As much of the nation marvels at the instability and dysfunction of Trump’s White House, it’s just natural to wonder what the perspectives of the president’s staff are. Can they recognize some of Donald Trump’s more disturbing qualities?
Yesterday, NBC News reported on comments that John Kelly, the White House Chief of Staff has made secretly that insult the president’s very limited intelligence.
[Kelly] has referred to Trump as “an idiot” multiple times to underscore his point, according to four officials who say they’ve witnessed the comments. […]
“He doesn’t even understand what DACA is. He’s an idiot,” Kelly said in one meeting, according to two officials who were present. “We’ve got to save him from himself.”
The unfortunate chief of staff strongly denied the truth – he lied and said the report is “total BS” and gave a statement calling the accurate reporting “pathetic” – but there is plenty of evidence that Donald Trump has been disturbingly confused about the simplest details of DACA.
That NBC News report said that Kelly has also made rude comments about the moronic president to Congress members, “at times making fun of what he sees as Trump’s lack of knowledge about policy and government, current and former officials said.”
This is just a brief excerpt and of course the whole NBC News article is well worth your time, but the whole thing seems very familiar.
For example, during a July meeting at the Pentagon, the then-Secretary of State said in front of many officials that he believes the president is a “moron.”
A month after that surfaced, BuzzFeed reported about a private dinner at which the then-National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster mocked Trump’s small intellect, describing the idiotic dope president as an “idiot” as well as a “dope” with the brains of a “kindergartner.”
It is worth emphasizing that all of these reports faced pushback from the biased and dishonest members of the president’s team, in spite of the multiple sources which the reliable news organizations used.
Altogether, the reports prove that it isn’t just tens of millions of members of the American electorate who are concerned about Donald Trump’s capacity or lack thereof to do his job well. Some of those who have worked closely with the stupid president have come to the same conclusion: that Donald Trump is way too stupid to be president.