President Trump apparently believes that playing golf every weekend and watching cable news for hours a day is work, and that rambling about NFL ratings on Twitter is part of his job as president.
During a joint press conference at the White House took a turn when Trump complained about working too much as president.
The erratic president, who takes nearly every weekend off and has spent three times more days on vacation this year than Obama did during his first year in office, was asked if he was preoccupied with the NFL.
He answered: “Well, I wasn’t preoccupied with the NFL. I was ashamed of what was taking place because to me I think that was a very important moment. To me, the NFL situation is a very important situation. I’ve heard that before about was I preoccupied, not at all, not at all. I have plenty of time on my hands. All I do is work, and to be honest with you, that’s an important function of working. It’s called respect for our country.”
It’s clear that Donald Trump is not living in reality, but if he thinks tweeting about the NFL is work, it explains why he is failing as president.
A president’s job is to govern. But Donald Trump is not governing, he is dividing the nation for his own benefit. No wonder he has zero major legislative accomplishments during his first year in office.
Watch the video below:
"I wasn't preoccupied with the NFL"
"I've got plenty of time"
"All I do is work" pic.twitter.com/kSXmsSIKij
— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) September 26, 2017