The entrance to Trump tower -- which sits near heavily trafficked luxury shops, including Tiffany & Co. and Gucci -- has become a special challenge. New York City zoning rules require that the space in front of Trump Tower remain open to the public, and Secret Service officials say they have told city officials they are trying to be mindful of any impact on business.That's going to be a real clusterfuck, especially if Trump continues his practice of spending as many nights as he can in his own bed. Between that and the standard presidential TFR with a 30 nautical mile radius, things are going to be seriously fucked up.
Secret Service officials have raised the possibility of shutting down some lanes on Fifth Avenue -- or even shutting down the major thoroughfare entirely -- in talks with city law enforcement.
At least Bush mostly went to West Bumfuck, TX and Obama stayed in D.C. Obama quickly figured out that fucking up Chicagoans' lives with the Secret Service wasn't worth the squeeze. Don't expect The Donald to have the same consideration for other people.
Trump also took the unusual step of naming his three oldest children and his son-in-law to top posts, moves certain to create potential conflicts of interest given that his attorney said Trump would put his children in charge of his assets while he is president.Because nothing says "Third World dictatorship" like salting the administration with family members.
Meanwhile, his son-in-law, displayed Olympic-level cluelessness:
Kushner’s presence at the White House on Thursday drew notice from Obama’s staff when he asked, as they toured the West Wing, how many of the individuals there would remain into the next administration.Most people would have known, going in, that the number approached "zero".
You could pitch a new series from this: The Amateur President or "And You Thought Bush Was Inept".
This was interesting:
Carson confidant Armstrong Williams said the former neurosurgeon and top Trump surrogate will continue to advise Trump from outside the White House but declined Trump's offer to join his administration as a cabinet-level official.So he's not qualified to be the Secretary of Something, but he thought he was qualified to be President?
"He's never run an agency and it's a lot to ask. He's a neophyte and that's not his strength," Williams said, despite the fact that Carson vied for the Republican nomination to be the next president of the United States.
Are these people shooting up meth on an hourly basis?