A Warning, by Anonymous

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A Warning, by Anonymous

#1 Post by chaos » Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:27 am

Although the author plans to donate royalties from the book, the "warning" would be much more powerful if he revealed his identity.

A couple of excerpts:
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https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/pol ... 527647001/

According to the Post, the author also plans to criticize Trump's character and whether he's fit for office.

The author describes Trump as “like a twelve-year-old in an air traffic control tower, pushing the buttons of government indiscriminately, indifferent to the planes skidding across the runway and the flights frantically diverting away from the airport" in an excerpt provided to the outlet.

In another excerpt, the author writes, "I am not qualified to diagnose the president’s mental acuity" but adds:

"All I can tell you is that normal people who spend any time with Donald Trump are uncomfortable by what they witness. He stumbles, slurs, gets confused, is easily irritated, and has trouble synthesizing information, not occasionally but with regularity. Those who would claim otherwise are lying to themselves or to the country."
https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/anonymo ... 58931.html

The author describes the evolving process of trying to brief the president.

“Early on, briefers were told not to send lengthy documents. Trump wouldn’t read them,” the author writes. “Nor should they bring summaries to the Oval Office. If they must bring paper, then PowerPoint was preferred because he is a visual learner. Okay, that’s fine, many thought to themselves, leaders like to absorb information in different ways.

“Then officials were told that PowerPoint decks needed to be slimmed down,” the author continues. “He needed more images to keep his interest — and fewer words. Then they were told to cut back the overall message (on complicated issues such as military readiness or the federal budget) to just three main points. Eh, that was still too much.

“Soon West Wing aides were exchanging ‘best practices’ for success in the Oval Office,” the author adds. “The most salient advice? Forget the three points. Come in with one main point and repeat it — over and over again, even if the president inevitably goes off on tangents — until he gets it. Just keep steering the subject back to it. ONE point.”

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Re: A Warning, by Anonymous

#2 Post by lollapaloser » Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:21 pm

Bannon?

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Re: A Warning, by Anonymous

#3 Post by Hype » Sun Nov 10, 2019 1:48 pm

“Early on, briefers were told not to send lengthy documents. Trump wouldn’t read them,” the author writes. “Nor should they bring summaries to the Oval Office. If they must bring paper, then PowerPoint was preferred because he is a visual learner. Okay, that’s fine, many thought to themselves, leaders like to absorb information in different ways.

“Then officials were told that PowerPoint decks needed to be slimmed down,” the author continues. “He needed more images to keep his interest — and fewer words. Then they were told to cut back the overall message (on complicated issues such as military readiness or the federal budget) to just three main points. Eh, that was still too much.

“Soon West Wing aides were exchanging ‘best practices’ for success in the Oval Office,” the author adds. “The most salient advice? Forget the three points. Come in with one main point and repeat it — over and over again, even if the president inevitably goes off on tangents — until he gets it. Just keep steering the subject back to it. ONE point.”
We would be forgiven for mistaking this for sheer stupidity. It's not. It's plain disinterest and arrogance, and stupidity, but not mainly.

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Re: A Warning, by Anonymous

#4 Post by Pandemonium » Sun Nov 10, 2019 3:10 pm

I find it alarming that regardless of what anyone thinks of Trump, some person hiding his identity can publish a book that gets national attention with controversial and even outrageous claims which are taken as gospel by a big percentage of the public.

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