Anonymous author describes what it’s like working for Trump Imagine you’re in a meeting with your boss, An erratic, petulant egomaniac, averse to reading, prone to angry outbursts and known for an acutely short attention span.
Then imagine your boss is the president of the United States. That, according to “Anonymous,” a self-described senior administration official and the author of an upcoming book, Is the dilemma for those who work for President Trump inside the White House . “People who spend any time with Donald Trump are [made] uncomfortable by what they witness,” the author writes.
“He stumbles, slurs, gets confused, is easily irritated, and has trouble synthesizing information, not occasionally but with regularity.”The author is the same person who wrote a controversial op-ed in the New York Times last year,
Trump’s most outrageous ideas. Excerpts of the book, “A Warning,” were published Thursday by several news outlets, including the Times, the Washington Post,
According to the book, administration officials would often strategize before and after meetings with Trump, who is likened to 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.”
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.
“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.