In a stunning yet ultimately unsurprising admission, President Donald Trump has told Reuters news that he thought being President “would be easier.”
In an interview with the news agency, Trump reflected on his first 100 days and spoke about how he was finding being President:
I loved my previous life. I had so many things going.
This is more work than in my previous life. I thought it would be easier.
Trump also expressed his disdain for the lack of privacy he now has. While the President admitted that he was accustomed to not having a great deal of privacy in his “old life,” he also expressed surprise at how little he had left now that he is President.
You’re really into your own little cocoon, because you have such massive protection that you really can’t go anywhere.
I like to drive. I can’t drive anymore.
But Trump ahs also kept many of his old ways, habits that are entirely inappropriate for President of the United States.
The President frequently asks friends and former business colleagues who aren’t part of the government for help. This presents a clear security risk, as Trump is likely revealing classified policy details to unvetted members of the public. It also tells us he doesn’t know what he’s doing.
Reuters reports that Trump’s senior aides are “resigned” to this behavior.
The President’s actions during the interview suggest he is still obsessing over his election victory last year. Trump handed out maps with the latest electoral figures from 2016 printed on each state. The President told journalists:
Here, you can take that, that’s the final map of the numbers. It’s pretty good, right? The red is obviously us.
This is unsurprising behavior from Trump, whose only real victory was his election success last year, where he failed to win the popular vote. Since then the President has done nothing more than incite divisions and cause chaos, confusion and disappointment across America and the world.
These comments demonstrate how little Trump really knew about what it is to be President. For whatever reason, Trump thought being President was a cakewalk, which might explain why he was so quick to criticize former President Obama for anything and everything.
These comments could also give some insight into why Trump has spent so much time golfing. The President is clearly trying to keep as much of his “old life” as he can, and golfing is clearly a large part of that.
Perhaps Trump is golfing so much because it allows him to forget he’s President? Just a theory.