Trump’s preferred forms of communication appear to be 140-character early morning tweets, and over-the-top fabrications howled from a stage, rock concert style, to screaming fans in auditoriums and arenas.
Given Trump’s noted disdain for journalists as well, people wondered how he would handle his first “normal” press event since his election victory. Would he say sensible, articulate, well-informed things? The answer is a definite “no.”
Said Trump regarding sanctions against Russia for hacking, “I think that computers have complicated lives very greatly. The whole age of computer has made it where nobody knows exactly what is going on. We have speed, we have a lot of other things, but I’m not sure we have the kind the security we need. But I have not spoken with the senators and I will certainly will be over a period of time.”
He added at the press conference, discussing the possibility of conflict of interest between his role as President and all his global businesses: “It’s a great business — I’m going to have nothing to do with it, I don’t have to because as you know I wouldn’t have to do that by law but I want to do that because I want to focus on the country. But, when I ran, people know I have a very big business, they elected me I guess partially for that reason.” Can you believe this embarrassment will actually be our President?