her about Be Best (illiterately worded) campaign or would her influence on bullying be greater? Whatever the reason she is a pitiful First Lady who may go down in history for the infamous jacket broadcasting “I Don’t Care Do You”.

  3. Melania is a bitch May 26, 2019 at 4:27 pm

    They should have known that there would be near constant torturous times going to work for that cretin. I have zero sympathy for any of them but especially that lying bitch Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

    • Anon May 26, 2019 at 6:52 pm

      Yes, Melania is a bitch, Melania is a bitch.

  4. Anonymous May 26, 2019 at 5:18 pm

    While we are on the subject of the fat, pig…talk about delusions of grandeur!
    Royal family to meet Trump amid his disgusting, creepy lie about Princess Diana

    ….But things got worse when a 1997 interview with Trump surfaced recently. Just after “The People’s Princess” was killed, Trump claimed that Diana had been attracted to him, The Express recalled.

    According to Trump, he could have “nailed” her if he wanted.

    Friends of Princess Diana say that she was concerned that Trump was actually “stalking her.”….


    • The Irony of it all May 27, 2019 at 8:24 am

      Considering the Queen is really from Germany – why doesn’t she take her brood and go home?

  5. Melania Is Trash May 26, 2019 at 6:50 pm

    Hillary won.

  6. Anonymous May 26, 2019 at 7:29 pm

    exactly why did he go to Japan, to play golf and give a trophy to sumo wrestlers? How much did this golf outing cost the taxpayers?

    Hope that he at least got an up close and personal visit the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant site !!

    Next he is going to embarrass himself in the UK, I wonder if the Queen has rated him the most idiotic person she has ever met and Megan is lucky, she doesn’t have to meet him because she is on maternity leave.

    • Beaglemom May 27, 2019 at 3:59 am

      The worst is that he will visit the Normandy beaches on June 6. His appearance by the beaches and at the US cemetery there on the 75th anniversary of the invasion is positively sacrilegious.

      • Anon May 27, 2019 at 8:25 am


        A Beached Whale.

        Oh. My bad.

        IT’s the president.

  7. Anonymous May 26, 2019 at 9:47 pm

    That posed picture of Trump trying to look like he’s a stable genius makes me laugh.

    “Deep thinker Trump” has one thing on his mind – finishing his extra-large fries, then placing his tiny hands around two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun! A gustational orgasm for mango Mussolini.

  8. Anonymous May 27, 2019 at 7:46 am

    Ways Out…theGrounds- More than 900 former federal prosecutors (400 when the linked article was written) have signed a statement including the following:

    Each of us believes that the conduct of President Trump described in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report would, in the case of any other person not covered by the Office of Legal Counsel policy against indicting a sitting President, result in multiple felony charges for obstruction of justice.
    Where the conflict goes. If you believe, as I do, that both paths ultimately go to the same place, ultimately this is all going to come down to three questions:

    Is the Supreme Court (and its two Trump appointees) as partisan as it sometimes appears, or will it reject Trump’s baseless objections and enforce legal subpoenas?
    If the Supreme Court rules against him, will Trump comply, or will he defy the united opinion of the legislative and judicial branches of government? This would amount to proclaiming the complete supremacy of the executive branch, and set the stage for dictatorship. [9]
    If Trump’s disregard of constitutional government becomes that blatant, will Senate Republicans finally turn against him and vote to remove him from office?


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